Package Details: latin-words 1.97FC-5

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Package Base: latin-words
Description: William Whitaker's Latin-English-Latin intelligent dictionary and Latin text analyser.
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Licenses: custom
Conflicts: wordslatin
Provides: wordslatin
Submitter: haawda
Maintainer: Xyne
Last Packager: Xyne
Votes: 9
Popularity: 0.162133
First Submitted: 2009-11-17 23:02
Last Updated: 2015-11-01 22:12

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quenyen commented on 2015-11-22 14:46

Works great now :) Thanks Xyne

Xyne commented on 2015-11-01 22:16

The problems should be fixed now. I have added quenyen's git repo as an alternative source in the comments.

I agree that pushd/popd could probably be replaced by cd. They were in the script that I inherited when I adopted the package so I left them there. They don't really cost anything and maybe someone somewhere has some script that sources the wrapper script so I may as well just leave them. If anyone has a strong argument to remove them (practical or philosophical), present it ;)

quenyen commented on 2015-10-31 01:57

BTW...I have forked it at my github account, just to be sure that I can always get it.....

If you should need it in the future.

ids1024 commented on 2015-10-31 01:55

@quenyen Oh, I know that. I just mean it could just use cd instead of pushd/popd.

quenyen commented on 2015-10-31 01:53

BTW....yes the pushd and the popd is necessary, whitakers words must be run from the right directory

quenyen commented on 2015-10-30 05:46

Thanks for doing the mod :) Unfortunately I am getting this message now.... ... Passed ... FAILED
license.txt ... Passed

ids1024 commented on 2015-10-26 01:42

You seem to have forgotten to bump the pkgrel, which seems appropriate if is updated (and improved).

Oh, and is it really necessary to use pushd/popd rather than cd? As far as I know there is no need for a bash script to reset the working directory.

Xyne commented on 2015-10-26 01:22

I have updated the package with all 3 suggestions (thanks). I have also made some other changes to the PKGBUILD that I should have made when I first adopted it.

ids1024 commented on 2015-10-25 02:28

It seems this program is often referred to as Whitaker's words (after the author). I searched the AUR for that, and finding nothing, created a package whitakers-words, until someone pointed out that it was already in the AUR. I have requested deletion of that package.

Perhaps Whitaker's name should be added to the description of as a tag so it will show up in aur searches for "whitaker's words".

quenyen commented on 2015-10-24 03:25

I noticed one error in this, it is minor but it could really help some folks, if they ever use it. It suprises me that it is this unpopular I use the devil out of it. it is...

The script that runs the application works okay, but the program takes an arbitrary number of arguments for words normally.

As a result....typing

words amo

results in just running the app.

I recommend that instead of just executing ./words after the popd...we do it this way

pushd /usr/share/words-1.97FC
./words "$@"

That way all of the words will be passed in from the command line

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