SIL LSDev Linux Development

Language software for Linux and Mac OS X

FieldWorks Beta 7 released

FieldWorks 7.0.6~beta7 for Linux was uploaded to packages.sil.org last night. We have begun to have problems getting packages done for all the different versions of Ubuntu and that is partly why it has taken so long to get the new packages ready, but these have all been tested and seem to install okay in Ubuntu versions from Lucid on.

The current Windows stable version is 7.2.4. You will not be able to exchange data between this version of Windows and the Linux version. If you need to exchange data between Windows and Linux, you need to remain on the Windows 7.0.6 version for now.

The Linux FieldWorks instructions, located here, have now been updated some. If you experience problems please check these instructions first.

As before, we encourage you to report bugs via our Bugzilla site, although sending email as described in the crash report dialog is also acceptable. We will then create a Bugzilla item and subscribe you to it, so that others can see what is being reported and learn about any workarounds or fixes. Please let us know when you report by email if you prefer that your details don’t appear in Bugzilla. Email addresses are hidden from people who aren’t logged in, but anyone can create an account and then see addresses.