Nathan Grennan wrote:
Warren Togami wrote:
> Joseph E. Sacco, Ph.D. wrote:
>> The current version of Xchat is 2.6.0-6. Version 2.6.6 was released on
>> 17July. A release of 2.6.7 for Linux is imminent.
>> The later versions support spell checking, which is a good thing. There
>> are configuration options that provide choices for spell checking
>> mechanisms. By default, configure will elect to link in libsexy if
>> found. libsexy will use enchant by default.
>> I built 2.6.6 using the src rpm from 2.6.0-6. I used a simplistic
>> * downloaded the 2.6.6 tar ball from xchat.org
>> * edited the 2.6.0 spec file
>> - changed the version numbers
>> - stripped out all of the patches [:-)]
>> Builds and runs fine.
> We'd certainly like to have the latest versions of this in FC.
> However caillon is currently too busy to maintain this package. We
> would be happy for help in updating the package, but simply stripping
> out the patches is not acceptable.
> If somebody would like to examine each patch and determine whether
> they are still needed or not, please attach updated spec and patches
> here, and they can be included after FC6test2.
I am willing to do it. I have been doing it for myself for a while.
Does that mean you *are* going todo it? I was thinking about doing it
otherwise and I don't want us todo double work.
>> There is also a newer version of enchant available:
>> enchant: 1.2.6
> enchant is in Extras, and we are already well past FC6 feature freeze,
> so we cannot include it in Core for xchat to use. We may consider
> this for FC7.
It can also use gtkspell. Which is in core. Another option would be to
drop xchat from Core if caillon is too busy to maintain it. I am sure
that would upset some people, but seems practical under the circumstances.
Yes moving xchat to Extras sounds reasonable, then again since we
advertise IRC as a support medium, maybe it should stay in core.