Spellchecker Checked into Mozilla
Friday July 25th, 2003
Robert Accettura and Henrik Gemal both wrote in to tell us that the spellchecker from spellchecker.mozdev.org has been checked into Mozilla. However, it is not currently turned on. The spellchecker's epic journey into the Mozilla tree is charted in bug 56301.
#10 Re: Re: Re: 1997-98 When NSCP 4.x was the hype...
Saturday July 26th, 2003 3:42 PM
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"I feel the issue here was not the difficulty of the task but rather no one cared. If it were part of the stratergy (ie important) there would have been folks working on it."
A lot of people did think it was important. Didn't stop it taking ages to get fixed though.
"Now please don't tell me it was all volunteers and they simply work on what interests them."
It was all volunteers and they simply work on what interests them.
"A large amount of the resources were supplied by Netscape. If say the drivers felt it was important stratigically by george it would have been done."
Netscape already had a spellchecker so they didn't have much interest in the bug. Drivers don't tell people which bugs to fix. Netscape worked on what they felt was important.