Project Update: March 22, 2002
We're closing in on our deadline of March 31 at 11:59:59. While at times this project has had to temporarily take the back seat to other more urgent company demands, we currently have a lot of #$Cyclists testing the latest build, adding last minute features and helping polish up some of the documentation. It's going to be close. At this point, the bets are on making this release. If we miss, it won't be by much this time. Maybe a week. But we're still aiming for the 31st.
Please note that version 0.6b (the imminent release) will not contain RKF tools or NL capabilities, such as parsing. It will, however, contain NL assertions that the Cyc RKF tools will make use of in Release 1.0. By the time 1.0 is released (scheduled for July), there probably will be some parsing functionality (probably of noun phrases) included; but no one should expect to rely on OpenCyc right now for providing, for example, dialogue capability.
Thank you for your patience, and thanks to those of you who offered to help with the testing. Thanks also, of course, to those who actually have been helping with the testing.