[kde-edu]: Further development of kde-edu/Open jobs page

Peter Hedlund peter at peterandlinda.com
Tue Jun 21 18:11:12 CEST 2005

Eric Pignet wrote:
> Hi,
> Le 20/06/2005 21:27 Peter Hedlund a écrit :
>>On a more advanced level what needs to be done is a vocabulary data 
>>class that can be shared between the two programs and other programs 
>>using the kvtml format so that the same files can be used in any program 
>>without risking data loss. I have one person (at least I think so) 
>>working on this with focus on KWordQuiz, but more needs to be done.
> I am the person (at least I think so), I'm developping the new classes
> for handling vocabularies. It includes a document class, an expression
> class, and classes for import/export.
> These classes aim to be shared in LibKdeEdu, so that any app which
> handles vocabularies can (and should) use them.
> When they are finished, I plan to make at least KWordQuiz use them,
> but maybe KVocTrain too.

Of course you are! Your work is greatly appreciated.

>>This data class then needs to be expanded to allow the use of images and 
>>sounds for flashcard-type programs. A good data class can/should/will 
>>probably be one of the corner stones in the educational framework we 
>>always keep talking about...
> As Peter and others, I think that the KVTML format is not flexible
> enough. I think a future job will be to design a new version of the
> format, with less XML attributes, which can handle images, sounds, a
> variable number of traductions of one word in the same language (asked
> in b.k.o)...

Yes, attributes are evil. Kvtml also uses <e> for several different 
things, which is not very smart in my opinion. But one step at a time.


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