New Partnership with the Modernist Versions Project

Great news! Juxta is at the center of a new partnership agreement between NINES and the Modernist Versions Project (MVP). The agreement provides the MVP with programming support to integrate Juxta with a digital environment for collating and comparing modernist texts that exist in multiple textual variants. The MVP, a project based at the University of Victoria, will enjoy full access to the Juxta collation software, including the existing stand-alone application and the web service now under development. The MVP is expected to provide a robust environment for testing and enhancing both versions of Juxta.

Juxta v1.6 Release

Juxta v1.6 is now available from the download page!

New features:

  • Building on Juxta’s existing support for <add>, <del>, <addspan>, and <delspan> tags, Juxta v1.6 now allows you to control the collation of revision sites by accepting or rejecting additions and deletions to the witness text.
  • The contents of TEI <note> tags now display in the right column of the Document Panel and are excluded from the text collation.
  • Default XML parsing templates are provided for TEI files. As in Juxta v1.4, you can customize these templates or create new ones.
  • A new edit window allows you to make changes to a witness text and save the altered version as a new witness.

This development was made possible by the support of the Carolingian Canon Law project at the University of Kentucky.

Juxta Camp

On July 11-12, 2011, a group of Juxta users and collaborators met at the offices of Performant Software Solutions LLC in downtown Charlottesville, Virginia. The group included Abigail Firey of the Carolingian Canon Law Project at the University of Kentucky; Gregor Middell of Universität Würzburg; Ronald Dekker from the Huygen Institute; Jim Smith from the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH); Dana Wheeles and Alex Gil of NINES; and Nick Laiacona and Lou Foster from Performant Software. The group previewed new features available in Juxta 1.6 (including changes to revision site display and TEI note tag support), then worked on planning for Juxta WS 1.0, the Juxta web service now in development.

Ronald, Gregor, Lou, and Jim (out of sight, with laptop) hacking at Juxta Camp

Ronald, Gregor, Lou, and Jim's Laptop

Abigail Firey and Alex Gil spoke about what the developers of Juxta could learn in general from considering the particular needs of their textual projects. Jim Smith gave a presentation on Corpora Space Architecture. Gregor Middell and Ronald Dekker spoke about their work on CollateX. Gregor talked about using an offset range model of text markup; Ronald spoke about the Gothenburg abstract model for collation. Lou Foster presented the features new to Juxta 1.6. Finally, Gregor, Ronald, Jim, Lou, and Nick put their heads together in hacking sessions to work on offset ranges, the Gothenburg pipeline model, and the Juxta web service.

You can read notes from Juxta Camp on the Juxta wiki.