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Beta release FieldWorks 8.0.1 is now available for download.

This contains various bug fixes compared to version 8.0.0.

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Beta release FieldWorks 8 is now available for download.

The quantum leap in FieldWorks 8 is the ability to send/receive changes between occasionally connected users, thus being able to collaborate on the same project despite geographic separation.

To help you get started with send/receive successfully, please read the “Using Send/Receive” section on the download page.

The What’s New section on the download page lists a few other new features as well.

Recently we have worked on making it easier to add semantic domains to an existing lexicon. The next release of FLEx will have various tools that should help:

  1. There is now a Find in the semantic domain chooser available in Lexicon Edit, and in Categorized Entry (in future called “Collect Words”.) Here is the Choose Semantic Domains dialog, showing the results of a search for “wedding”.
  2. Find Semantic Domain

  3. There is now a “Suggest” feature in the semantic domain chooser available in Lexicon Edit which proposes some potentially relevant domains for the sense based on the Gloss, Definition and Reversal Index fields. Here is what happens after I click Suggest for this sense.
  4. Domain suggestions for sense

    Not all suggestions are selected by default. Here are the results of clicking Suggest in the sense meaning father:
    Domain suggestions for sense

  5. It is not yet finished, but we hope to also provide a similar Suggest function in Bulk Edit, so that you can use this feature on multiple entries at a time, rather than just one sense at a time.

There are some minor UI tweaks being made on the parts that are basically finished (e.g. the order suggestions are displayed in is being improved so that selected ones are always at the top.)

At the same time as doing this work, we also fixed some known bugs in the Classified Dictionary view, and made it configurable and exportable, so that in future Pathway can make a lovely printable document of the semantic domain index for you, or include the index as part of a website.

In answer to a question, yes, you can also do the Find using the numeric abbreviation. At the moment, you need to type the full-stops/periods as well.
Find using an abbreviation

A basic type-ahead has also been added to FieldWorks since the last release, which allows you to type a word or numeric abbreviation directly in a list reference field, such as Semantic Domains.
Type-ahead abbreviation

Type-ahead word

(I call it basic because there are various oddities that could be improved. For example, there is no feedback if you type something that doesn’t exist. Someone could be confused that what they type is not saved in the field when they leave it, in that case.)

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FieldWorks 7.2.7 is now available for download.

This upgrade fixes some problems discovered since FieldWorks 7.2.6 was released in August. Review the What’s New section for a list of significant bug fixes.

There are patches available to minimize your download if you have been using FieldWorks 7.2.5 or 7.2.6.

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FieldWorks 7.2.5 is the new Stable Release of FieldWorks.

What’s New?
In FieldWorks 7.2, enhancements were focused in the Texts and Words area. In FieldWorks 7.1, improvements were made in Configure Dictionary options, and related Lexicon fields, as well as to lexical data exchange using LIFTBridge.

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Beta release FieldWorks 7.2.4 is now available for download.
Unfortunately we are unable to make a patch to this version due to a bug in the patching mechanism.

Review the What’s New section for a list of bug fixes. Most significant in this release is the fixing of serious bugs in Send/Receive LIFT (using LIFTBridge) between FLEx users.
If you are a LIFTBridge user, you must download a new version of LIFTBridge to use it with FieldWorks 7.2.4.

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Beta Patch release FieldWorks 7.2.3 is now available for download.

Review the What’s New section for a list of user-reported bug fixes and some additional enhancements.

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Beta Patch release FieldWorks 7.2.2 is now available for download.

Review the What’s New section for a list of significant bug fixes.

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Beta release FieldWorks 7.2 is now available for download.

In FieldWorks 7.2, enhancements were focused in the Texts and Words area:

There is now optionally a connection between a text and a Notebook record.

Import enhancements

  • You can import texts in standard format including the baseline, and free form annotations such as a Free translation. (Does not yet import word glosses or other aspects of analysis.)
  • Progress made towards integration with ELAN in terms of time alignment data.

Export enhancements

Organizing texts

  • You can now choose which Texts to include in concordance searches, lists of words and listed in the Texts list. This choice is presented by Genre then text title.

Statistics

Zero-width spaces

Concordance enhancements

Interlinear texts

Chart right-to-left texts; the Text Chart tab now support right-to-left.

Other

  • Filter for jumps between Notebook and Lexicon. You can use a new right-click menu option to filter for an anthropology category.
  • Send feedback
  • Send error message
  • Dictionary view now has Bidi support – Where you would normally just put a space, if it might be between two pieces of LTR text that should be ordered with the first one on the right, you need the three-letter sequence RLM, space, RLM, where RLM is the Unicode character U+200F, the Right-to-left marker.
  • “Parse Words in Text” while on the Analyze tab now shows the results immediately.
  • Lots of bugs were fixed!
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Beta release FieldWorks 7.1 BTE is now available for download.

There were two areas of focus in our work on FieldWorks 7.1:

  • Improvements to Configure Dictionary options, and related Lexicon fields.
  • Improvements to the exchange of data with WeSay through the LIFT standard and LIFTBridge.

See the What’s New section on the download page for more details.