Subject: CVS commit: pkgsrc/textproc/aspell
To: None <>
From: Lubomir Sedlacik <>
List: pkgsrc-changes
Date: 01/15/2003 02:23:56
Module Name:	pkgsrc
Committed By:	salo
Date:		Wed Jan 15 00:23:56 UTC 2003

Modified Files:
	pkgsrc/textproc/aspell: DESCR Makefile PLIST distinfo
Added Files:

Log Message:
Update to version 0.50.3.

- added for applications using aspell and pspell
- updated DESCR


Aspell has undergone an extremely large number of changes since the previous
Aspell/Pspell release. For one thing Pspell has been merged with Aspell so
there in no longer two separate libraries you have to worry about.

Because of the massive changes between Aspell/Pspell and Aspell 0.50 you may
want to clean out the old files before installing the the new Aspell.  To do
so do a "make uninstall" in the original Aspell and Pspell source directories.

The way dictionaries are handled has also changed. This includes a change in
the naming conventions of both language names and dictionaries. Due to the
language name change, your old personal dictionaries will not be recognized.
However, you can import the old dictionaries by running the "aspell-import"
script. This also means that dictionaries designed to work with older versions
of Aspell are not likely to function correctly.  Fortunately new dictionary
packages are available for most languages. You can find them off of the Aspell
home page at

The Pspell ABI is now part of Aspell except that the name of everything has
changed due to the renaming of Pspell to Aspell. In particular please note the
following name changes:

    pspell -> aspell
    manager -> speller
    emulation -> enumeration
    master_word_list -> main_word_list

Please also note that the name of the language-tag option has changed to lang.
However, for backward compatible the language-tag option will still work.

However, you should also be able to build applications that require Pspell
with the new Aspell as a backward compatibility header file is provided.

Due to a change in the way dictionaries are handled, scanning for .pwli files
in order to get find out which dictionaries are available will no longer work.
This means that programs that relied on this technique may have problems
finding dictionaries. Fortunately, GNU Aspell now provided a uniform way to
list all installed dictionaries via the C API. See the file "list-dicts.c" in
the examples/ directory for an example of how to due this. Unfortunately there
is isn't any simply way to find out which dictionaries are installed which
will work with both the old Aspell/Pspell and the new GNU Aspell.

To generate a diff of this commit:
cvs rdiff -r1.1.1.1 -r1.2 pkgsrc/textproc/aspell/DESCR \
cvs rdiff -r1.3 -r1.4 pkgsrc/textproc/aspell/Makefile \
cvs rdiff -r0 -r1.1 pkgsrc/textproc/aspell/

Please note that diffs are not public domain; they are subject to the
copyright notices on the relevant files.