Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 121701
[stardict] update request to 2.4.X
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:41 EST
The stardict package hasn't been updated since 2002. It would be nice
to see this package updated for two reasons: It has evolved from being
a Chinese-only application to a more generalised dictionary
application, and it's now a regular GTK application instead of being
Sounds good, however would you suggest any GPL or any non-restrictive
dictionaries that can include into the package? Maybe there is no
point of including it without any dict.
There's a fairly good selection of dictionaries available in the
stardict directory on SF (http://dl.sf.net/stardict/). The exact
licensing terms aren't clearly stated, but I would assume that the
ones derived from dictionary projects (www.dict.org, www.freedict.de)
are covered by these projects' licensing terms.
Anyway, the most interesting one is gcide (the GNU version of The
Collaborative International Dictionary, based on a version of
Webster's Unabridged from 1913) which is GPL.
In any case, updating the package will pave the way for including some
of these dictionaries in Fedora Extras/fedora.us, as I don't see
Fedora Core burdened with a 34 MB package for gcide.
Okay, seems the current version of stardict is not compatible with
GNOME 2.6 because it used some decrepated widget like GtkCombo and
GtkOptionMenu. Do you know if the developer have any plan for a migration?
No idea, but an encouraging e-mail from an @redhat.com address
wouldn't hurt ;)
Created attachment 101395 [details]
Workaround for deprecated gtk/gdk functions
Posted a comment on the bug upstream for a while:
A user has just updated a gtk-2.4 patch:
May need some testing.
Anyhow, the software has not updated for a while as well.
November 24th brought around a new version, so at least there's some activity.
2.4.4 is in rawhide now.
What about update stardict to current 2.4.6 ? :)
2.4.7 now http://stardict.sourceforge.net/ChangeLog