Need feedback/review, a big change in AbiWord2 port.

Adam Weinberger adamw at
Wed Jun 9 00:38:12 GMT 2004

>> (06.08.2004 @ 1513 PST): Jeremy Messenger said, in 3.8K: <<
> >>>>	- Change the default spell from Enchant to Aspell, because it doesn't
> >>>>	  work at all unless you compile Enchant with the Aspell support. I
> >>>>	  think, it's waste to depend on Enchant by default.
> >>>>
> >>>>	  Also, I have removed the check of Enchant. I prefer to see force
> >>>>	  user to want use Enchant if they know what to do with it. I need
> >>>>	  the
> >>>>	  help on write the better comment in @${ECHO_CMD} about this.
> >>>
> >>>I disagree strongly with this. I think that Enchant is a great idea.
> >>>Enchant isn't being utilized properly ATM, but it has the propensity to
> >>>be a great leap forward in i18n spell-checking.
> >>
> >>What's your best suggest then? Force Enchant to compile with Aspell
> >>support? This is the way that I will allow Enchant to be default. It
> >>doesn't make any sense to have something that will not work by default.  
> >>I
> >>think, it's important to have the default that is just work.
> >
> >Enchant should theoretically work fine without aspell support. But, I
> >think that Enchant should be enabled by defaultm, and should work
> >out-of-the-box, by whatever means necessary.
> Do you mean, you think we should change Enchant port to compile with  
> Aspell support? If no, then I will not switch Aspell to Enchant for the  
> default spell, unless you have anything to fix it.
>> end of "Re: Need feedback/review, a big change in AbiWord2 port." from Jeremy Messenger <<

Yes. If Enchant needs aspell support for AbiWord2 to work best, then
Enchant should depend upon aspell by default.

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