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Re: Prayertime Library
- To: General Arabization Discussion <general at arabeyes dot org>
- Subject: Re: Prayertime Library
- From: Nadim Shaikli <shaikli at yahoo dot com>
- Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2003 13:35:09 -0800 (PST)
--- Ahmad Twaijry <msx at hush dot com> wrote:
> Anyway even if it under GPL I don't think we need it because we have
> better codes and easy to read/include in any program
Irrespective of GPL or not, the whole point of this process was to
look at what's out there and to make a very educated decision on
what is "the best" and "most accurate" and "flexible" solution out
there to adopt and propagate.
With regard to the 2 topics at hand,
1. Prayertime determination library.
- Thamer's code was deemed the best possible fit from everything
that was looked at (in terms of a library) and should be packaged
and included in raw format (without GUI) so that it can be
easily used on the command-line (then the GUI's can use it).
2. Hijridate determination library.
- From what I see on CVS, Mr. Fayez Alhargan's code has been
deemed the best possible answer to determining the Hijri dates.
I humbly suggest that we use the above two libraries (if the final
decision on them has been made) and do the following,
a. Package the libraries for command-line usage.
b. Add whatever missing features/options to the library (API ok ?)
- On 'hijridate' possibly add the option to convert meladi <=> hijri
c. Release the libraries stand-alone
d. Start working on GUI's that use the libraries.
If need be we can request that hdate be removed in lieu of a newer
more accurate hijri date determining library/application. We could
even possibly release it as 'hdate version 2.0'. If that is not
possible, we'll come-up with an alternate name.
Does that make sense ? Comments ?
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