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Adapt It version 6.8.3 now available – Adapt It

Adapt It version 6.8.3 release 11 Might 2017

Function modifications and new options in 6.8.3

This release adds a brand new function to Adapt It that shall be of interest to those that are working in collaboration with Paratext or Bibledit. We name the new function in this launch “Data transfer protection for Paratext or Bibledit.”

After drafting texts in collaboration with Paratext or Bibledit, there comes a time when these texts are revised and polished inside Paratext/Bibledit, and additional modifications from Adapt It should not be transferred to these texts in Paratext/Bibledit. The new function permits the administrator to designate which books and chapters ought to be ‘protected’ from getting any further modifications made in Adapt It. With this function the workforce can deliver the superior/polished revisions from the advanced drafts again into the previous Adapt It texts, as a way to convey Adapt It’s information base up to date, with out worrying about Adapt It overwriting modifications to the revised/polished drafts residing in Paratext or Bibledit. Bringing Adapt It’s information base up to date makes adapting/drafting of future collaboration documents within the undertaking rather more accurate and proceed quicker. And, through the updating process, the superior drafts in Paratext/Bibledit are “protected” from getting spurious modifications when the texts are saved inside Adapt It’s local texts and its information base.

There’s now a menu item on the Administrator menu referred to as, “Manage Data Transfer Protections to Paratext or Bibledit…”. This menu merchandise presents the next dialog:

The dialog allows an administrator to pick an Adapt It collaboration venture and designate which books and chapters ought to not transfer modifications constructed from within Adapt It to the Paratext or Bibledit version of these books/chapters. The looks and performance of the dialog is dependent upon whether or not a collaboration venture was set as much as collaborate using “Chapter Only Documents” mode or “Whole Book Documents” mode. The above image exhibits an instance of the default “Chapter Only Documents” mode.

Within the dialog the administrator follows the 3 numbered steps:

  1. Selects an AI collaboration undertaking from the drop-down listing – in our instance case we chosen the ‘Language S to Language T adaptations’ venture. The attainable books seem in the ‘Books’ Record.
  2. The administrator (within the above instance) selects the e-book of Mark from the ‘Books List’ – and the dialog displays the 16 chapters of Mark in the ‘Chapters List’ with empty examine bins next to each chapter.
  3. The administrator then clicks on the “All Chapters of Book” button to put ticks within the examine packing containers of all 16 chapters.

As many books/chapters as desired might be designated as ‘protected’. Lastly the administrator clicks on OK to save lots of the ‘protection’ settings for all chapters of the e-book of Mark. The draft that exists in Paratext for that e-book is now ‘protected’ in the sense that any modifications that get made back within the chapter paperwork of Mark within Adapt It will not be transferred to Paratext.

Some teams arrange a collaboration undertaking in Adapt It to collaborate with Paratext using ‘Whole Book Documents’ mode quite than utilizing the default ‘Chapter Only Documents’ mode. In such instances the “Manage Data Transfer Protections to Paratext or Bibledit” dialog seems like this:

In this version of the dialog the administrator again follows the 3 numbered steps:

  1. Selects an AI collaboration challenge from the drop-down listing – in our instance case we chosen the ‘Language S to Language T adaptations’ challenge. The potential books appear within the ‘Books’ Listing.
  2. The administrator (within the above instance) selects the guide of Mark from the ‘Books List’. The ‘Chapters List’ is disabled since in ‘Whole Book Documents’ mode, collaboration solely gets entire books from Paratext, and the Adapt It paperwork are stored in entire books quite than particular person chapters.
  3. The administrator then clicks on the examine box for the guide he needs to “protect” in Paratext, or alternatively selects one of many range buttons under the ‘Books List’ to pick a variety of books.

Lastly the administrator clicks on OK to save lots of the ‘protection’ settings for the entire guide(s) selected. The draft that exists in Paratext is now ‘protected’ within the sense that any modifications that get made again in the ‘protected’ ebook of Mark within Adapt It will not be transferred to Paratext, however might be saved regionally in the undertaking folder of Adapt It’s Adapt It Unicode Work’s folder.

What advantage is there to “protecting” paperwork from knowledge transfers? With all the chapters of Mark ‘protected’, and after the guide of Mark has been revised to a complicated state in Paratext, the staff can then convey the ‘final’ revisions again into the Adapt It paperwork and thereby significantly improve Adapt It’s information base for the undertaking. The expanding and enhancing of the information base makes adapting/drafting of future collaboration paperwork within the undertaking far more accurate and quicker. And, through the updating course of, the advanced drafts in Paratext/Bibledit are “protected” from getting spurious modifications when the texts are saved inside Adapt It and its information base.

How should the information base updating happen? A method is as follows: As soon as the guide/chapter protections are executed, the administrator asks the translator to open the previous Adapt It ‘Language S to Language T adaptations’ venture in one desktop window, and Paratext in another window with the Language T Paratext challenge displaying within Paratext, in order that the translator can examine the polished version in Paratext’s Language T undertaking with the ‘target’ Language T in the previous drafts within the Adapt It venture. Alternatively, the administrator might print out the advanced draft and have the translator examine the printout with the previous draft within Adapt It. In either case the administrator asks the translator to open each chapter (or ebook for entire ebook mode) of Mark in Adapt It and examine the previous drafts with the more polished version in Paratext – and make modifications in the Adapt It goal language drafts to make them learn as a lot the identical as potential as the polished version.

A translation staff may comply with this course of for every ebook translated, so that each collaboration guide in flip might be drafted in Adapt It, the sprucing work carried out solely in Paratext or Bibledit – the administrator having used this new function to “protect” Paratext/Bibledit from any previous drafts being transferred or overwriting the superior drafts.

As described above the new function is available to directors for ‘bulk’ setting of books/chapters by way of the “Manage Data Transfer Protections for Collaboration Editor” dialog (from the Administrator menu). This protection function can also be available in a more restricted type to non-administrator customers by way of two new menu gadgets in Adapt It’ Superior menu:

Forestall Paratext/Bibledit from getting modifications to this document
Permit Paratext/Bibledit to get modifications to this doc

The above two menu gadgets are enabled in the Superior menu only when a collaboration venture document is opened inside Adapt It. With these menu gadgets a consumer can tell Adapt It to “Prevent…” or “Allow….” modifications made within the document transferring from/to Paratext/Bibledit when Adapt It saves the document. As with the majority dialog (available from the Administrator menu), the protection standing for the doc is saved and stays in that protected state until it is explicitly changed – either through the use of one of the two Superior menu gadgets or by the administrator in the bulk change dialog from the Administrator menu. The two new Superior menu gadgets are limited, because the consumer can only change the protection standing of the open collaboration doc, and can’t change the safety status for all chapters of a e-book (or entire guide) without opening each chapter (or e-book) and invoking one of the above Advanced menu decisions on the open doc.

See the “Help_for_Administrators.htm” doc for more details and the way a collaboration state of affairs may play out, utilizing this knowledge switch protections function.

Windows and Macintosh version 6.8.2 downloads are available at:

Download

Linux version 6.8.3 Debian packages are available in i386 and amd64 architectures for Ubuntu Trusty, Vivid, Wily, Xenial and Yakkety. There are directions on tips on how to configure your Linux system to realize access to the SIL repository at:

http://packages.sil.org

Principally it’s essential download and install the repository’s public key on your machine, after which arrange your Software Sources with one of the following settings relying in your Linux distribution:

deb http://packages.sil.org/ubuntu trusty important     or
deb http://packages.sil.org/ubuntu vivid fundamental     or
deb http://packages.sil.org/ubuntu wily principal     or
deb http://packages.sil.org/ubuntu xenial primary    or
deb http://packages.sil.org/ubuntu yakkety fundamental

The Ubuntu Vivid, Wily, and Yakkety distributions only have brief time period help from Canonical. The Trusty and Xenial distributions are long term service (LTS) distributions which Canonical will help with bug and security fixes for 5 years from their initial launch.

In case you are utilizing Wasta Linux the software sources for installing and updating Linux software program from the packages.sil.org/ubuntu repository are already configured.

Essential Word: Putting in version 6.8.3 will routinely exchange any beforehand installed Adapt It WX (Unicode) version from four.zero.zero by means of 6.8.2 (but present challenge knowledge isn’t touched when installing updates).

Adapt It WX is the open source, cross-platform version of Adapt It that’s based mostly on the wxWidgets framework (hence the WX in the identify).

Please direct bug studies or feedback on the new version to the Adapt It group. On the Adapt It Help menu you possibly can simply send a Drawback Report or a Suggestions Report immediately from inside Adapt It (over a safe connection) – see the Assist menu. When you can’t use the Help menu’s e-mail reporting features, you’ll be able to send a Drawback Report or Suggestions Report to the Adapt It group using the next e-mail tackle:

[email protected]

Alternately, you’ll be able to ship an e mail to a number of of the following staff members by way of their individual e-mail addresses:

Invoice Martin      – [email protected]
Bruce Waters     – [email protected]
Erik Brommers    – [email protected]
Graeme Costin    – [email protected] (concentrate on MacOSX)
Kevin Bradford   – [email protected]
Michael Hore     – [email protected]
Bob Buss         – [email protected] (give attention to HTML Help system)
Jonathan Marsden – [email protected]