[libvoikko] HFST support to libvoikko in Debian and Ubuntu?

Kevin Brubeck Unhammer apertium at unhammer.mm.st
Sun Jan 10 16:28:38 EET 2016

Timo Jyrinki <timo.jyrinki at gmail.com> čálii:

> Hello,
> Would there be interest in working in getting HFST enabled libvoikko
> in Debian (and therefore also Ubuntu) within this year?
> I've packaged foma now and it's in Debian's NEW queue which is a slow
> process so it might take a while. That'd enable VFST libvoikko 4.0 +
> voikko-fi 2.0 which I've already prepared but waiting for foma.
> I'm searching for a person who would commit to the packaging work in
> Debian. I can help with packaging review, tips, sponsoring etc stuff
> but I wouldn't want to expand my own existing commitments. That is,
> the "Maintainer" field would be you or several persons.
> The next Debian version will be frozen in Q4/2016, which in practice
> means because of the slow processes that the package should be ready
> for uploading this spring. The NEW queue handling is slow, the package
> might got rejected to be reworked despite reviews, etc.
> I'd like to also just understand what would need to be packaged for
> this to happen? That is, all libraries and tools to both build
> libvoikko with HFST support and building the HFST dictionaries. Is it
> only hfstospell for libvoikko, but hfst itself too for building the
> actual dictionaries? And then source packages for the dictionaries
> like hfst-northernsami.

Would it make sense to have that in giella-sme? Currently, that package
installs these files: http://sprunge.us/OOZC 

Tino's nightly repo also include hfst-ospell, btw.

Kevin Brubeck Unhammer

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