Bug 187749 - RFE: Red Hat's version of aspell is woefully out of date
RFE: Red Hat's version of aspell is woefully out of date
Status: CLOSED NEXTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: aspell (Show other bugs)
4.0
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Assigned To: Ivana Varekova
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2006-04-03 09:56 EDT by Robert Barrell
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-04-03 10:35:46 EDT
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Description Robert Barrell 2006-04-03 09:56:45 EDT
Red Hat Enterprise includes version 0.33.7.1 of GNU aspell, which is almost five
years old, but the most current version of GNU aspell was released in October of
2005 - only six months ago.

One example of the impact of this problem is that the very popular FCKeditor
allows spell checking through "Speller Pages," but will not work with the older
versions of aspell.  Thus, any websites that are hosted by  providers who use
Red Hat Enterprise (and who will only apply updates they receive from Red Hat)
are not able to implement the spell-check feature of the FCKeditor.

Please bring aspell up to date so that things such as the FCKeditor's spell
check will be able to work for users of Red Hat Enterprise.

Thanks!
Comment 1 Ivana Varekova 2006-04-03 10:35:46 EDT
This problem is resolved in the next release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Red
Hat does not currently plan to provide a resolution for this in a Red Hat
Enterprise Linux update for currently deployed systems.

With the goal of minimizing risk of change for deployed systems, and in response
to customer and partner requirements, Red Hat takes a conservative approach when
evaluating changes for inclusion in maintenance updates for currently deployed
products. The primary objectives of update releases are to enable new hardware
platform support and to resolve critical defects. 

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