[sword-devel] Creating modules

Dan Bertles sword-devel@crosswire.org
Thu, 27 Jul 2000 18:15:23 -0500

I'm not the average user and if you have anything lying around no matter how
ugly, I would be willing to try it out.

	-----Original Message-----
	From:	Chris Little [SMTP:chrislit@chiasma.org]
	Sent:	Thursday, July 27, 2000 2:52 PM
	To:	sword-devel@crosswire.org
	Subject:	RE: [sword-devel] Compiling sword-1.5.0

	Unfortunately, there is presently no solution for non-programmers to
	modules, IMO.  You can use the GBF or other converters in the source
	if you can compile them--which generally requires you to be running
	linux.  (I figure if you're not a programmer, you don't have
	lying around you Win32 machine.)

	I'd like to work on a nice GUI module editor for Win32, if not
	cross-platform, but I'm probably going to have to wait until I can
	out how to use a sword.dll in VB or such.  

	I've also got some perl converters in the works, and those should
work on
	Win32 for people who grab ActiveState's Perl for Win32.  But that
	look as nice (and be as appealing to use for the average user) as a
	editor--something I feel is lacking from ALL of the Bible software
	seen on the market.

	--Chris Little

	On Thu, 27 Jul 2000, Dan Bertles wrote:

	> Chris, etc.,
	> I have been mostly lurking for some time and have seen this
question quite
	> often also.  I've also been looking, with baited breath, for an
answer that
	> I could understand for the same period of time  ;  )  
	> I am operating in "Windoze" 95/NT and am not a programmer, but am
more of a
	> hacker.  I have edited modules using replace utilities, etc. and
some funky
	> other stuff to remove the CR-LF characters, but I still don't have
a clue
	> how to *create* a module.
	> Can a utility be created that will convert some form of delimited
file into
	> a sword compatible format?
	> Sorry to beat this issue to death, and I'm sorry I'm not at the
caliber of
	> the rest of you to understand what has been presented in the past.
	> Dan