TEI P5 2.5.0 Released

Dear TEI Community,

Owing to some minor processing errors that were found after release 2.4.0 we have made a maintenance release today. After a long string of releases made by others outside of Oxford (to help ensure the knowledge of how to make the releases becomes inculcated in the community), for this minor maintenance release it was decided that University of Oxford’s Sebastian Rahtz would be the release technician for TEI P5 version 2.5.0 (Codename: Opération ‘de Gaulle’).

However, we also took the opportunity to fix a couple minor bugs whose resolutions were in the pipeline and these affected the TEI schema.  This means that the Guidelines release becomes 2.5.0, not 2.4.1 because of our policy on version numbering. We also fixed a
handful of typos and problems in examples. As always, please do report bugs and make feature requests for changes to the Guidelines or its other outputs, since this is how the TEI improves. The updated version of the TEI Guidelines are available from all the usual places (such as the TEI website). The TEI P5 version 2.5.0 release notes are below, but also available at http://www.tei-c.org/release/doc/tei-p5-doc/readme-2.5.0.html.

James Cummings
Chair, TEI Technical Council


TEI P5 version 2.5.0 release notes

This version of the TEI is an maintenance release to solve minor issues which were found after release 2.4.0. The changes in this release will not affect the majority of users of the TEI Guidelines. These maintenance fixes primarily are related to errors found in the processing of the English and French documentation of the TEI Lite example customization.

Since it was decided by the TEI Technical Council that these errors necessitated a maintenance release, the opportunity has been taken to correct a number of
other issues. These include an omission made when the element <precision> was first introduced in 2009, explained on the bug report 585. This gives the element attributes from the att.ranging class which it was alwaysintended to have. Also the @xml:space attribute had previously been accidentally removed from the TEI Lite example customization, and this was restored. Because these change the underlying TEI schema, rather than just the prose, the release numbering increases from 2.4.* to 2.5.*.

Other non-schema affecting changes include:

  • There were a number of improvements to examples or corrections of typos in documentation for:
    • <precision>
    • att.datable
    • att.scoping
    • att.responsibility
  • There were a number of other corrections to the TEI Lite sources.

If you find something you think needs to change in the TEI Guidelines, schemas, tools, or website, please submit a feature request or bug ticket at http://tei.sf.net/ for consideration by the TEI Technical Council. Lists of closed bugs and closed
 and closed feature requests are available on the site.

Dr James Cummings, James.Cummings@it.ox.ac.uk
Academic IT Services, University of Oxford