Purpose: Diverge and merge ShoeBox linguistic databases, checking for editing clashes.
Technically speaking this is a cross-platform 3-way merger for SFM dictionary files.
Example Use: Allows geographically-separate parallel development of one database/dictionary. Originally developed to enable 2 of us to work on the same large dictionary of a Nigerian language separately, and possibly in different locations, then bring our changes together into one coherent database.
- much more automatically
- for LIFT files rather than SFM
- using a full version control system rather than manually-managed file copies
- without requiring/allowing the fine-grained resolution of conflicts at merge time.
System Requirements: Mac OS X / Windows / UNIX – with at least Java 1.1 installed.