Re: Programmers requested for dictionary
|From:||Boudewijn Rempt <bsarempt@...>|
|Date:||Friday, November 3, 2000, 6:19|
On Thu, 2 Nov 2000, Eric Christopherson wrote:
> I'm in about the same boat. I'd really like to actually learn how to
> actually program something, rather than just knowing some C++ keywords and
> syntax, which I admit is a far cry from knowing how to *use* it. I'm trying
> to learn KDE2 and Qt 2.2.1, but reading about programming doesn't really
> help me unless I have something to program, which I don't ATM. So would
> amateurs such as I be welcome to help with Kura? I'd love to learn Python,
> and if it *is* as easy to learn as you say...
Sure: the best way would be to dive in. First installing it (and
note that the current snapshot doesn't work with Qt 2.x and KDE2,
but I'm working on that), reading a bit of the code, and then trying
to code a feature. Something like search functionality for the
web interface might be a bit ambitious, but should be fun to do.
There is also lots to do with the gui interface, with the actual
'intelligence' - parsing texts, matching words, connecting word
forms to roots. A nice clone of the Shoebox text editor is on
the agenda, as is a Shoebox import filter.
The status of Kura is that I'm currently switching to Python 2.0
and Qt 2.0. Switching to Python 2.0 means that there's a problem
with the database connection, which means that you can't seach for
words, just for numbers. The switch to Qt 2.0 is relatively painless,
even if there isn't a way to edit texts just yet...
Boudewijn Rempt | http://www.valdyas.org