December 23rd, 2014 by Lincoln Baxter III

PrettyTime 3.2.7.Final Released (Social-style time formatting for Java)

Happy Holidays!

I am proud to announce the immediate availability of OCPsoft PrettyTime 3.2.7.Final, the open-source social-style time formatting library for Java.

PrettyTime allows you to create human-readable timestamps such as “3 minutes ago” or “just now”, and is used in other open-source tools such as JBoss Tools, and JBoss Developer Studio.

Release Notes:

This release contains new translations for Turkamen (tk-TM) and translation spelling/grammar revisions for several other language bundles. Additionally, we have resolved an issue with precise time calculations that caused PrettyTime to print multiple instances of the same time unit when using custom time-unit configurations.

Get PrettyTime!

Enjoy, and happy holidays,
Lincoln and the OCPsoft team.

December 5th, 2012 by Lincoln Baxter III

[announcement] Guide to translate PrettyTime to your native language

If you’ve ever looked for social-style date formatting for Java, to create timestamps like, “2 minutes from now” or “3 months ago,” [[PrettyTime]] is probably the tool you’ve ended up with, and as you might know, it supports over 25 languages and dialects – a great number to be sure. But what happens when you come across one of the over 4500 living languages that are not supported?

Well, then it’s time to do some translation, and in order to help you manage this task, we’ve created a guide to help you get through as quickly and easily as possible. When you’re done, you might even want to submit your translation back to us so that everyone else can benefit from your hard work. The guide covers this, too. It takes only a minute or so to read the guide and get started! Let us know how you do.