Finally I got myself a new home and some sort of internet connection for it. I was just reading Friedel’s post about spell checking on Google Chrome, where he states that a “system wide spell service that all programs can use” would be on his “wish list for GNOME 3”. Well, GtkSpell uses Enchant already, and LibSexy was included in GTK+ 2.16… What about including GtkSpell in GTK+?
I know Owen Taylor told spell checking didn’t belong in GTK+, but that was years ago. Reading Project Ridley’s wiki page, Enchant can be used anywhere, so it would make a lot of sense for GTK+ to use it.
I don’t pretend to know better than GTK+ developers, or better than GTK+-based application developers. I’d like some feedback on the idea, and then I might actually request it.