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Hi Solus Team.

Please make Artha available in the repos.

http://artha.sourceforge.net

It is open-source (GPL).

Artha is a very handy quick dictionary/thesaurus reference tool. It stays in the system tray and I can select a word in some other program and use a hotkey to immediately look it up in Artha.

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Coynmond created this task.Dec 9 2016, 8:32 PM
JoshStrobl closed this task as Wontfix.Dec 13 2016, 5:50 PM
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Latest release is old, very very old (2012)
https://sourceforge.net/projects/artha/files/artha/1.0.3/

Hi.

It's old but it works fine.

Coynmond added a comment.EditedDec 15 2016, 2:55 PM

@JoshStrobl

Please can you give a reason(s) why Artha wont be added.

Thanks.

@Coynmond, we don't package old and/or unmaintained software unless it is absolutely essential to user support (i.e. IBUS for language support). I'm sure that there are newer programs by now that do 100% of what this does and are actively maintained.

@Coynmond, we don't package old and/or unmaintained software unless it is absolutely essential to user support (i.e. IBUS for language support). I'm sure that there are newer programs by now that do 100% of what this does and are actively maintained.

Hi DD.

There's no other offline dictionary software on Solus.

Another possible software to port to Solus is GoldenDict but that also does not seem to be actively maintained.

Out of curiosity, if a current package in Solus became old and unmaintained - would ye remove it from the repos?

Will ye offer an offline dictionary alternative in the near future?

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Oatwalker added a comment.EditedMar 23 2017, 7:31 AM

Artha is tremendously helpful in my writing. I know of no other thesaurus that can run in the system tray and allows the user to bind hotkeys for quick inquiry on selected text. Providing information beyond definitions and synonyms. All in a simple well-designed interface.

It doesn't need any updates.

Artha is tremendously helpful in my writing. I know of no other thesaurus that can run in the system tray and allows the user to bind hotkeys for quick inquiry on selected text. Providing information beyond definitions and synonyms. All in a simple well-designed interface.
It doesn't need any updates.

Exactly. I use Artha everyday and an offline dictionary/thesaurus is a must for me. Artha is old but it's damn good.