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tommus
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 Message 49 of 353
17 July 2011 at 9:57pm | IP Logged 
chrisphillips71 wrote:
I am having trouble with the program. When I start up Xampp I get the message: "ERROR:
Status Check Failure [3] This program must run from your XAMPP root directory."


I get the same error message but it does not seem to be very important. To start Apache, click on the SCM button (upper right). A new window opens. Then right click on Apache to start it. From that same window, you can set up Apache and MySQL to start automatically when the computer starts. I hope that works for you. LWT is worth the effort of getting everything working.


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 Message 50 of 353
17 July 2011 at 11:11pm | IP Logged 
I use XAMPP under WinXP, and it works as described. I don't know the reason for this message.

Maybe you should uninstall XAMPP and try EasyPHP.
http://www.easyphp.org/

Step 1: Go to http://www.easyphp.org/download.php.
Step 2: Download the EasyPHP Setup EXE (currently EasyPHP 5.3.6.1, from now written as: 5.x.y.z).
Step 3: Install the downloaded EasyPHP-5.x.y.z-setup.exe into C:\Program Files\EasyPHP-5.x.y.z.
Step 4: Go to http://sourceforge.net/projects/lwt and download the latest zip archive lwt_v_x_y.zip.
Step 5: Copy the downloaded zip archive lwt_v_x_y.zip into the directory www below the EasyPHP installation
directory, i.e. C:\Program Files\EasyPHP-5.x.y.z\www.
Step 6: Double-click on the zip archive to open it, and unzip everything into a new folder C:\Program
Files\EasyPHP-5.x.y.z\www\lwt.
Step 7: The zip archive C:\Program Files\EasyPHP-5.x.y.z\www\lwt_v_x_y.zip may be deleted.
Step 8: Go to C:\Program Files\EasyPHP-5.x.y.z\www\lwt. Edit the file connect.inc.php to

<?php
$server = "127.0.0.1";
$userid = "root";
$passwd = "";
$dbname = "learning-with-texts";
?>

Step 9: Start EasyPHP via the Windows Start Menu.
Step 10: Start phpMyAdmin (go to http://127.0.0.1:8888/home/mysql/). Select your language and click on
"Import" (at the top).
Step 11: Import the file C:\Program Files\EasyPHP-5.x.y.z\www\lwt\dbinstall.sql (Character set is UTF-8) to
create a new database learning-with-texts.
Step 12: LWT can now be started in your web browser, go to: http://127.0.0.1:8888/lwt.
Step 13: The local webserver will be stopped by clicking on "Stop" in EasyPHP menu (see icon near the clock ).
You can now exit EasyPHP.

If you want to use LWT again, just do step 9 and 12.
Uninstall: Just run the EasyPHP Uninstaller, afterwards delete the EasyPHP directory below C:\Program Files.

Good luck.
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lwtproject
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 Message 51 of 353
19 July 2011 at 12:12am | IP Logged 
Version 0.9.1 has been today released:
Testing of vocab totally revamped (and extended). Many, many improvements and bugfixes. Documentation and
screenshots updated. EasyPHP for Windows installation explained.

This will be the final BETA release WITH new features. 0.9.2 etc. will be only bug fix releases, and 1.0 will hopefully
nearly bug-free and "STABLE".

I hope you'll enjoy this application for your self-directed, personal language learning .
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 Message 52 of 353
19 July 2011 at 3:32am | IP Logged 
lwtproject wrote:
Version 0.9.1 has been today released:


I see that, in the upgrade instructions, you avoided the problem of overwriting "connect.inc.php" by not including it at all, but using the one from the previous installation. Following that procedure partially worked, but all the functionality in the Read window: pop-up translations, the blue Word window, etc. failed to work for me at all.

By following the original install instructions of renaming "connect_xampp.inc.php" to "connect.inc.php", and inserting the password, everything worked.

Also, if you rely on "connect.inc.php" being left in the .../lwt/ directory, you should explicitly state that in the upgrade instructions.

In the Read window, the top frame of the text window now goes across the middle of "TO DO" and "I KNOW ALL". I have to manually move it down a bit. That may be caused by the size of my laptop display 1366x768.

I like the new methods of displaying multiple translations. I haven't tried anything else yet.

Thanks.



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lwtproject
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 Message 53 of 353
19 July 2011 at 11:17am | IP Logged 
@tommus

Thank you for your valuable comments.

I changed the installation instructions (again) to make the upgrade process clearer.
See (please refresh)
http://lwt.sourceforge.net/info.htm#upgradewin
or
http://lwt.sourceforge.net/info.htm#upgrademac

I will make the top left frame height a user setting in the next release.



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 Message 54 of 353
19 July 2011 at 11:26pm | IP Logged 
tommus wrote:
In the Read window, the top frame of the text window now goes across the middle of "TO DO"
and "I KNOW ALL". I have to manually move it down a bit. That may be caused by the size of my laptop display
1366x768.


I have just released 0.9.2. In this version is a new settings screen, where you can change some properties of the
"Read Text" and "Test" screen. This is important because different browsers and font sizes may result in an
unpleasant viewing experience. The waiting time to display the next test item and to hide the old message after a
test assessment can now also be changed. You have a choice of three audio player skins.

I would be very grateful for more bug reports, thanks in advance.

A new video gives everybody who is not willing to install it a rough impression how LWT "works"...
Watch it:
http://lwt.sourceforge.net/lwt_screencast_2.swf

Edited by lwtproject on 19 July 2011 at 11:29pm

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 Message 55 of 353
20 July 2011 at 3:35am | IP Logged 
lwtproject wrote:
I have just released 0.9.2.
I would be very grateful for more bug reports


None required that I noticed. Thanks for those new features. Very smooth.

I have a suggestion. I find that the difference in colour between [3] and [4] is not very noticeable and a bit dreary. Because those two levels are probably the most important groups of vocabulary to learn, they probably should be more obvious and more attractive. I would suggest [3] be a nice bright yellow (brighter than the current level [4]), and that [4] be a bright light green, indicating it is almost to a [5] where it will be considered to be 'Learned'. You might make all colours configurable, but that is probably overkill and not necessary.

Again, the more I use LWT, the more I like it. I especially like your excellent method of adding multiple word expressions to the dictionary, and making them obvious but not obtrusive in the text. That is very well done.

So I very much encourage other HTLAL members to give LWT a try. It is very good and I think it is very effective. It is addictive too, which keeps me engaged with putting in new material and adding to the dictionary. And you keep track of everything, and all your languages, in one neat and easy package.

Thanks again for the excellent application.

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 Message 56 of 353
20 July 2011 at 10:08am | IP Logged 
I have been using LWT for a few hours now, and am very pleased with its functionality.

There are several enhancement I would love to see, but none of these are showstoppers.

Thanks for making this software available to us.


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