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31 January 2018 - Paratext
Organisations that want to track the progress of their various translation projects may now do so through Paratext. This is possible through the use of the project plan, and assigning tasks to team members. As tasks are completed, the progress is recorded. This data can be accessed by people in the organisation with the appropriate roles. However, the tracking will only work with the proper set up and planning. The following features must be in place before progress can be tracked successfully... read more
30 January 2018 - Audacity

January 30th, 2018: Beta release for Audacity 2.2.2 available

As the release of Audacity 2.2.2 draws nearer, a Beta build is now available for testing for Windows, Mac and GNU/Linux. Please visit https://www.fosshub.com/Audacity-devel.html/ to download. A summary of new features is here. Please note that Beta builds are not intended for production work, but experienced users are invited to help us test this pre-release version. Bug reports may be posted to the Audacity Forum. Please... read more
29 January 2018 - XLingPaper
This is a maintenance bug fix release. The main bug fix is for the default XeLaTeX way of producing PDF. Version 3.2.0/2.32.0 fixed a problem whereby in some cases the table of contents would show ‘??’ for all pages. The fix for that included in that release could end up showing the wrong page number in some cases. This new release solves both problems: the page numbers will be correct. To get this fixed version, go to https://software.sil.org/xlingpaper/download/config-only/. Here are the... read more
12 January 2018 - FLExTrans

Latest News: January 10, 2018 - FLExTrans 1.5 - Introducing the View Source/Target Apertium Text Tool

Introducing the View Source/Target Apertium Text Tool in FLExTrans 1.5. A tool to give a friendly view of the Apertium files. Also the Live Rule Tester tool is updated to use the friendly format. Previously if you wanted to check the output of the ExtractSourceText module, you had to understand the Apertium data stream format which looked like this... read more
11 January 2018 - FLExTrans

FLExTrans -- A Linguist-Friendly Machine Translation System for Low-Resource Languages

Low-resource languages have largely been left out of the machine translation revolution. Because of insufficient text data, the results of using statistical machine translation are subpar. FLExTrans is a transfer-based machine translation system that is easy to use for ordinary linguists. It is linguist-friendly because a central component is the intuitive application Fieldworks... read more
04 January 2018 - Paratext

And how to fix them if it’s too late

Now that we have been doing migrations of Paratext data for quite some time, we have put together a list of things that should be considered at the time of migration.  This is great news if you are at the point of migrating your Paratext 7 project to Paratext 8. But don’t worry, even if you have already completed the migration, we’ve provided instructions for you too. It isn’t too late, but you might have some extra steps involved. Please... read more
We are glad to announce that FieldWorks version 8.3.11 is being released. This version fixes some serious problems we have seen with version 8.3.10.As of release 8.3.9, XP is no longer supported. This is due to some of the changes made so FLEx will work with Paratext 8. FieldWorks for Windows will work with Paratext 8. FieldWorks for Linux will have to wait until version 9 to support Paratext 8. Most machines already have .Net 4.6.1 installed. But, especially on Windows 8/8.1, this may need... read more
13 December 2017 - Paratext
One of the powerful new features in Paratext 8 is the ability to track your progress and to automate checks through the Assignments and Progress window. Progress tracking requires that a project has been assigned a project plan.  If you are the project administrator, you can learn how to do this from our Project Plan video tutorials. If a project plan is in place, this blue icon will appear in the upper right-hand corner of the project window. Clicking the blue icon will open... read more
06 December 2017 - Audacity

December 6th, 2017: Audacity 2.2.1 Released

Audacity 2.2.1 replaces all previous versions.

New in Audacity 2.2.1:

Major new features – see updated manual for details: Waveform colorways let you optionally change the color of the waveforms displayed in your project (thanks to James Crook)

Changed in Audacity 2.2.1:

Updated message translations for nineteen languages Several bugs/annoyances in 2.2.0 are now fixed, most importantly: Chains once again apply properly Auto... read more
30 November 2017 - Audacity

Release Candidate 2 for Audacity 2.2.1 available

The Audacity user community is invited to test a new Release Candidate, now available for Windows, Mac and GNU/Linux. Please visit https://www.fosshub.com/Audacity-devel.html/ to download. The announcement for the previous release candidate for 2.2.1 is here. The improvements in Audacity 2.2.1 Release Candidate 2 over the previous are mostly in translations.  Languages with completely updated versions, or very nearly so, now include ... read more
25 November 2017 - Audacity

Release Candidate 1 for Audacity 2.2.1 available

The Audacity user community is invited to test a new Release Candidate, now available for Windows, Mac and GNU/Linux. Please visit https://www.fosshub.com/Audacity-devel.html/ to download. Version 2.2.1 will be mostly a minor bug-fixing release (most importantly for Chains), but also including a few features.  More details can be found here. Please note that release candidates are not intended for production work, but experienced... read more
22 November 2017 - Audacity
The Audacity user community is invited to test a new Release Candidate, now available for Windows, Mac and GNU/Linux. Please visit https://www.fosshub.com/Audacity-devel.html/ to download. The announcement for the previous release candidate for 2.2.1 is here. The improvements in Audacity 2.2.1 Release Candidate 2 over the previous are mostly in translations.  Languages with completely updated versions, or very nearly so, now include Arabic, Basque, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German... read more
22 November 2017 - Audacity
The Audacity user community is invited to test a new Release Candidate, now available for Windows, Mac and GNU/Linux. Please visit https://www.fosshub.com/Audacity-devel.html/ to download. Version 2.2.1 will be mostly a minor bug-fixing release (most importantly for Chains), but also including a few features.  More details can be found here. Please note that release candidates are not intended for production work, but experienced users are invited to help us uncover any problems.... read more
We are glad to announce that FieldWorks version 8.3.10 is being released. This version fixes some serious problems we have seen with version 8.3.9.As of release 8.3.9, XP is no longer supported. This is due to some of the changes made so FLEx will work with Paratext 8. FieldWorks for Windows will work with Paratext 8. FieldWorks for Linux will have to wait until version 9 to support Paratext 8. Most machines already have .Net 4.6.1 installed. But, especially on Windows 8/8.1, this may need... read more
09 November 2017 - XLingPaper
XLingPaper version 3.2.0 (for the XMLmind XML Editor version 7.2+) and version 2.32.0 (for the XMLmind XML Editor version 5.3) is now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. This new version of XLingPaper has a number of improvements and bug fixes. The main highlights are: Add a way to insert bracketed constituents to a line in an interlinear. See section 5.3.7 “Inserting bracketed constituents” in the user documentation. Add ability to use asterisk in a footnote on a title; controlled by the... read more
07 November 2017 - Paratext
Paratext is well known for its ability to synchronize data among multiple team members both online and offline. It was designed for use in areas with low bandwidth or no Internet, and so most teams are aware of its ability to synchronize data on a flashdrive. Very few people, however, know about another very useful collaboration option, even though it appears prominently in the Send/Receive dialog box each time you use it. That option is Chorus Hub. It makes it possible to do Send/Receive over... read more
02 November 2017 - Audacity

November 2nd, 2017: Audacity 2.2.0 Released

Audacity 2.2.0 replaces all previous versions.

New in Audacity 2.2.0:

Major new features – see updated manual for details: Four supplied user interface themes, and customizability of themes for advanced users (thanks to James Crook and the Dark Audacity project) Playback of MIDI files (fully automatic on Windows; requires cooperating software synthesizer programs on macOs or Linux; special thanks to Audacity co-founder Roger... read more
Microsoft has corrected the problems with version 1703, which have been around since last Spring. The fix was released October 17. Although you will be able to get the update by doing ‘Check for updates’ at some point, it might still be a couple of weeks. You can install the Fall Creator’s Update on your machine by going to https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10. Click ‘Update Now’. It will take about 2 hours. If you need to install this update on more than one PC, use... read more
25 August 2017 - Paratext
Paratext 8 has a built-in system for tracking your translation team’s progress that can give an estimate of how much time it will take to accomplish your project’s goal.  This can be useful for the team during yearly planning sessions when tasks are assigned to various team members. It can also allow administrators to track their team’s progress and be notified of potential issues long before the next planning and review session.  But if you are going to take advantage of these features, you... read more
01 August 2017 - Paratext
Paratext 8 is slowly but surely getting new resources added.  Not as fast as everyone would like, of course, but negotiating new licenses for the texts we have used in the past has proven challenging. Not only that, but in a number of cases, the texts we want to use are not yet uploaded to the Digital Bible Library.  Yet progress is being made because almost every time you open Paratext 8 and go to the Download/Install Resources dialog box, you will see certain items marked as new  or updated... read more