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On 06/30/2011 10:02 AM, drew wrote:
On Thu, 2011-06-30 at 09:29 -0400, Webmaster for wrote:
I have been real sick since Friday, so I just started reading some of
the emails.

Here is the directory files as I have it now on my computer.  All the
dictionary files have .dic dates included in their file names.
You will also have to do a copy/paste from the updated dictionary list
on the extensions.html file.  That has all the dictionaries linked with
their dates.

I did not remove the old, non-dated, versions of these dictionary files
from the web site server yet.
@Tim - lest I forget to say this - You Rock!

The reason I have so many files on the server was the fact I never removed the older files.

3.3.1, 3.3.2, and 3.3.3 install files are all on the server.

The web page was updated to the newest files, but not I did not remove the old ones. That helped for my archiving, since I made a mistake and deleted my archive folders for these versions. I want to keep as many of the versions as I can archived, for now, offline. But having them archived online might be a good thing for people as well, since I know someone wanted them and I could not remember how to find the LO site's archived section for older versions.

I think Florian will want the 3 missing 4.1 version French dictionaries on their server, so I sent them to you and those emails on that message "thread". I also found a few other .oxt dictionaries not listed on the OOo site. Those would be nice to include in the dictionary list.

The extensions.html file has all the dictionaries, as far as I remember, linked to the .oxt files that have their .dic dates included so the users can know who up-to-date those word lists are. It is nice when you find ones that have version numbers being updated, but, as far as I know, some have been updated in the past without any version number shown in the filename.

Also the info you asked about what we do with all these dictionaries, extensions, and templates, we/I have needing a place for sharing with other projects is important. There are so many extensions that have not been added to our NA list that I have in my offline archive[s]. These need to be placed on a LibreOffice server for everyone to be able to download and/or use in their own CMS page[s]. LO users should not have to go to flaky OOo pages to get these .oxt files.

If need be, I would create several extension pages for use on a LO server. It will not be one that you can search like OOo's site, but it could be organized in function groups. Dictionaries in one group, Writer aids in another. Special functions in a third, etc., etc.. We can decide how the extensions are grouped. Then you could either have one large page with "shortcut" anchors to skip down to the group you need, or make the groups different pages.

I have over 80[?] extensions with almost 200 dictionaries, if you do not count both the original and updates files. I know there are more .oxt extensions available, but I downloaded the ones that I might be interested in using. For the total number of extensions that are out there on the OOo site, and other places, I "feel" there may be 150 to 200 of them, with many not needed anymore or not working with the newer versions of OOo or LO.

So, there are a lot of things needed to be though about for dictionaries and other extensions. Templates are a different matter and I will not get into that discussion in this email thread.

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