Kura is growing old. The current version does not run well on recent Windows and Linux operating systems, as the code heavily depends on Qt3, which is not developed further by
TrolltechNokia anymore. So I started a complete rewrite of Kura, which will consist of several packages for annotation
and analyzation tasks and heavily focus on the needs of language documentation projects and writers of descriptive grammars. Today I released
a a technical preview of the Kura Interlinear Editor, check it out! Again, this was only possible with funding of the Institute
for General Linguistics and Language Typology in Munich. Many thanks to the IATS!
Kura development has made a great progress: Vista compatibility has been improved, a port to Qt 4 is still in development. If you are a developer you might check out the new version in subversion at sourceforge. This version is still not recommended for users, please download the install packages instead. All this was only possible with funding of the Institute for General Linguistics and Language Typology in Munich. Many thanks to the IATS!
Due to permament spamming the Kura mailing lists have been closed down. You may use the forums at Sourceforge instead.
Kura moved to a new location. The new website of the project is www.kura.ats.lmu.de. Please update your bookmarks.
A new bugfix release 2.2b is out. Problems with wrong QSizePolicy-calls with recent Qt3 releases should now be fixed. Mac and Windows releases stay as they are, because a working Qt3 release is bundled with them. Linux users should update. Download here.
Kura is a multi-user open-source linguistic database especially geared towards language description. Read the proposal for a description of the intended functionality and the preliminary design. The application consists of four independent parts: an application framework that works with the data from the database, and a gui-framework that the user to work with the data, a server that can present the data in html form over the Internet, and finally a project that is used to generate a pdf version or an html version of a linguistics text that uses the information from the database.
Kura is developed in Python, with some third party extension modules for the GUI and the database connectivity. Kura can use either MySQL or files (Python cpickle format) to store the data.
Kura is released under the very liberal Python license.