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Re: [TSVN] spellchecker

From: Daniel Atallah <daniel.atallah_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-07-18 15:14:21 CEST

On 7/18/05, SteveKing <stefankueng@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 7/18/05, Simon Large <simon@skirridsystems.co.uk> wrote:
> > That's exactly the point. You _don't_ need the spellchecker and
> > thesaurus to get TSVN running. It's an option (and one that I don't use
> > myself, because my spilling is perfekt ;-)
> Yes I can see your perfect spelling.
> The problem is that 'installing' the spellchecker/thesaurus requires users to
> 1. visit our website
> 2. follow the link to OO
> 3. click around to find the right spellchecker
> 4. click more to find the right thesaurus
> 5. download both
> 6. unzip both
> 7. rename 4 files so TSVN can recognize the files correctly
> 8. create a new folder in the TSVN installation folder
> 9. copy the four files there
> Do you really think that's better???
> Oh, btw: step 9 isn't possible if you're not an Admin or Poweruser.
> Stefan

Reading through your spirited discussion, I had a thought (actually it
reminded me that I need to do something similar for the spellchecker
that we use for gaim).

What if the installer could check if you have an up-to-date
spellchecker and then download it if you don't (as an optional step).

As an anecdote, we've noticed that relatively few people use the spell
checking functionality in Wingaim because it requires 2 extra steps to
get working (install aspell and then a dictionary) - hence the plan to
integrate the download with the installer. There are also regular
support requests to asking how to get it working (even though it is
reasonably documented). So, I agree with Stefan's point that if you
make it difficult to access, nobody will use it. However, I also see
the point that it is a somewhat significant increase in download size
for every upgrade.

Perhaps this can be a way to reach a solution that is acceptable for everybody.


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