Maintaining KSpell

Laurent Montel montel at
Tue Jul 22 12:36:34 BST 2003

Le Monday 21 July 2003 23:12, David Faure a écrit :
> On Monday 21 July 2003 22:55, Zack Rusin wrote:
> > Ave,
> >
> > 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 David Sweet <dsweet at> :)

> > 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 :)
> 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.

Yes new kospell which is koffice/lib/kospell is an improvment of kspell.
Now we can use aspell/hspell/ispell/libaspell.

With this new lib we can change language in dynamic.
We can reverse search (top-> bottom and bottom->top )

I must fix again this lib (for koffice-1.3) because there is a bug with 
Ispell is not launched, I don't understand.
I will try to work on this week.

But it's not BC with old API :((((

> 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.

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