Sunday, November 8, 2009

New release!

There has been a lot of things going on in Tatoeba within the last couple of months. I never took the time to blog about it, but since we are planning a new release for next week, perhaps it's time I communicate a bit more...

First of all, note that I said "we are planning" and not "I am planning". Indeed, in September (and even a few months before that) the project took another dimension, for I was not alone anymore!
Of course, I never really was alone, but I was - until then - pretty much the only one to implement the next new features, the next improvements, the next design, and also the only one to be officially responsible of promoting the project (which is something I had absolutely no time for, actually)...
But now we are 5 (brilliant, dedicated, innovative and incredibly charismatic young geeks! *hum* yea). Needless to say, I'm quite happy with this new team :)

So what are we planning for this release?
  • A new design (prettier than the current one - hopefully :P).
  • The "list" feature, that will enable users to create lists of sentences.
  • Users profiles, for those who would like to tell more about themselves.
  • Private messages, so that users can contact each other.
  • And some sort of "Wall" (c.f. Facebook), to develop the community aspect of the project.
We will then start promoting the project more intensively, because this project NEEDS a community. There is SO MUCH that can be done to provide linguistic data and language tools that are free and of good quality. As far as we're concerned, we're digging the technical side, we're trying to set up the "ideal" system for this purpose. But obviously, without a strong community, nothing can be achieved. So we do hope that more and more people will join the cause.

On a side note, we also participated to the first "innovation competition" organized by the Université de Technologie de Compiègne (where three of us, myself included, are currently studying). And we have been selected in the first round (second round in mid-January).


  1. Bonne chance pour le concours!

    Will be following & contributing as much as I can. Keep up the nice work :)

    PS: Bạn có phải là người Việt không?

  2. Merci! :D

    And thanks for your support.

    PS : Tôi là người Việt, nhưng không nói tiếng Việt được... (<= that was copy-pasted from bits of sentences in Tatoeba). Yea I know, shame on me :S


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