Re: Spellchecking priorities [Was: Re: Override changes standard -> optional]
2009/8/25 Frans Pop <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> On Tuesday 25 August 2009, Christian Perrier wrote:
>> Quoting Frans Pop (email@example.com):
>> > On Tuesday 25 August 2009, Agustin Martin wrote:
>> > > I am about to ask dictionaries-common priority be changed to
>> > > optional in the override file. Also, ispell maintainer has also
>> > > uploaded ispell, iamerican and ibritish with optional priority (not
>> > > yet changed in the override file).
CC'ing this time #416572 [ibritish: Should not have priority
standard]. Sorry, Daniel, forgot to cc before.
>> > >
>> > > Are those changes OK in the override file at this time from the
>> > > debian-installer point of view?
>> > Yes, it seems to me that this is the correct time to do this.
Fine, I will then request override changes for dictionaries-common as
soon as I am in a box with my GPG key. Daniel, do you request changes
for the ispell/iamerican/ibritish override entries?
>> > Could you please file an important BR against tasksel with the
>> > request to update language tasks if/as needed for the change in
>> > priority? That way the tasksel maintainers will have a reminder to
>> > look into it.
Since packages triggering the changes are ispell/iamerican/ibritish
(IIRC dictionaries-common is pulled as a dependency) Daniel may prefer
to do that himself. If busy, I can do that once the overrides file is
changed for ispell/iamerican/ibritish.
>> After looking at current tasks, my understanding of this is that
>> iamerican and wamerican should be added to "standard".
> Can you do that? I thought standard was exclusively a dynamic task that is
> based on package priority alone.
> It depends a bit on what you want, but it seems to me this calls for an
> en_US task. Unless there's a strong desire to have the US dictionaries
> installed for *all* languages for some reason.
I think the same, but as long as is not pulled by priority but by a
task, is an improvement.
Also note that status of ispell and ispell dictionaries is unclear for
the future. There were some discussions about lowering the number of
spellchecking engines in Debian, so ispell and its dicts may even
disappear or at least be made extra priority in a future.
> BTW, Agustin: I assume that _w_american remains prio standard? IIRC quite
> a lot of DDs expressed in past discussions that that should remain
> available by default for various purposes.
That is what I think too. The winning argument is that it contains
what previously was in /usr/dict/words, and that is expected to be
present from the early days of UNIX systems.
[Please keep CC'ing me, I am not subscribed to debian-boot]