Maintaining KSpell

Zack Rusin zack at
Mon Jul 21 23:02:16 BST 2003

On Monday 21 July 2003 17:12, David Faure wrote:
> > while fixing KSpell last week I noticed that it's pretty much
> > unmaintained and it's been like that for over a year. Laurent was
> > mostly the one who was working on it lately, but unfortunately he
> > doesn't have the time to be maintaining on it and David doesn't
> > respond to emails.
> Me?

No, you reply faster than most autorepliers I've ever seen ;) I meant  
David Sweet who was the original author of KSpell.

> > Therefore, hopefully with everybodies blessing, I'll take
> > the maintainer position of KSpell and try to close most of the
> > reports for it before we'll release 3.2. Any
> > objections?
> Surely not :)

Great :)

> But please have a look at koffice's libkospell (by Laurent).
> The goal is to have a lib that can interface
> * libaspell (preferred if a dictionary for the requested language is
> installed) * ispell and aspell binaries, like kspell does.
> The point is that you get much better performance when using a lib
> instead of a separate executable, and more features too.
> The idea behind libkospell is/was to replace kdelibs's kspell at some
> point (AFAIK the API is pretty much the same). This is all I know,
> better ask Laurent for details.

Yeah, I like that idea/library a lot but unfortunately for 3.2 we can't 
drop KSpell and the reports against it are multiplying. For 4.0 I'm all 
for replacing it.


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