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Re: [TSVN] spellchecker

From: SteveKing <stefankueng_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-07-18 14:12:40 CEST

On 7/18/05, Simon Large <simon@skirridsystems.co.uk> wrote:

> I'm sure about a year ago, one of the reasons for the APR patch was that
> it meant not having to include the same code 3 times, which saved a few
> hundred K in the installer size. Not the only reason, but one of them.

One apr patch is to get rid of the APR_ICONV_PATH env variable which
causes big problems. The other was to not have yet another iconv lib
(which in fact does the very same thing as the apr iconv).
That's not quite the same - I didn't wanted to ship the same thing twice.

> 8.2MB is not too huge for a great SCM tool, but as almost half of it is
> for an option that is not useful to many users, and those users may also
> be on slow dialup connections, it is an important consideration.

The spellchecker and thesaurus are responsible for about 3MB of the
whole installer. That's about 35%, not 50%.

> >>it is practically useless for non-speaking-english persons maintaining
> >>their projects in native languages.
> >
> > Solitaire on a Win-Pro is too, but it's there anyway.
>
> Extending that argument, we could include all the language packs too ;-)

Not really: we then had to either wait indefinitely until all the
translators catched up, or release every two days an updated
installer.

Stefan

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