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Kura 0.0.3

From:Boudewijn Rempt <bsarempt@...>
Date:Sunday, November 7, 1999, 15:24
Dear people,

I've just wrapped up version 0.0.3 of Kura. The next version will
probably be 0.1, because I'm getting well under way.

Version 0.0.3 offers the il interlinear text editor as a separate
application. You can split texts you've entered in kura and assign
information to the split pieces, like sentences and words. The
resulting interlinear text can then be exported to html, for easy
inclusion on you website.

It's not as flexible as I want it - you can have only one level of
glossing, for instance, even though Kura was designed to provide
an unlimited number levels, and the autoglosser looks just in the
lexicon, instead of in the corpus. There are a couple of other issues,
you don't have to be afraid for data corruption, but kura will crash
(although the interlinear text editor is very stable). Oh, and I have
create table scripts for ANSI, ODBC, Oracle and MySQL databases and
a nice, big jpeg of the whole data-model.

For the next version, I will integrate the il editor into the main
program, work out some generalized way to present data using html
templates, offer a good lexicon editor (the present one is a bit
inadequate), make the interlinear presentation more flexible,
implement user options and defaults and get rid of the segfaulting. I
already know how to do this all, I just have to design and program

After that, I hope to start on the 'active grammar' feature - where
you can connect to a kura server using an ordinary webbrowser and
browse through the data & explanation where-ever your fancy takes
you. Tal has kindly offered some space on his permanently connected
machine for that purpose.

You can find everything at the usual place:

Boudewijn Rempt  |