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From Jürgen Schmidt <>
Subject Re: [RELEASE]: help wanted to define default dictionaries for languages
Date Mon, 06 Feb 2012 08:20:47 GMT
On 2/6/12 12:18 AM, Andrea Pescetti wrote:
> On 16/01/2012 Jürgen Schmidt wrote:
>> I am not really familiar with thwe dictionaries/thesaurus and would like
>> to ask for help to define a list of default dictionaries/thesaurus for
>> each language if possible.
> We should start from the dictionaries that were already included in
> 3.4 beta. Besides some special cases, like the Spanish
> dictionaries already discussed here, they will be the dictionaries users
> are used to.

we can't store them in our repo and have to download them from either 
the extension repo (that I would prefer if possible) or from somewhere 
else. But we need some kind of list that I have mentioned. Base don such 
a list we can start to work on the build process and the integration.

And yes we need also somebody who is interested to work on this ;-)

>> Based on this list we have to work on a mechanism to include the
>> dictionaries in our binary releases. ...
>> I propose that we collect this list in the wiki first and prepare later
>> on a simple text file that we can check-in in svn for the build process.
>> As place for the wiki page I suggest a sub-page under
>> with the name "Bundled Default Language Tools" or so.
> I started
> (short: )
> but matching all dictionaries with their upstream sources will take some
> time, especially considering that the Extensions site is not stable yet.

thanks for starting the wiki page.

That is the reason why I have tried to start early. I hope that in the 
future the extension site will be more stable and can be used as an 
reliable source for downloading these extensions.

>> We need also a volunteer who analyze the mechanism to include these
>> extensions in our binary releases ...
> If we manage to download them, everything should be ready, with two
> major obstacles:
> 1) Depending on the availability of the Extensions site (or of a dozen
> different sites) to download the dictionaries at build time is problematic.
as mentioned before that will be hopefully no problem in the future

> 2) Dictionaries included in the sources were repackaged:
> for example, files in the Italian writing aids extension were moved and
> renamed; so it could be that we cannot just download extensions as they
> are, and if we need some logic/scripts we must store it somewhere.

that is something that we don't want in the future. I think we can only 
download and include them as they come from the extension repo (or 
somewhere else) and can bundle them with our binary.

Well that might be different for ALv2 licensed stuff but ideally we 
would handle all dictionaries equal.


> Regards,
> Andrea.

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