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[ELPA] New package: dict

From: Eshel Yaron
Subject: [ELPA] New package: dict
Date: Thu, 11 May 2023 16:22:06 +0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13)

Hey all,

I want to propose a new package to GNU ELPA, called Dict or dict.el.

Please find below an appropriate patch for elpa.git.

Similarly to the (now built-in) dictionary.el library, Dict obtains and displays
dictionary definitions from RFC2229 dictionary servers.

Dict's differentiation comes from its simplicity and extensibility--while
dictionary.el defines a bespoke major mode and interface for browsing word
definitions, Dict leverages Emacs's Help mode by default.  It also let's users
extend and control most aspects of its behavior via customization options.  See
the manual in the repo or online at https://eshelyaron.com/dict.html for more

The main motivation behind this package was to resolve some usability issues
that I came across with dictionary.el.  Namely, I'm not satisfied with the fact
that dictionary.el unconditionally switches to the *Dictionary* buffer when
displaying a definition, and I don't appreciate how it tries to remember my
previous windows configuration and revert back to it when I close the
*Dictionary* buffer with the q key.  Of course, I'm open to the possibility of
modifying dictionary.el instead of adding this separate package GNU ELPA if
anyone thinks that's preferable, but I also think it would be nice to let people
try out Dict and get some feedback beforehand.

>From 623c4d3b8be00f180e03480633a24ab61326e5cc Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Eshel Yaron <me@eshelyaron.com>
Date: Thu, 11 May 2023 14:20:16 +0300
Subject: [PATCH] * elpa-packages (dict): New package

 elpa-packages | 2 ++
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)

diff --git a/elpa-packages b/elpa-packages
index d5603f7803..fab548b336 100644
--- a/elpa-packages
+++ b/elpa-packages
@@ -201,6 +201,8 @@
   :news "CHANGELOG.org"
   :readme "README.md")
  (devdocs              :url "https://github.com/astoff/devdocs.el";)
+ (dict                 :url "git://git.eshelyaron.com/dict.git"
+  :doc "README.org")
  (dict-tree            :url "http://www.dr-qubit.org/git/predictive.git";
   :manual-sync t ;; The upstream doesn't exist any more!



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