Sunday, November 10, 2019

WikDict source code now at GitHub

From Mercurial to Git

Since BitBucket stopped support for Mercurial, I finally accepted that git has won the majority of developer mindshare. As a result of this, WikDict now uses git and the repositories have moved to GitHub:

https://github.com/karlb/wikdict-gen
https://github.com/karlb/wikdict-web

Easier Dictionary Generation

The hardest part of generating the WikDict dictionaries on a new system was usually getting the installation of the Virtuoso database right. Different versions include different bugs and many Linux distributions don't contain packages for it or only outdated ones. But thanks to the excellent TenForce Virtuoso docker image, this can now be solved uniformly across all docker-capable systems. The changes in WikDict are small and should make the data loading as simple as running a few scripts.

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