RE: Skilled Windows programmer needed to help port Braille transcription software


Has anyone tried to compile it with any of the VS tools yet?

Ken

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[mailto:programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of John J. Boyer
Sent: Sunday, January 10, 2010 9:44 AM
To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Skilled Windows programmer needed to help port Braille
transcription software

Ken,

Thanks for your reply. My spam filter does funny things also. I'm 
ge6ting rid of it. The liblouis and liblouisxml libraries are licensed 
under the Library Gnu Public Licence (LGPl). The tools are licensed 
under GPL because we wanted to use some code with that license. However, 
The libraries are free for anyone to use with no strings attached. There 
are Python and Java bindings for the libraries, which are also under 
LGPL.

I would like to set up the Windows port the way xpdf is set up. The base 
directory contains a .bat file that sets a bunch of stuff and calls 
compilers. It also contains some Windows Makefiles. Of course, the 
Windows programmer will have the last word on how things are done, but I 
want the Windows build to be easy for anyone with the appropriate 
compilers, etc. to run.

You can download the latest releases from http://www.abilitiessoft.com . 
This site also contains documentation, and it has a Web demo so that you 
can try out the software.

Thanks,
John

On Sat, Jan 09, 2010 at 11:26:47PM -0500, Ken Perry wrote:
> 
> 
> I didn't see this. It ended up in my junk folder.  I have the latest
visual
> studio's and I have mingw I can see what I can do if no one else is
working
> on it.  Its funny but we have been looking at doing this at APH but we are
> worried about the licensing.  Is this a free to use no holds barred
meaning
> I don't want gpl licenses.
> 
> 
> Ken
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> [mailto:programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of John J. Boyer
> Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2010 11:50 AM
> To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Skilled Windows programmer needed to help port braille
> transcription software
> 
> The software is liblouis and liblouisxml which are open-source. We are 
> having trouble making Windows binaries using Mingw and msys. However, it 
> would be better if we could use native Windows compilers. The work will 
> be completely voluntary at this point, but the reward will be a 
> completely free braille transcription package whose goal is to surpass 
> the best of the commercial packages. Please contact me offlist.
> 
> Thanks,
> -- 
> John J. boyer; President, Chief Software Developer
> Abilitiessoft, Inc.
> http://www.abilitiessoft.com
> Madison, Wisconsin USA
> Developing software for people with disabilities
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Abilitiessoft, Inc.
http://www.abilitiessoft.com
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Developing software for people with disabilities

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