New Project: Zekr

Mohsen Saboorian mohsens at
Fri Apr 6 07:30:39 EDT 2007

Here is a new project.

On OLPCs withough Sun's JRE 1.4.2+ or GIJ 4.1.2+, there is also a
native compilation with GCJ available.

1. Project name             :	Zekr
2. Existing website, if any :	main website:
alternate website:
3. One-line description     :	A Quran study tool, for simply browsing
and researching on the holy Quran.
4. Longer description       :	Zekr is an open-platform Quranic
project, to researching on the holy Quran. It's a rather light-weight
core with a number of Quranic resources (translations, bookmark sets,
themes, ...). Zekr is written fully in Java (1.4.2 compliant), and
uses SWT as a native wigdet toolkit.

5. URLs of similar projects :	-

6. Committer list
   Please list the maintainer (lead developer) as the first entry. Only list
   developers who need to be given accounts so that they can commit to your
   project's code repository, or push their own. There is no need to list
   non-committer developers.

      Username   Full name             SSH2 key URL                    E-mail
      --------   ---------             ------------                    ------
   #1	mohsen	Mohsen
Saboorian	mohsens at

   If any developers don't have their SSH2 keys on the web, please attach them
   to the application e-mail.

7. Preferred development model

   [ ] Central tree. Every developer can push his changes directly to the
       project's git tree. This is the standard model that will be familiar to
       CVS and Subversion users, and that tends to work well for most projects.

   [X] Maintainer-owned tree. Every developer creates his own git tree, or
       multiple git trees. He periodically asks the maintainer to look at one
       or more of these trees, and merge changes into the maintainer-owned,
       "main" tree. This is the model used by the Linux kernel, and is
       well-suited to projects wishing to maintain a tighter control on code
       entering the main tree.

   If you choose the maintainer-owned tree model, but wish to set up some
   shared trees where all of your project's committers can commit directly,
   as might be the case with a "discussion" tree, or a tree for an individual
   feature, you may send us such a request by e-mail, and we will set up the
   tree for you.

8. Set up a project mailing list:

   [ ] Yes, named after our project name
   [ ] Yes, named ______________________
   [X] No

   When your project is just getting off the ground, we suggest you eschew
   a separate mailing list and instead keep discussion about your project
   on the main OLPC development list. This will give you more input and
   potentially attract more developers to your project; when the volume of
   messages related to your project reaches some critical mass, we can
   trivially create a separate mailing list for you.

   If you need multiple lists, let us know. We discourage having many
   mailing lists for smaller projects, as this tends to
   stunt the growth of your project community. You can always add more lists

9. Commit notifications

   [ ] Notification of commits to the main tree should be e-mailed to
the list we chose to create above
   [ ] A separate mailing list, <projectname>-git, should be created
for commit notifications
   [X] No commit notifications, please

10. Vhost setup

   [X] Yes, set up a vhost for the domain
pointing to our project website.

   [ ] No, we don't have a project domain, or don't want to use one.
We'll use the website address.

11. Shell accounts

   As a general rule, we don't provide shell accounts to developers unless
   there's a demonstrated need. If you have one, please explain here, and
   list the usernames of the committers above needing shell access.

12. Notes/comments:

   Zekr project started in late 2004. I has an active commmunity,
making it possible
   to have 12 different language packs and a number of Quran translations.
   It needs a JRE 1.4.2+ (also works with GIJ 4.1.2), and a Mozilla
GTK2 1.4+ (used for
   SWT browser widget). Alternatively on some Linux machines (Ubuntu,
SuSE, ...), Firefox
   can also be used.
   Zekr project mailing list:

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