08 Dezember 2007

gted 1.1.0 work in progress

Currently I'm working on gted 1.1.0
This release will contain several bugfixes and some new features.

Special thanks to Patrick Schulz for his feature requests. Here a sample:
  • Search with regex
  • + on a reference will open the source file
  • more than one keyword for xgettext
If you have further ideas to make gted better, please let me know!

22 Oktober 2007

gted 1.0.0 out now!

Today I released gted 1.0.0.

As promised the source editor now contributes to the outline view!
I also fixed an error concerning header entries on multiple lines.

If you find a bug in gted PLEASE let me know!
Bug reports can be posted here or you can write an email to: simon@gted.org

Every bug report will help to make gted more usable for everybody!
Thanks a lot!

Have fun with version 1.0.0!

21 Oktober 2007

Java 5 certification exam passed!

Last Friday I passed the upgrade exam with 82%.

Now I'm a Sun Certified Programmer for the Java 2 Plattform Standard Edition 5.0.

I think there are some big advantages in Java 5 like Generics, but autoboxing isn't!
In contrast! They are very dangerous if you don't know how they really work.
One point is the == with subtypes of java.lang.Number. If the values are between -128 and 127 == will be true, because the values are compared. But if the values aren't in this range the references are compared (as with every Object).

The exam wasn't as difficult a I thought. But the preparation was very interesting because one have to study the details of the Java language. If you are using Java and like to know a little bit more, go for certification!

15 Oktober 2007

Mainframe is still alive and most important up to date!

With IBM IMS Version 10 it's possible to access the transaction manager via XML and web services and the hierarchical database has XML support and can be queried using XQuery!

It's seams that with IBM IMS Version 10 my diploma thesis about building a Java connector to access IMS via ITOC is out of date ;-)

11 Oktober 2007

JPA Lecturer

I'm proud to announce that starting in november I will teach Java Persistence API at the University of Applied Sciences in Berne, Switzerland.
This module is part of the course "Enterprise Application Development Java EE" of the Certificate of Advanced Studies.

Have a look at the advertisement.

03 Oktober 2007

Planned features in next gted version

The main feature in the next gted release will be a outline view contribution for the source editor including sorting and filtering for fuzzy and untranslated entries.

In the preferences you can set if the po file editor will start with the rich ui or the source editor.

I hope this improvements will help users how prefer source code editing.

Please let me know which features you miss in gted!

02 Oktober 2007

gted 0.7.1 is out!

New functionality, changes, new features:
  • Entries editor orientation can be set in preferences!
    New default value "horizontal"
  • Feature request #1689157: UI resizes the input boxes dynamically depending on the size of the editor window
I hope that the improvements in the GUI are useful!

Please check it out: www.gted.org

01 Oktober 2007

Preview gted 0.7.1

In gted 0.7.1 the UI will resize the input boxes dynamically depending on the size of the editor window.

The editor orientation can be set in the preferences. New default is horizontal, because I think it's better if editing large po fields.

gted 0.7.1 will be released during this week.

28 September 2007

Position 210!

Today gted is on position 210 of all SourceForge projects!

Thanks a lot to the community for downloading and visiting gted website.

25 September 2007


gted has now it's own domain: gted.org!

gted 0.7.0 released!

gted 0.7.0 is a major bugfix release. It contains the following bugfixes:
  • #1799345: support for multiple references e.g. #: ;1044
  • #1797112: header fields are now saved
  • #1793832: NPE when saving in source view fixed
  • #1772052: gted on Linux ok
You can use the update site http://gted.sourceforge.net/update/ to install gted.

Further information can be found here: http://gted.sourceforge.net/

24 September 2007

gted 0.7.0 comming soon!

gted 0.7.0 will be released this week.

It will contain two major bugfixes:
  • #1799345: support for multiple references e.g. #: ;1044
  • #1797112: header fields are now saved
gted 0.7.0 works fine on Windows and Mac. This evening I will do some testing on my Linux box.

23 August 2007

gted in iX 08/2007

iX 08/2007 contains an article about I18N in shell scripts and gted is listed as po editor!
The online article can be found here.

07 August 2007

4java.ca now with Ruby on Rails support

For a few weeks my Canadian provider 4java.ca also supports Ruby on Rails with FastCGI.

I can highly recommend 4java.ca! The servers are fast and the support is great!

02 August 2007

gted in Top 500 at SourceForge

In july gted was on rank 492 at SourceForge!

Thanks a lot to all visitors and downloaders.

23 Juli 2007

gted 0.6.3 release

With 0.6.3 line feeds and \n in msgstr are untouched when saving .po file.

Thanks a lot to PePa for testing!

19 Juli 2007

Normalizing Strings in Entries

Currently I'm thinking about normalizing strings in entries.
The gettext manual contains a section about string normalization in emacs.

At the moment gted leaves the line feeds and \n entered by the user untouched. In a later version I will make this customizable so that one can choose the behavior as it is described in the mentioned section of the manual.

Any wishes or remarks are appreciated!

16 Juli 2007

gted 0.6.2 release

Thanks to PePa from the Czech Republic I'm currently improving gted very fast!

0.6.2 contains a minor bugfix. The next major bugfix release 0.6.3 will be available end of week.

02 Juli 2007

gted is Eclipse 3.3 Europa ready!

Good news: gted works without any modification with the new release of Eclipse!

27 Juni 2007

gted 0.6.1 with important gui editor fix

Since a few version the gui editor had a major bug.
This is now fixed with version 0.6.1.

17 Juni 2007

gted 0.6.0 released!

gted 0.6.0 with the new parser is available here.

Have fun!

15 Juni 2007

New Parser for gted

I wrote a complete new parser for gted po files because the old parser used ANTLR and had problems with some UTF-8 characters.
Version 0.6.0 will release soon!

30 Mai 2007

Two Picasa Web Galleries Online

In my hollydays I used Picasa and Picasa Web Albums to publish some pictures of my family and myself. It's very easy to handle!

On simon.martinelli you will find some older travel pictures from South Africa, Australia, London and Paris.

Rebenweg32 is our family gallery with pictures from our travels to France, Greece and the USA as well as pictures from our wedding and from our son Lukas.

I wish you a lot of pleasure with the pics ;-)

27 Mai 2007

New Website Project started

I just started a new website project for the gospel chorus the moor train fellows.

Peter Kohler from cskart is creating the design an I will install and customize the CMS Contenido.

05 Mai 2007

tvsearch now powered by Google

tvsearch now makes use of Google Custom Search.

It's very easy to use and I don't have to maintain the search index any more! Great!

27 April 2007

News from gted

The gted po file parser has a problem with utf-8. It doesn't recognize all characters (i.e. German quotes). The parser is built using ANTLR. But I think I have to implement it by myself to avoid such problems.

There is also a feature request for a better layout of the editor. I will try to improve this in the next release. This release will come out by end of may.

If you find any errors or inconveniences with the gted plugin please report this on the SourceForge project site. Thanks a lot!

29 März 2007

gted 0.5.1 with Bugfix

0.5.1 is a bugfix release.
gted po editor is now able to parse msgs without comments!

Rails Coding Weekend 21./22. April 2007 in Rapperswil

The Ruby on Rails Switzerland User Group will organize a coding weekend in Rapperswil in april.
Hopefully I will be there!

28 März 2007

gted 0.5.0 released

I was faster that as I thought!
gted 0.5.0 is available for download.
Now I use Eclipse forms in the po file editor.

Check it out and let me know if there are any problems.

27 März 2007

New Version of gted delayed

Currently I'm very busy so the new version of gted will be delayed.
I hope to release it during the first two weeks of april.

08 März 2007

New Website Project started

For a new customer I'm currently creating the design for his website. It will include a shop. As shop software I will use osCommerce.
osCommerce is probably the best open source shop. I already used it with an other customer.

21 Februar 2007

Next Version of gted with Forms

gted 0.5.0 will use Eclipse forms in the po editor. They are very easy to use and they look great!

0.5.0 will be released during next week!

09 Februar 2007

How to delete more than 100%

Simply use TotalCommander ;-)

05 Februar 2007

gted 0.4.1 released

gted (GetText EDitor) now provides gettext tools integration (xgettext, msgmerge, msgfmt). One can generate .po and .mo files! This release also contains many improvements in the po editor.

Check it out!

27 Januar 2007

gettext for Java

I published a short tutorial on using gettext in Java programs.
Have a look and let me know if it's usefull or not:

24 Januar 2007

1140 Hits

Yesterday gted had 1140 project web hits on SourceForge.net!

19 Januar 2007

Eclipse Text Editors

I found a very usefull article about building eclipse text editors:

Thanks to this article I improved the source editor in gted. Now it reports parse errors in the problem view.

11 Januar 2007

gted (GetText EDitor) 0.2.3 now with Update Site

With version 0.2.3 there is an Update Site available for gted plugin.

Since SourceForge provides transparent download mirror support it's very easy to provide an update site that uses SourceForge's file release system (frs).

Have a look at site.xml for an example.

09 Januar 2007

gted (GetText EDitor) 0.2.2

The version 0.2.1 has moved from alpha to beta state.
Everything works well including syntax coloring in the source panel.
Only with the entries panel I've got some problems. But this has no impact on the functionality.
gted can be dowloaded at SourceForge.

Over all thanks eclipse it was easier to develop as I expected!

Upcomming features:

06 Januar 2007

First Alpha Release of gted available!

Following the agile way, Release early, release often, I released the first version of gted PO File Editor Plug-in.

Fortunatly I found the potron project and with the agreement of Xavier Cho from Korea I could use his po file parser. So I saved a lot of time. Thanks a lot Xavier!

You can download it here. But use it with care. It's very alpha!

Any comments, bugs and features requests would be appreciated! Please use the tracker on the projects page.

03 Januar 2007

New SourceForge Project gted (GetText EDitor) approved!

SourceForge approved my new project gted:
gted (GetText EDitor) is an editor for gettext po files. gted is developed as Eclipse plugin and therefore very usfull for developers (and translators) using the Eclipse IDE for developing.

Now I will started developing and hope to have the first alpha version until end of month.