Parley: words remain in inital-stage

h3x32000-sf h3x32000-sf at
Sun Jun 14 13:53:19 UTC 2015

Hi Anša,

thank you very much for you explanation.
But if i got it right, it's not possible to switch off the initial-stages or to reduce their number
by tuning the blocking times. That's a pity.

I have now made a wish report as you suggested and i will try to downdate to 0.9.4. I had already
done this in the last weeks by installing the old wheezy-packages in the jessie-environment. It
worked for me for some weeks and then probably after updating something else it began to crash every

Perhaps its possible to to compile the old 0.9.4 sources against the new environment?

Greets, P

On 13-06-2015 23:15, Anna Vernerová wrote:
> Hi P.,
> there are seven hard-coded initial stages, after which the words go through
> the usual "pots" (levels) as before. The time intervals for the initial
> stages are all between a few minutes and 8 hours. The idea is to provide
> extra intensive training of new words (and to replace the old "require
> three consecutive right answers" option). Currently, the only way to change
> the behaviour is to compile parley from sources (and change the intervals
> for these initial stages before compiling). In all other aspects, the
> initial stages behave just as usual levels, that is, if you answer a word
> correctly, it goes onto the next initial stage (or, from the last initial
> stage, to the usual level 2), and if you answer incorrectly, it drops all
> the way to the beginning.
> You can find the sources here:
> I am not very experienced with compiling, but here is what I do on a
> Kubuntu system. The following procedure should work on Kubuntu 14.10 or
> 15.04 - it does not work on 14.04 or older, in which case you would have to
> clone some older version of the code from the repo (just write to me and I
> will tell you which version works for me on Kubuntu 14.04).
> - uninstall parley
> - open the konsole
> - the following command will create a directory called "parley" in the
> current directory, and download the source files into it:
> git clone git://
> - alter the intervals right at the top of the file
> src/collection/entryfilter.cpp   (the format is self-explanatory)
> - then start Kdevelop and create a project containing the "parley" directory
> - press the "build" button
> - the file your_current_directory/parley/build/src/parley is the file that
> you should use for opening parley
> It would be great if you could file a "bug/wish report" at
> Anša
> 2015-06-12 10:12 GMT+02:00 h3x32000-sf <h3x32000-sf at>:
>> Hello,
>> i have a question about the parley stages:
>> Since updating to Parley 1.1.1 under debian, once wrong answered words
>> remain in an inital stage and
>> do not re-enter in the vocabulary-pots anymore. Also the
>> blocking-configuration is not working as
>> expected for these words. It seems, there is a second level-structure
>> called "confidence" that is
>> counting up. So, a right answered word doesnt jump to the secound pot but
>> is remaining out of the
>> pots and the confidence level is counting up. In the top right corner in
>> the practice window is then
>> written something like "initial, confidence 3"
>> How do i get rid of this?
>> Thak you for some help, i already asked google, but without sucess...
>> Greets, P.
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