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Author Topic: 080203 libhdate-1.4.11  (Read 2023 times)
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« on: February 03, 2008, 06:15:38 am »

caitlyn Has packaged libhdate-1.4.11 for VL5.9

libhdate: libhdate (C,C++ library for Hebrew calendar, dates, and holidays)
libhdate: LibHdate is a small C,C++ library for Hebrew/Jewish dates, holidays,
libhdate: and reading sequence (parasha). It uses source code from Amos Shapir's
libhdate: hdate package fixed and patched by Nadav Har'El. The Torah reading
libhdate: sequence is from tables by Zvi Har'El.  Two command line utilities are
libhdate: included: hdate displays today's Hebrew date and hcal displays a
libhdate: Hebrew/Jewish calendar.
libhdate: License: GNU General Public License, version 3, 29 June 2007
libhdate: Authors: Yaacov Zamir <> 2003-2008.
libhdate:          Amos Shapir    <> 1984-2003.

Please leave feedback whether or not this package works for you in this thread.
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« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2008, 08:45:40 am »

Maybe I shouldn't be surprised that this exists for Linux, but I am.  Also, I think it's really, really cool that it does and that caitlyn packaged it for VL.  I'm not Jewish, so I won't be installing it, but still.

Maybe this isn't the place for this kind of comment, but I'm, y'know ... just sayin'.

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« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2008, 12:14:11 pm »

It's been around for years and it's in the repositories of most major Linux distributions.  There are also packages out there for Christians and Muslims and probably for lots of other faiths as well.  That's the beauty of the Open Source community -- if someone needs a tool and has the requisite skills they'll create it and share it with the world.

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