OmegaT Devian/Linux Update
Thread poster: TonyMiloro

TonyMiloro
Argentina
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Spanish to English
Mar 15, 2016

Hi fellow translators.

I am a student helper at the UNC (Unicersidad Nacional de Cordoba), Argentina.

I was wondering when will a new release of OmegaT will be out for Linux, mainly large distributions such as Ubuntu. I am very interested also in knowing if integration with Subversion will be improved.

Thanks! I hope I'm posting this correctly.


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Didier Briel  Identity Verified
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Debian version is obsolete, download from OmegaT Mar 16, 2016

TonyMiloro wrote:
I am a student helper at the UNC (Unicersidad Nacional de Cordoba), Argentina.

I was wondering when will a new release of OmegaT will be out for Linux, mainly large distributions such as Ubuntu.

The version you can get from Debian (and consequently on Debian-based distributions) is obsolete. It is 2.3.0, which was released in 2012.

The Latest version of OmegaT, 3.6.0, was released a few days ago. It does include two versions for Linux (32 and 64-bit), plus a multi-platform version.
http://www.omegat.org/en/dl_overview.php

I am very interested also in knowing if integration with Subversion will be improved.

It depends with what version you are comparing and what you expect.
As far as Subversion is concerned, 3.6.0 has no specific improvement compared to 3.5.
However, compared with 2.3, OmegaT has now team projects, which can be used with Subversion and Git:
http://omegat.sourceforge.net/manual-standard/en/appendix.TeamProjects.html

Didier


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Didier Briel  Identity Verified
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Removed, duplicate posting Mar 16, 2016



[Edited at 2016-03-16 09:27 GMT]


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Jorge Héreth
Brazil
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French to Portuguese
TuxTrans Oct 28, 2016

Yes, OmegaT 2.3.0 may be obsolete, but it works. Maybe that's the point Debian, Ubuntu and the distros based on these maintain it. Stability is too important.

University of Innsbruck, Austria, have been producing an Operating System based on Xubuntu, developed specially for translators. You can download it here: https://www.uibk.ac.at/tuxtrans/

The distro ships with OmegaT 3.6.0 already pre-installed, but it seems to be installed from source and when I installed Cinnamon, MATE and Gnome desktops, OmegaT was simply blown out. In the Synaptic repositories there's only version 2.3.0.

Three possibilities:
1. download the 3.6.0 tar.bz2 package from sourceforge and re-install it from a shell.
2. download and install the 2.3.0 deb package from the official repositories.
3. download the 3.6.0 exe package and run it in wine. (have not tested the latter one yet)


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Didier Briel  Identity Verified
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There is no maintainer on Debian Oct 29, 2016

Jorge Héreth wrote:
Yes, OmegaT 2.3.0 may be obsolete, but it works. Maybe that's the point Debian, Ubuntu and the distros based on these maintain it. Stability is too important.

Actually, the issue in Debian is that there is no maintainer for the OmegaT package.

Didier


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Jorge Héreth
Brazil
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French to Portuguese
OmegaT Oct 29, 2016

Didier Briel wrote:

Actually, the issue in Debian is that there is no maintainer for the OmegaT package.

Didier



Didn't know about that one. Possibly the guys there in Innsbruck might be interested in taking over the maintenance. I'm gonna suggest them.

Jorge


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Jorge Héreth
Brazil
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My best solution so far Nov 1, 2016

This weekend I decided to try building a deb package from the OmegaT 3.6.0 source package, but I had to give up on it since there's no configure file for ./configure and checkinstall. So I had to abandon that idea.

Primary notes:

A. I have four operating systems installed in my notebook:

1. Canaima Popular 4.1 "Kukenán" Estable: a Venezuelan governmental distro based on Debian 7.9 "Wheezy" Stable, and one of the rare cases of a distro developed by a government, authority or the military which works; 4.1 is somewhat outdated, from 2014, but since the new version 5.0 "Chimantá" Estable is not out yet, I keep using it. Canaima is a simple distro for working and studying, but also for everything what a home user might invent to do with his/her computer. That distro is completely bug and trouble free, have never seen something like that before.

2. TuxTrans 16.04 "Xenial" LTS: the distro by Innsbruck University based on Xubunutu 16.04 "Xenial" LTS specialized in translators' needs I mentioned in another post above.

3. Kaiana 14.04 "Trusty" LTS: a Brazilian distro developed by a gang linked to Federal University of Paraná and based on Kubuntu 14.04 "Trusty" LTS. Like Canaima, a simple distro for work, studying and everything else, not as stable as, but still the best distro Brazil is producing currently. 16.06 "Xenial" LTS should come out soon.

4. Slackware 14.2: yes, the legendary Slackware, also known as "the curse of Patrick Volkerding", or simply "St. Patrick's curse". But that one, after 12 years I hardly ever use it for work anymore, today I keep it more for my geeky and nerdy moments... LOL

B. In Canaima and Kaiana, I already had OmegaT 2.3.0 from their official repositories installed. In TuxTrans I installed 2.3.0 either after Cinnamon and MATE got in and 3.6.0 blew out.


Solution found:

1. Download the OmegaT_3.6.0_04_Linux_64.tar.bz2 (64 bit) or OmegaT_3.6.0_04_Linux.tar.bz2 (32 bit) package, according to your needs, from https://sourceforge.net/projects/omegat/files/OmegaT%20-%20Standard/OmegaT%203.6.0%20update%204/


2. Open a shell:

sudo su
password

cd /home/your user name/folder_to_where_you_have_saved_it/subfolder_to_where_you_have_saved it

ls

You should see the the tar.bz2 file.


3. Extract the file:

tar -jxvf OmegaT_3.6.0_04_Linux_64.tar.bz2
or
tar -jxvf OmegaT_3.6.0_04_Linux.tar.bz2


4. Locate the file:

cd /home/your user name/folder_to_where_you_have_saved_it/subfolder_to_where_you_have_saved it/OmegaT

ls

You should see the extracted folder's content

5. You will see a file called a file called linux-install.sh

./linux-install.sh

And ready, OmegaT 2.3.0 is upgraded to OmegaT 3.6.0, and your synaptic will continue having 2.3.0 as installed.


Since it works on Canaima, TuxTrans and Kaiana, it should work on all Debian and Ubuntu based distros. The operation may look complicated, but after once the package is downloaded, it doesn't take more than three minutes to have an operating OmegaT 3.6.0.

[Edited at 2016-11-01 21:40 GMT]

[Edited at 2016-11-02 20:45 GMT]


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Eugenio Garcia-Salmones  Identity Verified
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I think Nov 3, 2016

Jorge Héreth wrote:

Yes, OmegaT 2.3.0 may be obsolete, but it works. Maybe that's the point Debian, Ubuntu and the distros based on these maintain it. Stability is too important.

University of Innsbruck, Austria, have been producing an Operating System based on Xubuntu, developed specially for translators. You can download it here: https://www.uibk.ac.at/tuxtrans/




I think what this project was abandoned.


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Didier Briel  Identity Verified
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Latest update is 2016-9-30 Nov 4, 2016

Eugenio Garcia-Salmones wrote:

Jorge Héreth wrote:

Yes, OmegaT 2.3.0 may be obsolete, but it works. Maybe that's the point Debian, Ubuntu and the distros based on these maintain it. Stability is too important.

University of Innsbruck, Austria, have been producing an Operating System based on Xubuntu, developed specially for translators. You can download it here: https://www.uibk.ac.at/tuxtrans/


I think what this project was abandoned.

Why do you think so?

The latest update is from 2016-9-30:
https://www.uibk.ac.at/tuxtrans/history.html

Didier


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Jorge Héreth
Brazil
Local time: 22:12
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Abandonment wouldn't be my guess Nov 4, 2016

Eugenio Garcia-Salmones wrote:

Jorge Héreth wrote:

Yes, OmegaT 2.3.0 may be obsolete, but it works. Maybe that's the point Debian, Ubuntu and the distros based on these maintain it. Stability is too important.

University of Innsbruck, Austria, have been producing an Operating System based on Xubuntu, developed specially for translators. You can download it here: https://www.uibk.ac.at/tuxtrans/




I think what this project was abandoned.




I don't see how TuxTrans or OmegaT might have been abandoned.

As Didier Briel points out, TuxTrans' latest update dates from September 30, 2016.

For OmegaT, the latest update for OmegaT is dated October 22, 2016: https://sourceforge.net/projects/omegat/files/OmegaT%20-%20Standard/

And for the nerds amon translators, OmegaT 4.0.1 beta has already been out since October 03, 2016: https://sourceforge.net/projects/omegat/files/OmegaT%20-%20Latest/


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