2012-12-30: LanguageTool 2.0
Today, we have released LanguageTool 2.0. Despite the version number, it's a normal release in our 3-month release cycle. As with most releases, much of the work is put into the XML-based error detection rules. As always, the detailed change log is available at languagetool.org/download/CHANGES.txt. There's now also an early release of a Firefox Add-on for LanguageTool which lets you check web page content and form content.
2010-09-26: LanguageTool 1.1 and jWordSplitter 3.1
LanguageTool 1.1 has just been released. Besides many new error detection rules, it also contains a new version of jWordSplitter, a Java library to detect the nouns of which German compound words are made up. Unfortunately, the LanguageTool release took almost one year. Our plan is to have releases about every three months now - see our new roadmap. LanguageTool release announcements and news are now also posted to twitter.
2009-11-02: LanguageTool reaches 1.0.0 after six years
Today, version 1.0.0 of LanguageTool has been released. So it took about six years from the first implementation in Python (whose version number I cannot remember) to today's release in Java. We fixed quite some bugs, added rules and also added support for three new languages: Danish, Catalan, and Galician. Actually, despite its version number, it's basically a common release.
2009-05-22: Released LanguageTool 0.9.9
The latest version of LanguageTool features the following changes:
- Fix for a NullPointerException that could appear when using paragraph-level rules
- Fixes for some bugs with pairing brackets
- Initial support for Icelandic
- More Dutch, English, Polish, Romanian and Slovenian grammar rules
- A new sentence tokenizer that uses the SRX format for specifying end-of-sentence breaks
2009-04-26: Released LanguageTool 0.9.8
LanguageTool 0.9.8 adds new rules for several languages (Italian, Romanian, Slovak, Polish, English) and fixes a crash bug. See the change log for details.
2009-03-03: Released LanguageTool 0.9.7
We just released LanguageTool 0.9.7. It includes some OpenOffice.org integration fixes and some updates to the error rules. On-thy-fly checking in OpenOffice.org should now be pretty robust (assuming you're using OpenOffice.org 3.0.1). As usual, you can find the details in the change log.
2008-11-02: LanguageTool 0.9.5 for OpenOffice.org 3.0
We've just released a new version of LanguageTool, the Open Source language checker. It should now work with OpenOffice.org 3.0 without crashing and it supports on-the-fly checking, as I explained in a previous blog entry. Other changes include: more rules for English and Polish and less (but still too many) false alarms for the German agreement checker.
2008-06-25: New LanguageTool Community Website
Recently, we've started community.languagetool.org, a new website that lets you browse all LanguageTool rules for all languages. The site also checks some Wikipedia articles, finding real grammar errors but also a lot of false alarms which need to be fixed gradually in LanguageTool. We're planning to add more features so that users can share their rules with other users. This way the website will hopefully some day deserve the "community" in its name. Of course, the site is still "beta" as every community-oriented website on this planet.
2008-02-18: LanguageTool 0.9.2
After a few months of silence, we have now released LanguageTool 0.9.2. It's now distributed as an *.oxt file - technically it's a ZIP file, but it carries meta information that allows to check for updates from the OpenOffice.org extension manager. Also, LanguageTool's menu entry has been moved to the "Tools" menu. If you try out LanguageTool and nothing seems to happen when you select the menu item, please check for its window in the background. This is a bug which we can, it seems, only work around by using the upcoming grammar checker API. As usual, please check out the change log for a complete list of changes.