We welcome other developers who wish to get involved in supporting and enhancing this software.

Current Need

We are porting SILKin to Linux, and have hit a problem with relative addressing. Anyone with experience or information about Java on Linux, we’d love to talk with you. Please use the Contact Form to email the developer team.

Source Code

SILKin is licensed according to the terms of the MIT License. The source code is available in the Github project sillsdev/silkin. Further information on how to set up your development environment is included in the Github project documentation.


The best way to contribute your enhancements is to fork the Github project, then submit pull requests to the development team. It would be helpful, however, for you to first contact the team to find out whether your intended enhancement or fix is already being worked on by someone else. That would also give you an idea of whether that enhancement would be welcomed by the team.


Which changes make it into each release can vary. Here is our general roadmap for the future:

Latest maintenance update (2.1.1 – April 2016)

  • General bug fixes

Next main release (2.2.0 – late 2016/early 2017)

  • “Internationalized” version with menus, help pages, system messages, etc. available in English, French, and Spanish.

You can also view current issues in our Issue Tracker, and see the status of our enhancements by viewing our public Trello board.


If you would like to contact the development team, please use the Contact Form.