Subject: Re: What a wast of time!
From: Joaquín Cuenca Abela (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Sep 06 2000 - 12:26:26 CDT
----- Original Message -----
From: "James Alan Brown" <James@jabcomp.force9.co.uk>
Sent: Wednesday, September 06, 2000 5:34 PM
Subject: What a wast of time!
> 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)!
No? What a surprise...
> The many other things although needed and nice are not core components
> 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
> need of sorting out by someone, and with a far greater speed, if you
> this package to replace or offer any real alternative.
Is it a offer? Would do you like to do the work?
> 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,
So, when you ask a question in a mailing list, you are giving your free
time, and when I (or somebody else) spend 8 hours with gdb just to fix a
stupid segfault, I just need to realize that I have to code/reply faster and
help others... (?)
> to try to correct problems. ( I am self employed
> but was happy to spend whatever free time in helping work on this
> Sadly not any more!
After two days... ouauh.
> I expected at least some answers to my basic questions and some help in
> 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
> 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
> own and put up my own GPL word processor.
Really, if you can not fix the spell checker of AbiWord, just don't try to
build a word processor.
> I have un-subscribed from this group so if you wish to comment the your
> have to email me direct.
-- Joaquin Cuenca Abela email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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