[libvoikko] divvun-gramcheck in libreoffice-voikko

Kevin Brubeck Unhammer apertium at unhammer.mm.st
Mon Jan 22 22:05:59 EET 2018

Alright, sounds good :-)


Harri Pitkänen <hatapitk at iki.fi> čálii:

> Hi!
> I think that it would be best to have different extension identifier for
> the Divvun grammar checker. This will allow users to install Voikko and
> Divvun extensions side by side. In case both happen to implement
> checker for the same language LibreOffice already provides a dialog
> where user can choose the priority order for different checkers.
> (It is actually possible for single extension to provide multiple
> grammar checker modules in LibreOffice but implementing that would
> likely require more changes in the code than keeping them separate.)
> Maybe the friendly fork approach is easier to start with. Possibly
> that is all we need. The code in libreoffice-voikko changes very rarely
> these days as it is now about as complete as it can be. But we might
> also consider merging the changes later. In fact very early versions
> of the extensions supported building the code with configurable
> extension identifier (using sed expressions in Makefile) but support
> for that was dropped when the alternative (non-free) backend was
> no longer useful.
> Harri
> Kevin Brubeck Unhammer kirjoitti 2018-01-19 15:37:
>> Hi,
>> I'm integrating the http://divvun.no/ grammar checker into
>> LibreOffice. Since Voikko already has a nice plugin, I tried using that
>> as a base and just swapping out the relevant parts from
>> GrammarChecker.py, and magically it Just Works (after putting our lib
>> into pythonpath).
>> We'd like to use the libreoffice-voikko code as a frontend to the
>> Divvun
>> grammar checkers for Northern Saami and any of the other grammar
>> checkers that may be developed under the Divvun/Giellatekno projects
>> (https://victorio.uit.no/langtech/trunk/langs/). However, I'm not sure
>> how best to organise it.
>> The easy way would be to make a friendly fork with a different plugin
>> identifier ("no.divvun.ooovoikko"?), which doesn't depend on
>> libvoikko. I don't think we'd need many more changes to the code, but
>> we'd still need to backport any fixes to libreoffice-voikko, which is a
>> downside.
>> But it might also be possible to integrate the projects, so that
>> libreoffice-voikko optionally depends on libdivvun. The plus side is we
>> get any libreoffice-voikko fixes in our code immediately, and Voikko
>> suddenly supports more languages. But I see some downsides too. For
>> one,
>> the plugin has to contain a lot more logic for the optional libdivvun
>> which might or might not be there; lists of supported languages now
>> become a map from languages to backends (needing some sort of conflict
>> resolution in case of overlap). Distribution packages also have to have
>> a new optional dependency, and people who will only use Divvun checkers
>> still have to install the libvoikko dependency (unless
>> libreoffice-voikko only optionally depends on libvoikko, but that of
>> course will make the code more complicated).
>> Any thoughts on this? (Anything I've missed?)
>> best regards,
>> Kevin Brubeck Unhammer
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