Factsheet

Resource reviewed
Title Tustep – Tübinger System von Textverarbeitungs-Programmen
Editors

Bibliographical description of responsible personnel. Please indicate names as “forename surname”.

ITUG e. V.
URI https://www.tustep.uni-tuebingen.de/
Publication Date

Format should be either yyyy, yyyyff. or yyyy-yyyy, e.g. 2007 or 2007-2013

2018
Date of last access 01.10.2019
Reviewer
Surname Christian
First Name Griesinger
Organization University of Wuppertal
Place Wuppertal
Email griesinger (at) uni-wuppertal.de
General information
Type of reviewed software

Tool: computational application to be used for accomplishing one task or a number of related tasks in the process of digital scholarly editing; Virtual Research Environment (VRE): a platform on which various tools (independent or not) are working as an integrated whole in order to perform a series of tasks or to cover the entire workflow.

What type of software is it?
Tool
Environment/platform

operating system, e.g. for stand-alone applications; web-browser for web-based applications, web-services, and APIs; another application, i.e., a plugin

On which platform runs the tool?
Operating System
Purpose
For what purpose was the tool developed?
General purpose
Funding
Which is the financial model of the tool?
Free
Maturity
What is the development stage of the tool?
Release
Methods and implementation
Programming language(s)
Which programming languages and technologies are used?
other: TUSTEP, TUSCRIPT
Reuse
Does the tool reuse portions of other existing software?
no
Input format
Which programming languages and technologies are used?
XML, XML-TEI, txt, PDF, csv, HTML, JSON, RDF,
other: any plain text file format
Output format
Which programming languages and technologies are used?
XML, XML-TEI, txt, PDF, csv, HTML, JSON, RDF,
other
Encoding
Which character encoding formats are supported?
latin-1, utf-8, utf-16,
other: some windows codepages
Preprocessing
Is a pre-processing conversion included?
yes
Dependencies
Does the documentation list dependencies on other software, libraries or hardware?
yes
Dependencies installation
If yes, is the software handling the installation of dependencies during the general installation process (you don’t have to install them manually before the installation)?
no
Usability, sustainability and maintainability
Documentation
Is documentation and/or a manual available? (tool website, wiki, blog, documentation, or tutorial)
yes
Format of documentation
Which format has the documentation?
PDF
Sections of documentation
Which of the following sections does the documentation contain?
Getting-started (installation and configuration), Step-by-step instructions, Examples, Troubleshooting, Support section
Language of documentation
In what languages is the documentation available?
German
Active Support
Is there a method to get active support from the developer(s) or from the community?
yes
Type of support
Which form of support is offered?
Mailing list,
other: a wiki platform
Bug/issue tracker
Is it possible to post bugs or issue using issue tracker mechanisms?
no
Build and install (personal learning curve)
Grade how straightforward it is to build or install the tool on a supported platform:
Straightforward
Testing
Is there a test suite, covering the core functionality in order to check that the tool has been correctly built or installed?
no
Deployment on platforms
On which platforms can the tool/software be deployed?
Linux, Mac, Windows
Deployment on devices
On which devices can the tool/software be deployed?
Deployment on desktop, Deployment on laptop,
other: Rasperry Pi
Deployment on browser
If the tool is web-based: On which browsers can the tool/software be deployed?
not
applicable
Browser plugin
If the tool is web-based: Does the tool rely on browser plugins?
not applicable
API
Is there an API for the tool?
no
Code
Is the source code open?
yes
License
Under what license is the tool released?
other
Credits
Does the software make adequate acknowledgement and credit to the project contributors?
yes
Registered in software repository
Is the tool/software registered in a software repository?
no
Contributing possible
If yes, can you contribute to the software development via the repository/development platform?
not applicable
Code Analysability
Can the code be analyzed easily (is it structured, commented, following standards)?
unknown
Code Extensibility
Can the code be extended easily (because there are contribution mechanisms, attribution for changes and backward compatibility)?
unknown
Code Reusability
Can the code be reused easily in other contexts (because there are appropriate interfaces and/or a modular architecture)?
unknown
Information of security/privacy
Does the software provide sufficient information about the treatment of the data entered by the users?
yes
Maintenance
Is there information available whether the tool will be supported currently and in the future?
yes
Citability
Does the tool supply citation guidelines (e.g. using the Citation File Format)?
yes
User interaction, GUI and visualization
User group
What kind of users are expected?
Researcher
User interaction
What kind of user interactions are expected?
Reading, Text editing, Text analysis, Searching, Comparing
User Interface
What kind of interface does the tool provide?
Command Line Interface
Visualization
Does the tool provide a particular visualizations (in terms of analysis) of the input and/or the output data?
yes
User Empowerment
Is the user allowed to customize the functioning of the tool and the output configuration?
yes
Accessibility
Does the tool provide particular features for improving accessibility, allowing „people with the widest range of characteristics and capabilities” to use it?
no

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Published: Jan 2020