[sword-devel] Windows Frontend Name?

David Trotz (Integrity Online) sword-devel@crosswire.org
Wed, 18 Apr 2001 08:32:25 -0700

I love the Windows prototype Front-end! It addresses one of my main (silent)
complaints about the windows front end, and that is that the views are all
locked in their places. I like the way this new front-end feels. I can see
it is going to be very nice when it is done.
I am curious, I noticed the prototype is in the Builder 4 subdirectory. Is
that what you are using to work on this prototype? Are you using plain
Win32? Or are you using VCL that is provided with the Borland compiler? The
reason I ask is my wife just bought me the Borland Standard Suite. It came
with Borland C++ Builder 5.0, Delphi 5.0 and JBuilder 4.0; $250 dollars of
software for only $100. I might be able to help you with your prototype this
summer, but I am a bit nervous using straight Win32. Either way (VCL or
Win32) I am willing to learn if you need help in that area.
BTW if anyone is interested this three pack is available at CompUSA for
$100, I also saw it online for $89 at
http://store.yahoo.com/jandr/boi-bundle-c.html It is a great deal that I am
glad my wife didn't pass up.
Glad to hear God is alive and at work in your family and that your mom is
home. Praise God. :)
In Christ,
David Trotz
----- Original Message -----
From: "Troy A. Griffitts" <scribe@crosswire.org>
To: <sword-devel@crosswire.org>
Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2001 3:14 AM
Subject: Re: [sword-devel] Windows Frontend Name?

> Actually, it was affectionately called BibleCS (as Chris said) inhouse
> because we were going to move to a more 'desktop based, user buildable'
> design like the prototype on the alpha pages.  It was intended to be a
> nice drag and drop,
> build-your-desktops,-save-them,-and-trade-with-friends type of thing.
> Hence the name BibleCS- The Bible Research Construction Set.
> We are not there, at all, with the current frontend.  Only module sets
> are 'constructable' with installmgr and then not too flexable in the
> frontend, at that.  Have a look at the prototype and you might get an
> idea of what I mean.
> http://www.crosswire.org/sword/ALPHAcckswwlkrfre22034820285912/sword2.exe
> Actually, I just updated the prototype to compile against the lastest
> library source.  I fixed a few bugs too.  Remember, it's just a UI
> prototype, not a fully functional frontend.
> Try the speed buttons, in order, from left to right-- twice.  Then you
> should have a screen that shows all the functionality that's there.  Try
> dragging the panes around to all places in their desktop to see how you
> can realign the layout most anyway you want.
> Anyway, it's kindof fun to play with and usually sparks ideas in people,
> so let me know what you think.
> -Troy.