Re: User services (was: Re: dict server)

On 4/6/06, Reinout van Schouwen <reinouts gnome org> wrote:
> Hi Kevin,
> On Thu, 6 Apr 2006, Kevin Kubasik wrote:
> > dictionaries up to date. If we are just willing to mirror another dict
> > site, then why not just make a DNS round robin?
> I think that:
> - We should simply strive to keep up with official releases of the
>   freedict dictionaries and friends, not try to manage our own;
Ok, I think that should be easy enough to manage

> - The added value of a GNOME-controlled (or Freedesktop-controlled, for
>   all I care) dict server is that we can add dictionaries for new
>   languages on demand. The current gnome-dictionary default,
>   for instance, only offers English dictionaries, which is a bit sparse
>   when you consider the number of languages GNOME officially supports.
>   :)

Exactly, this is the primary reason for a, however, can
we find reliable and complete dictionaries for all the languages that
gnome supports? If so, and we can automate the process somewhat, then
I say go-go.

Kevin Kubasik

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