hovinen is currently certified at Apprentice level.

Name: Bradford Hovinen
Member since: 2000-01-30 02:34:56
Last Login: N/A

FOAF RDF Share This

Homepage: http://hovinen.webinbox.com/


U of Delaware CIS major, Dislike automobiles and automobile dependence

Recent blog entries by hovinen

Syndication: RSS 2.0

I just did some work on GDict today, mainly improving my reimplementation of the protocol implementation (since MIT's dictionary server appears to be gone, I threw out the old protocol implementation and rewrote it to use the one given at www.dict.org). My new implementation has some pretty nice features: non-blocking operation, automatic creation and destruction of parallel connections, and so forth. Getting the UI to the point where it really takes advantage of this protocol is an entirely different story. I am a tad concerned that, while MIT's protocol supported cross references (which basically make the dictionary act doubly as a thesaurus), RFC 2229 does not. It would not be difficult for a server to implement that functionality, by adding an additional strategy for the MATCH command, but that support would be nonstandard at best. Spell checking also presents a problem in that regard. Hopefully I'll get around to fixing up the UI code some time soon.

It's looking pretty good, though.


hovinen certified others as follows:

  • hovinen certified hovinen as Apprentice
  • hovinen certified julian as Apprentice
  • hovinen certified cactus as Apprentice

Others have certified hovinen as follows:

  • hovinen certified hovinen as Apprentice
  • Iain certified hovinen as Apprentice
  • cactus certified hovinen as Apprentice
  • Acapnotic certified hovinen as Apprentice

[ Certification disabled because you're not logged in. ]

New Advogato Features

New HTML Parser: The long-awaited libxml2 based HTML parser code is live. It needs further work but already handles most markup better than the original parser.

Keep up with the latest Advogato features by reading the Advogato status blog.

If you're a C programmer with some spare time, take a look at the mod_virgule project page and help us with one of the tasks on the ToDo list!

Share this page