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Version 2.1.1 of Memory Serves released

Jan. 7th 2015

Version 2.1.1 of Memory Serves has been released.

You can download the latest version here.

This release fixes some issues with importing large TMs and glossaries.

About Memory Serves

Memory Serves is a free application for sharing Felix translation memories and glossaries over a local network.

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Version 2.0 of Memory Serves released

Apr. 16th 2012

I’ve just released version 2.0 of Memory Serves.

Download the latest version here.

The main improvements and bug fixes are as follows.

  • “One translation per source” feature
    You can select only allow one translation per source segment. This feature applies to both TMs and glossaries. Configure it from the Preferences.
  • Bug fix: The “created by” and “modified by” fields are now set to the correct user.

 

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Version 1.9.5 of Memory Serves released

Jan. 17th 2012

I’ve released version 1.9.5 of Memory Serves.

Download the latest version here.

The main improvements and fixes in this version are as follows.

  • Fix to Memory Importer utility enables large TMs/glossaries to be imported
  • Fix to memory error when loading or saving large TMs/glossaries
  • Now possible to specify location in which data file is saved (data file holds TMs/glossaries)

 

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Version 1.8 of Memory Serves released

Feb. 7th 2011

I released version 1.8 of Memory Serves yesterday.

Get the latest version here.

The main improvements in this release are faster queries (around 30% faster TM searches on average), new built-in help, and fixes for some broken links.

About Memory Serves

Memory Serves is a free program for sharing your Felix translation memories over a local network (LAN or VPN).

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Version 1.7 of Memory Serves released

Sep. 17th 2010

I’ve just released version 1.7 of Memory Serves.

Download the latest version here.

This release includes the following fixes and improvements.

  • Regular expression searching
    Prefix a string with the tag “regex:” to do regular-expression searching and replacing.
  • Upload and merge TMs/glossaries
    You can now upload TMs and glossaries, and merge them with existing ones. To do so, go to the View page for the TM or glossary you want to merge with.
  • Bug fix: Hiragana was sometimes not found on searches
  • A warning appears if Memory Serves is run at localhost (usually means there is no network connection)
  • On the global search page, each record in the results includes a link to the TM/glossary it belongs to
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Version 1.6 of Memory Serves released

Mar. 18th 2010

I’ve just released version 1.6 of Memory Serves.

You can download the latest version here.

Here are the main improvements in this version:

  • Global search and replace

    Now you can search and replace in all memories/glossaries at once

  • Download search results

    You can download the search results as a TM file. This is useful for things like creating a TM/glossary for all entries added in a given date range, created by a specified user, or containing a certain word.

  • You can add records from the Web interface.
  • Records on browse page and in search results are edited in place.

    Before, when you clicked “Edit” for a record in a search result, after editing you would be sent to the search page with your search cleared. Now, you edit records in place, so you stay on the same search results page.

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Version 1.5 of Memory Serves released

Dec. 15th 2009

I’ve just released version 1.5 of Memory Serves.

Download the latest version here.

Below is a list of the fixes and improvements in this version:

  • Runs as single instance: if you try to run Memory Serves and it is already running, it will open a web page to the Memory Serves site and exit. This prevents errors due to two instances of Memory Serves competing for the same port.
  • System tray icon. This lets you easily see if Memory Serves is running. You can also right click the icon to launch Memory Serves in your browser, or quit the server. Display of the system tray icon can be controlled in the preferences.
  • Rudimentary statistical information is displayed on the view memory/glossary page (% of records validated and reliability rating stats).
  • The memory footprint was reduced slightly.
  • Other minor tweaks to the view pages

About Memory Serves

Memory Serves is a free application that lets you share Felix translation memories (TMs) and glossaries over your local network or VPN.

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Memory Serves version 1.3 released

Jul. 17th 2009

I’ve just released version 1.3 of Memory Serves.

Download the latest version here.

This new version has greatly improved performance, as well as two new features: search and replace, and an admin interface

Improved performance

Memory Serves is now much faster and more responsive. In the previous versions, performance would drop markedly with very large translation memories, but version 1.3 is up to 10 times faster.

Search and replace

Memory Serves has a powerful new search and replace feature, making it easy to explore and maintain your translation memories and glossaries. See the section on Search and Replace in the manual for details.

Admin interface

A new admin interface allows you to create and manage user accounts, view logs, and configure Memory Serves preferences. See the section on the Admin Interface for details.

About Memory Serves

Memory Serves is a free program for sharing Felix translation memories and glossaries over a LAN or VPN. Using Memory Serves, a group of translators can share their TMs and glossaries in real time, ensuring consistency and quality of translations.

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The power of automatic saving

Jun. 27th 2009

I’m working on the next version of Memory Serves now, so I’m doing a lot of dogfooding with it. I’ve thus been using Memory Serves pretty much exclusively over the past month for my own translation work.

Over the course of using Memory Serves intensively, I’ve uncovered quite a few areas needing improvement; which is good, because knowing about the problems makes it possible to fix them. 🙂

One feature that really saved my bacon, however, was the fact that Memory Serves keeps the database up-to-date at all times. I had been working on a fairly large translation, and went out with my family for dinner. Okinawa was experiencing some intense electrical storms, and when we got back, I found that my neighborhood had had a blackout, and my computers had all shut down.

Since Memory Serves uses the SQLite database to store the translation memories, all changes to the TMs are saved to disk immediately. So none of my work was lost, and I was able to carry on translating.

With Felix, your TMs aren’t saved automatically; you have to save them much as you would a Word document. Although it will prompt you to save if you exit the program with unsaved changes, if your computer (or Felix) crashed, then you’d lose all the translation entries you’d made since your last save.

This happened to a Felix user a few months back: she had been working on a translation for about six hours when her computer crashed, and she hadn’t saved her TM even once. She asked me if there was some way to recover her translations, but the only way was to use Align Assist to recreate her translation memory — the original TM was lost.

I added a ticket to my Felix issue tracker to add automatic background saving of TMs, but until now I’ve given higher priority to other development. Seeing first hand how this feature saved my own bacon with Memory Serves, however, I’ve decided to give it higher priority for Felix as well. I hope to have it included in Felix by the next release (version 1.5), or at the latest by the version after that (1.5.1).

The next version of Memory Serves will be released over the next few days, and it’ll have a lot of improvements as well. In particular, it’s much faster, fixes some issues with correcting/editing translations, and will have a new search and replace feature. The new search and replace will serve as a prototype of the improved search and replace I’m adding to Felix.

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Memory Serves manual online

Apr. 17th 2009

The Memory Serves manual is now online.

The manual provides more detailed information about Memory Serves and how to use it. I’ll be adding to this manual continually, so if you have any questions about using Memory Serves, let me know!

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