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MS Visual C++ Port Now Available

From: Kevin Atkinson
Subject: MS Visual C++ Port Now Available
Date: Sun, 07 Nov 2004 18:57:15 -0700 (MST)

A port of GNU Aspell 0.60 is now available at either in patch form or as a zip file.

README for aspell-0.60-vc++-*.diff and aspell-0.60-vc++-*.zip

This patch and zip file allows Aspell to compile with VC++.  The
changes were submitted by Gary Setter <address@hidden>.
This patch also contains a decent number of changes beyond what is
required to get Aspell to compile with VC++, not all of which I
approve of.  As such, I, the author of Aspell do not officially support
these changes.  If you have problems with the code please contact Gary

However, I am willing to work with somebody to get Aspell to compile
with VC++ provided that the changes are broken down into into well
defined patches (using the "context" or "unified" format).  Each patch
should focus on one specific problem.  This way I can review the
changes on a case by case basis.  I am even willing to give someone
who will commit time to the port CVS access, provided that they keep
their changes on a separate branch, to aid in keeping their changes up
to date until the point the official version of Aspell can compile with

Due to a dispute over the behavior of the acommon::String class Gary
Setter lost interest in working with me.  However he did give me
permission to release his changes:

  The file Copywrite (C) 2004
  by Gary Setter, in this document called the SOFTWARE PRODUCT, is a
  derivative work from Aspell 0.60 Copyright (C) 2001-2004 by Kevin
  Atkinson.  Aspell, being under the GNU LGPL license version 2.0 or
  2.1, the SOFTWARE PRODUCT is also under the GNU LGPL license version
  2.0 or 2.1. You may receive a copy of the LGPL license at

  To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Gary Setter
  expressly disclaims any warranty for the SOFTWARE PRODUCT. The
  SOFTWARE PRODUCT and any related documentation are provided "as is"
  without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including,
  without limitation, the implied warranties of merchantability or
  fitness for a particular purpose. The entire risk arising out of use
  or performance of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT remains with you.


  Note that I have not made any conditions to your use of the Win32
  port, you may give me attribution, but you are not required.

Kevin Atkinson


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