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Re: [Savannah-hackers] submission of voc-get -

From: Michael J. Flickinger
Subject: Re: [Savannah-hackers] submission of voc-get -
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2004 00:42:24 -0400
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On Saturday 14 August 2004 01:59 pm, address@hidden wrote:
> A package was submitted to
> This mail was sent to address@hidden, address@hidden
> Soeren D. Schulze <address@hidden> described the package as
> follows: License: gpl
> Other License:
> Package: voc-get
> System name: voc-get
> Type: non-GNU
> Description:
> voc-get is a free vocabulary learning (I ponder whether ``training'' might
> be a better word) program.  It is currently hosted at SourceForge, but for
> some reasons, I would like to switch to Savannah:
> 1. I would like to publish Free Software rather than Open Source software,
> and at SourceForge, it might be considered Open Source even if I explicitly
> call it Free Software. 2. I moreover wish to dissociate from some other
> SourceForge inconveniences, such as Microsoft adversiting on the top of a
> page. 3. It seems like SourceForge limits the access for non-paying users
> more and more while getting terribly commercial.  (I do not think
> commercial is bad in all cases, but there are examples what competition
> inflicts to software.) 4. And finally, the SourceForge software seems even
> unreliable sometimes.  For example, pages are sometimes generated
> incompletely.
> A description what voc-get is and what it does and finally the source code
> (not including the dozens of open CVS sandboxes :) is available on
> I am afraid I am currently its only hacker, but voc-get is not dead at all,
> although the user interface is still a bit incomplete.  (It is not
> seriously usable for non-hackers yet.) Nevertheless, voc-get hits 2000
> lines.
> voc-get currently uses the Public Domain serverless SQL library SQLite, but
> it is designed to be able to replace this sometime.
> Regarding the usual stuff:
> - Programming Language:       C (embedding SQL for database access)
> - License:            GPL for everything
> - Building environment:       ideally on any system with an ANSI-compliant C
> compiler and a standard library - User interface:     currently text-based, 
> but
> designed to be able to replace this with GTK or CGI sometime - Intended
> audience:     probably mainly students
> - Existing documentation:
>                       lots of source and header comments, README & friends, 
> manpage, Texinfo
> usage manual, general project information in HTML
> Soeren Schulze
> Other Software Required:
> SQLite ( )
> Other Comments:


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