[sword-devel] porting sword to the Palm

Troy A. Griffitts sword-devel@crosswire.org
Sun, 23 Jul 2000 22:57:23 -0700

	I use your software on my palm with the free KJV text.  I got a palm at
javaone a year back with the intent on porting code to it.  I got gcc
set up on my box to crosscompile for the palm and even compiled a few
test programs, but never ported any of our software.  I believe we are
modular enough to pick and choose parts of our software to move to the
palm, but I just haven't had enough time to look into it.

	Anyway, all that to say, I like your software and would love to
colaborate.  My thoughts for OliveTree would be the same as I had with
Logos.  Since you give your software away for free anyway, I don't see
any down side to opensource.  We don't have any desire to sell
copyrighted texts, but would love to allow our users to pay for them and
use them if they wish (which is where you seem to make your money), so
it seems to me to be a good fit.


Drew Haninger wrote:
> Since your discussing porting to the Palm, we were thinking of trying the
> Open Source development on a few of our products, not sure about GPL, but
> would like to try it.  We are already putting out most of the public domain
> Bibles for free with a free reader.
> Drew Haninger
> Olive Tree Bible Software
> www.OliveTree.com
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "alecg " <alecg@my-deja.com>
> To: <sword-devel@crosswire.org>
> Sent: Saturday, July 22, 2000 8:42 PM
> Subject: [sword-devel] Wooing publishing houses
> > Greetings,
> >
> > I talked to a guy who does specialty-bible editing about how to sell
> > Nelson and the rest on letting us distribute their translations (or
> > paraphrases) with Sword. He had two suggestions that seemed novel to me.
> >
> > The first was that we should have a plug for them: a hyperlink on the
> > UI that linked to a page where a print copy could be bought.
> >
> > The second was a method for insuring that the translation had not been
> > tampered with. Perhaps a checksum for those modules that insist on it
> > compiled in to SWORD would do the job? (I think this objection is rather
> > silly, anyone could say anything they said was from translation x
> > and be lying about it. Still, the publishers would probably feel
> > better if there was some sort of authentication mechanism.)
> >
> > On a different subject, has anyone considered porting sword to the
> > Palm? If the modules could be compressed with bzip2 it might be made
> > to fit. I would love to do it, but I am just learning C++ and have
> > never ported a thing before in my life.
> >
> > Grace and peace,
> >
> > Alexander Garden
> >
> >
> >
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> > Before you buy.
> >