[developers] LUI binaries in the main LKB repository

Alexandre Rademaker arademaker at gmail.com
Thu Mar 14 16:56:21 CET 2019

Hi all,

Woodley said on Wed Feb 13:

> Developers,
> I have taken Francis's advice and set up scripts for compiling a 
> full-ish set of binaries for ACE-dependent tools.  My plan is to upload 
> a package of such binaries to the following address whenever(?) I 
> release new ACE versions.  You will find 0.9.29 and 0.9.30 compatible 
> binaries there today for fftb, csaw, ffmaster, ffworker, exmaster and 
> exworker.  If you grab an fftb binary from here, keep in mind that you 
> need to either explicitly tell it where the HTML/JS files it needs live 
> with --webdir= or else put the binary adjacent to that assets directory.
> http://sweaglesw.org/linguistics/acetools/
> I hope this proves useful to somebody :-).  Please let me know if you 
> find that these binaries don't work, or if you notice I am not keeping 
> up with publishing them.  For the moment you will only find x86 
> binaries; scripting the build process for OSX, for the moment, is still 
> on the to-do list.  Note that yzlui and art binaries are not tied to ACE 
> versions.

Two questions:

1. Does it make sense to improve the wiki somehow connecting the pages below?

http://moin.delph-in.net/AceCsaw (*)

I had to search for exworker, ffworker and csaw to understand what are these tools. BTW, in the first page (*) above, what is the difference between the two command lines:

echo "My sentence." | ./csaw path/to/my/grammar.dat treebank.pcfg
echo "My sentence." | .ace -g path/to/my/grammar.dat --pcfg=treebank.pcfg

They provide the same functionality? They are alternative ways to do the same thing? 

2. It would be nice to have the page http://moin.delph-in.net/FftbTop updated, the current link points to a fftb version that is compatible only with ACE 0.9.19. Since my primary environment is MacOS, and I haven't figure out yet how to make fftb work from a docker container exporting the port to the host MacOS, I wonder if I can help with something to make the ports to OSX available.


Alexandre Rademaker

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