[libvoikko] ZHFST, libreffice-voikko and Windows: new test build available

Francis Tyers ftyers at prompsit.com
Wed Jan 29 20:30:04 EET 2014

El dc 29 de 01 de 2014 a les 19:38 +0200, en/na Harri Pitkänen va
> On Tuesday 28 January 2014 21:44:48 Sjur Moshagen wrote:
> > 28. jan. 2014 kl. 19:50 skrev Harri Pitkänen <hatapitk at iki.fi>:
> > > I hope this will work for you too. Let us know if it does and feel free to
> > > use it as a basis for stable speller extensions. I believe this might be
> > > ready for wider use.
> > 
> > Will there be a similar Linux oxt distro that can be used for stable speller
> > extensions? Or should Linux distributions be organised in a different way?
> Since libvoikko and libreoffice-voikko are already in most (all?) of the 
> widely used distributions it would be too risky to ship an extension that has 
> the same extension identifier, uses the C++ namespace and includes the same 
> shared library. The end result might be completely random behavior depending 
> on which distro packages the user has installed. And the distribution builds 
> of LibreOffice may not even be binary compatible with each other.
> I have already written initial Debian files for hfst-ospell. I have used it on 
> two of my computers for the past five months and the packages seem to work. 
> They still need some work before they are ready to be proposed for inclusion 
> into Debian:
>   https://github.com/voikko/debian-packages/tree/master/hfstospell%2Bdebian
> Anyone can continue from there. I don't have the time right now but might be 
> interested in finishing these later.
> ZHFST spellers could initially be distributed separately. All you need to do 
> is to copy the file under /usr/lib/voikko/3 (or /etc/voikko/3 or 
> $HOME/.voikko/3). That should be easy enough to explain even for relatively 
> inexperienced user.

I think that that's a good strategy. If we really want the languages in
Debian, then it would be easy to make minimal packages to install
in /usr.


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