[kde-edu]: KVocTrain - NEW maintainer and wish

Peter Hedlund peter at peterandlinda.com
Fri Nov 21 03:48:14 CET 2003

Hi all,

Interesting that this should appear today. Before starting on my KWordQuiz 
project I considered working on KVoctrain. But for a beginner in C++, KDE, 
and Qt it seemed a very complex program to maintain. It doesn't use the xml 
user interface technology and and not Qt Designer for dialogs, etc. IMHO it 
is also quite a complicated program for a new end-user.

The functions you are asking for are things I might very well consider 
implementing in KWordQuiz. My question is how many of the advanced features 
in KVoctrain in terms of grammar and word classes you use in your projects.

Well, what I wanted to say is that I'm interested in discussing and taking 
part in the future of vocabulary and flashcard programs in KDE.


On Wednesday 19 November 2003 01:06 pm, Markus Büchele wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I am an English teacher at the technical college of Bad Nauheim in Germany.
> A colleague and I are working on a long-term project at our school on Linux
> and KVocTrain.
> Since September we have been using KVocTrain in some of our classes and are
> about to introduce it on a large scale. We are preparing a knoppix-CD,
> which includes our basic vocabulary English-German (1330 words).
> In order to enable an even wider and regular use of KVocTrain in class, we
> would like to use the application for vocabulary tests as well.
> What is lacking in KVocTrain, however, is a test screen that does not allow
> the user to access any help until he/she has been asked each word of a
> lesson once.
> What is also required is a screen that shows the results: the total number
> of words asked and the percentage of correct and the incorrect words. In
> KPercentage there is implemented something very similar already.
> Unfortunatelly I am not a programmer - in fact, this is the reason why you
> are reading this email. I would like to ask for help in two ways:
> 1. KVOCTRAIN needs a NEW MAINTAINER. Some days ago I told the former
> maintainer Arnold Ewald about my wished. He replied that he had stopped
> maintaining TVoctrain about one year ago. He hadn't even ported it to KDE
> 3. He told me that it had been done by someone who was active on this
> mailing list. Is there someone around who has the necessary programming
> skills and would like to enable KDE to gain a strong foothold in everyday
> life in a German college and beyond, perhaps?
> 2. Who would be able and willing and has the time to implement the TEST
> SCREEN that we would like to have included in KVocTrain?
> If you feel interested, please do not hesitate to contact me. Maybe it is a
> good idea to get in touch with Arnold Ewald at  kvoctrain at ewald-arnold.de 
> as well.
> I would be very happy, if you could help us to further improve KDE and
> KVocTrain. Or perhaps you know someone who would be able to help?
> By the way - we are adding example sentences to most of the words. After
> that we would like to publish our vocabulary file on the KVocTrain webpage.
> So, please, help, if you know a bit of C++. Thank you very much in advance
> Yours,
> Markus Büchele
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