SignWriting List
June 23, 2020

Hello Steve and everyone!
Thank you for working towards open sourcing SignPuddle 2. SignPuddle 2 is a wonderful program and I use it everyday. https://www.signbank.org/signpuddle/

Although I do not know what the modifications are, I vote for the first one - "Move forward with the required changes as quickly as possible."

But if the second choice is a better one for others and for you, that is fine too - 

Thanks again for doing this work and for your generosity to make SignPuddle 2 open source.

Val ;-)

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On Jun 23, 2020, at 8:14 AM, Stephen Slevinski <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Hi SignWriting List,

I am currently in the process of open sourcing SignPuddle 2.

As we prepare for the server move later this year, I need to make two major changes to the SignPuddle 2 source code.  These changes are required to lower the burden of running SignPuddle 2 on the new server.

First, SignWriting images will use the TrueType fonts rather than image scripts.  Second, the backend will use a database rather than XML.

Right now, I have a decision I need to make.  Do I move forward with the changes and get it working as soon as possible?  Or do I upload all of the current code and add instructions for installing with the existing code before I start the modifications?  I would be interested in your opinions.

Thanks,
-Steve

PS - We are currently 60% of the way towards supporting the costs for new server hosting.  If you are financially able, consider joining our patreon campaign to support our work and ensure that the SignWriting websites continue to be available.
* https://www.patreon.com/signwriting

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