VIP addition to Free DELTA Project

Mauro J. Cavalcanti maurobio at ACD.UFRJ.BR
Wed Sep 1 05:45:45 CEST 2004

Dear Computer Taxonomists,

I am proud to announce a very welcome addition to the Free DELTA Project 
team: the owner of the DELTA-L discussion list and creator of the 
TAXASOFT DELTA software package, Dr. Eric J. Gouda, Curator of the 
Botanic Gardens of Utrecht University. Dr. Gouda donated parts of the C 
source code for the DELTA processing routines of his TAXASOFT package to 
make descriptions, keys, diagnostic decriptions and interactive 
identification directly from DELTA files. These will be integrated to 
the Free DELTA C++ classes to provide the core functionality of the Free 
DELTA program currently under development (codinome 'DELTAX' for 'Delta 
eXtended'). While this does not promise to result in a fully functional 
piece of software overnight, it will no doubt advance the development of 
the Free DELTA software in many man-years!

A first prototype of the Free DELTA main program (an alternative 
implementation of the current 'DELTA Editor', with full source code 
written in Borland C++Builder but not yet including the TAXASOFT DELTA 
processing routines) will hopefully be released very soon.

With best regards,

Mauro J. Cavalcanti
Programa de Pós-Graduação em Zoologia,
Museu Nacional/Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro,
Quinta da Boa Vista, 20940-040, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
E-mail: maurobio at  Homepage:

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