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Re: ITL status
- To: Development Discussions <developer at arabeyes dot org>
- Subject: Re: ITL status
- From: Behdad Esfahbod <behdad at cs dot toronto dot edu>
- Date: Sat, 3 Jan 2004 03:51:51 -0500
Keep us posted please. You get a free review from me ;-).
For a logo, I've got some ideas. Lets see if Behnam would
On Sat, 3 Jan 2004, Nadim Shaikli wrote:
> I believe the ITL project is ready for a review and a beta release. If all
> things look well enough we should also work on that integration we talked
> about awhile back of both the hijri and prayer into a single cohesive
> 'libitl' library (not sure how best to do this and how to structure it
> in CVS, etc). I've added the necessary man pages for both 'ipraytime'
> and 'idate' end-user applications and have tested the code on linux and
> solaris without issue (thanks again Thamer and Samy for your help). 'ical'
> will be forth coming in the future (no need to wait for it now). A couple
> of things to note though with regard to the 'hijri' code,
> 1. The umm_alqura code is... well... not user-friendly (but it seems to
> work). It would really be best if someone reimplemented that module
> and/or cleaned it up.
> 2. The 'common' (non-umm_alqura) date convertion used in based on some
> sample code I found from reingold and co. from 1990. Roozbeh has noted
> a more updated book from him which will undoubtedly contain improvements
> on the algorithm used - I haven't had the time to look into the book,
> so if anyone is interested, do please let us know.
> In both instances, the API should remain the same which will only affect
> the guts of the library.
> A logo will hopefully be forth coming (I have just posted a request on
> Arabeyes' "general" list), but what we need now is any comments/feedback
> so that we can move safely into integrating those two pieces of code into
> a single library and release the code (we need to replace the to-be-yanked
> 'hdate' package :-).
> - Nadim