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Re: [Pan-users] disabling spell-checking at run-time?

From: Duncan
Subject: Re: [Pan-users] disabling spell-checking at run-time?
Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2002 16:42:27 -0700
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On Monday 28 October 2002 15:17, Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom wrote:
> > Actually spell-checking causes so many problems I'd be just
> > as happy tearing the whole thing out until gtkspell catches
> > up with the newer branches of aspell.  <shrug>
> I'll certainly go along with this. then again, I'm a fairly good speller,
> so I don't use the spellchecker. ;) YMMV.

I'm not a real good, or a real bad speller.  My problem is that I like to use 
big words that I can say but can't spell.  <g>  Thus, I appreciate the 
availability of the spell checking versions, although I've temporarily gone 
with -nospell when I needed to get it working, and didn't have time for the 
hoop jumping.

I'd only suggest changing the nospell version to the default.  Make them the 
"plain" packages, and add -spellchk to the spell enabled packages, so people 
have to seek out the "power user" package, with spell checking enabled, and 
get the package with fewer problems, if they just download the standard 
package. Users still willing to attempt the hoop jumping could get spell 
enabled versions if desired, while others would be more likely to get 
something that worked right on their system, without all thatf hoop-jumping.

Of course, such a policy change would need to be noted somewhere, say, the 
changelogs on the front page, as well as on the downloads page, to avoid 

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little
temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." --
Benjamin Franklin

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