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Hi Tim,

On Thu, 2011-06-30 at 11:42 -0400, Webmaster for wrote:
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.



  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 doubt anyone would mind if you do so - but you should know also that
on the CMS server all these versions are also available, from 3.3.1 -
3.4.x, at the moment. They are not directly available to web clients but
are available for disc production purposes.

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 

I can't speak for Florian but I he is not the real go to guy on this.

I also found a few other .oxt dictionaries not listed on the 
OOo site.  Those would be nice to include in the dictionary list.

Alright - well, would need to check the license on those files but
otherwise it sounds good - let's review them.

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.

I fully agree that it is high time to _stop_ referring LibreOffice users
to resources! Whether is documentation, wiki pages,
extensions, templates or user support.

As for using the server for distributing some extensions,
maybe - I'm not sure how that would work however and it would need to be
talked through. There is a definite problem facing LibreOffice users
with regards to what extensions TDF is willing to make available and I
would love to host a site that makes those TDF will not host available -
HOWEVER - I assume that will need to be unambiguously _not_ directly
associated with TDF. The LO-Portal name might work for that, but would likely be a big problem. 

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.

Thanks for the offer - the LibO extension site is fully under
development already.

I'm sure folks there would be interested in your help.

hmm - actually I'm just assuming dictionaries will go on this site -
don't actually know - will need to ask the people making the decisions
about this service.

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.  

Yup - agreed.



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