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Re: new package: Joe's Own Editor

OK, I've removed aspell as a requirement and have changed the directory from /etc/joe to /usr/share/joe.

Here are the new files:

category: Editors
requires: cygwin
sdesc: "Joe's Own Editor - world-famous Wordstar-like text editor"
ldesc: "Joe's Own Editor - world-famous Wordstar-like text editor
Includes clones of several other editors:
 joe - Main user interface
 jmacs - Gnu-emacs clone
 jstar - Wordstar clone
 jpico - PICO clone
Editor has syntax highlighting, i18n support and works well
in Cygwin console.  Get 'aspell' for spell checking in JOE."

Max Bowsher wrote:

Corinna Vinschen wrote:

Hi Joe,

On Apr 17 16:12, Joe Allen wrote:

One thing I'm not sure about: I've listed "aspell" as a
requirement.  This is not really true- the editor will run
without it, but I find it annoying when the speller is not
there, so it's kind of a soft requirement.

It's kinda your choice as the maintainer of the package and the usual
result of including also optional dependencies is that you will get
less questions on the Cygwin list in the style of "JOE work but speeling
work not, help how?"

I don't think including that dependency is a good idea.

What if someone wants to use joe for editing source code? Or perhaps just wants a small install, and has faith in their own spelling? In such situations, the dependency would be very annoying.


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