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

Jeremy Messenger mezz7 at
Wed Jun 9 02:00:31 GMT 2004

On Tue, 8 Jun 2004 20:38:11 -0400, Adam Weinberger <adamw at>  

>>> (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.

With those diffs, now the spell works by default with Enchant. No object  
tonight and I will commit those by tomorrow. Thanks for review/feedback,  
marcus and adamw!


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