[scribus] Scribus 1.3.7 Released spell check support under?windows.

Christoph Schäfer christoph-schaefer at gmx.de
Wed Jun 16 23:26:59 CEST 2010

Am Mittwoch, 16. Juni 2010 01:08:39 schrieb John Beardmore:
> Randolph Bentson wrote:
> > You're in a better position to comment on why it's a technical issue in
> > Windows but not in Linux. Is the spell checking done by invoking an
> > external program or using an available library which isn't available
> > in Windows, or it the cause something else?
> My understanding was that aspel is available for windows, (I even
> downloaded it once), the lib can be redistributed in windows, and that
> the windows .exe has to be compiled with the header for the lib.
> If it's as easy as it sounded a year ago, I'm not sure why it hasn't
> become the default way of building it for windows.
> It's frustrating to have a feature that's so nearly implemented stay
> 'just round the corner' for so long. I've been looking forward to this
> since I got into Scribus at !

The problem is that the Windows port of aspell is old and unmaintained (last 
update 2002!). Someone sent us a patch that allows for the use of enchant 
instead, but this patch needs some work to be able to be integrated.



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