Feature #1283

RCP: 0.7.7, add a command to load a corpus from a directory

Added by Sebastien Jacquot over 8 years ago. Updated over 8 years ago.

Status:New Start date:03/25/2015
Priority:Normal Due date:
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Category:Import Spent time: -
Target version:TXM X.X


A command to load a corpus from a directory may be useful for special cases like development tasks or in case of some corpus have not been restored on a new TXM installation.


#1 Updated by Serge Heiden over 8 years ago

The current TXM binary corpus .TXM file management policy is modeled on the LibreOffice .ODT file management policy (zip file with private extension) to ease corpora exchange by imitating word processor files exchange.

A command dedicated to an alternative internal corpus format should be restricted to expert users only, for example through the 'expert mode' option in the 'update level' preference section, or a hidden 'developer perspective', or a TXM 'expert-mode' launch option, etc.

TXM installation or update corpora management problems should not rely on the knowledge from the end user of such an internal format. If we want to further mimic LibreOffice file management scenario, we could develop a new 'corpus recovery' command (LibreOffice file recovery scenario is nevertheless fragile currently).

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