[sword-devel] sword32.dll

Peter Snoek sword-devel@crosswire.org
Tue, 19 Dec 2000 21:24:54 +0100

Hey there programmers!

Lets first introduce myself. I am new to this place, this is my first
experience with the 'open source programming thing'.
Can someone explain to me 'how things work' around here?
Who's in charge?  Who's working on what?  How many people
are member of the Sword project?
I would really like to 'jump into the project' and look at what you've
got allready. Where can I download the current sources for the
windows client?  (I have no linux experience... yet.)

I have experience with programming in Delphi. At the moment I use
delphi 5 and look forward to use Kylix.

Jim, David: can you publish your ideas for the layout somewhere?
(you can mail them to me (< 5MB) if thats easier for you)
I would like to review your interface ideas.

Kind regards,

Peter Snoek
Vrije Evangelische Gemeente "De Ark" - Gorinchem, Netherlands

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim McLaren" <jim.mclaren@usa.net>
To: <sword-devel@crosswire.org>
Sent: Tuesday, December 19, 2000 8:02 PM
Subject: RE: [sword-devel] sword32.dll

> > What sort of ideas do you have for a different front end?  I have had
> > some ideas of my own.  I am also a Delphi developer, with some C++
> > experience.  Perhaps we could collaborate.
> >
> > -David Kahn
> >
> I didn't want to make a lot of fundamental changes.  I do have some goals
> mind which will drive the interface.
> 1. Be able to print.
> 2. Be able to display two different passages of scripture at the same
> possibly including the commentaries for those sections.
> 3. Be able to display multiple versions of the same passage side by side.
> 4. Being able to choose which versions display, not necessarily showing
> versions all the time.
> 5. Same thing with commentaries.
> 6. Being able to show/hide dictionaries as desired.  Putting them on their
> own tab would accomplish this.
> I have a rough idea of an interface in mind.  I program in Delphi 2/3.  If
> you have a newer version, I might be able to get it, but don't really have
> need for it.
> I am having trouble getting the .dll to work properly.  When I try to load
> the delphi components in Delphi 3 I get an error stating a device is not
> functioning and the entire package refuses to load.  If I load them in
> Delphi 2, I get no error messages but the VCL won't load and I have to
> restore the backup.  If you have any ideas on how to fix this I would
> appreciate it.
> After looking at the Delphi components I think I will just have to bite
> bullet and learn C++ in order to get the current functionallity of the
> engine.