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Re: HELP NEEDED Re: updating Xchat and friends

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
>>> approach:
>>> * 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.
>> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=201116
>> 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.



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