Subject: What a wast of time!
From: James Alan Brown (James@jabcomp.force9.co.uk)
Date: Wed Sep 06 2000 - 10:34:45 CDT
I am somewhat surprised at the total lack of help or response to my emails
regarding problems with the spell checker on AbiWord.
I have spent the last 2 days working hard trying to resolve the issue of
not being able to use any British hash table in AbiWord on SuSE Linux.
(The rest of the world don't need to spell in American English only)!
The many other things although needed and nice are not core components like
a working spell checker (unless your in the USA and don't have a problem)!
It is also very clear that other language hash table headers are not
correctly being recognised in AbiWord and as such are unusable.
It is also very clear to me that your ispell hack is a total mess and is in
need of sorting out by someone, and with a far greater speed, if you intend
this package to replace or offer any real alternative.
AbiWord has some great features and looks to have potential but unless you
get your act together quite quickly and help others, who are after all
giving their free time, to try to correct problems. ( I am self employed
but was happy to spend whatever free time in helping work on this project)!
Sadly not any more!
I expected at least some answers to my basic questions and some help in how
to resolve them.
Surly this is an important issue? Maybe your all to dam worried and
concerned about "Smart Quotes and how to suck up to Gnome than spell checking".
As an organised Programming group (It sucks)!
Ok I guess that I will now spend the next 3 months or so removing all
references to AbiWord on my version, junk the spelling checker and write my
own and put up my own GPL word processor.
I have un-subscribed from this group so if you wish to comment the your
have to email me direct.
JAB Computers Bristol UK
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