[sword-devel] Some questions...
chrislit at crosswire.org
Sun Jun 1 08:59:26 MST 2008
> Well I've spent some time becoming more familiar with the community and
> the SWORD api. Reading the to-do list on the crosswire website confirmed
> my decision to commit to helping in what ways I can. The api overview
> reminded me of how weak my C++ knowledge is. I will continue to read the
> mailing list, trace the api source as best as I can, and become more
> familiar with this community.
> I do have some questions:
> - Where can I learn how to install the newest svn version of some source
> code w/o it conflicting w/ the SWORD-based programs like gnomesword I
> have installed for daily use?
I would guess you want to do static linking of your binaries. I don't
have a link for instructions on doing this, but perhaps someone else can
chime in with directions.
> - The bug tracker link on the website doesn't work. Will this be fixed
Yes. Unfortunately the bug tracker is down ATM. We don't know when it
will return, but we are investigating a move to a different tracker.
> - If I find typos in texts, how should I change or report it?
Normally, the bug tracker.
While it's down, please email modules at crosswire.org.
> - I am particularly interested in computational linguistics, semiotics,
> and theoretical work that might lead to more effective computer-aided
> translation. I don't know where to start, though. I've taken discrete
> math and linear algebra, but I just don't know where to look for more
> information on this subject. I would feel deeply indebted to anyone who
> could direct me further.
I would start reading (or taking classes) in subjects like general
linguistics, computational linguistics, NLP, etc.
> - Is there an IRC channel or something similar so I can get to know this
> development community better?
#sword on irc.freenode.net
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