[sword-devel] STEP modules - back from the dead

Troy A. Griffitts sword-devel@crosswire.org
Thu, 01 Feb 2001 18:17:43 -0700

	I'd like to see what you have.  You can email me directly.  I have a
STEP2vpl tool done that works great with the NKJV that parsons has for
free download.  Then one could easily use vpl2mod to create a sword
module.  Check out the STEP2vpl tool under utilities.

	Ultimately, I'd like to use the STEP module datafiles directly without

	This may solve some of the copyright issues we're talking about now.

	We also still need good filters.  Our RTF filters are pretty basic.


"Trandahl, Steve" wrote:
> Troy,
>         Sorry I haven't been in touch since this last email.  I was hoping
> I'd have more time to review my code and provide a "readme" of some kind
> before sending it to you.  I have it ZIPped up (minus any readme file) and
> can send it any time.  Should I post the email with the attachment to this
> list, or send it to you at some other address?  Are you still interested
> since it's been a couple of months since my last post?
>         I am researching compiling under Linux and I believe I will be able
> to do so very soon.  I want to be able to compare the output of different
> modules so that I can see if I am outputting the text in a format SWORD can
> understand.  However, I'm not at all clear on where development stands.
> Where are you at this point and how can I help?  Where are your modules and
> what are they called?
> Steve Trandahl
> >
> > >         I am still interested.  The RTF parsing might
> > actually be a good
> > > thing to work on since I don't think I'll have to compile
> > all of SWORD.  I
> > > did do some research on the verse indexing in STEP.  I
> > don't think it was
> > > that complicated.  I have some very simple c programs that
> > are probably
> > > similar to your stepdump.  One of them might parse the index file.
> > > I can email you what I've got
> >
> >
> > Steve,
> >
> > I'd love to see what you have.
> >
> >
> > >, or I could try to set up cvs on my system.
> >
> ...
> >
> > Well, check out the filter in sword/src/modules/filters/
> > They are pretty straight forward and ugly-- speed over
> > maintainablility
> > for these guys.  They bear a big load for the engine.  Profiling shows
> > most time spent here, usually.
> >
> > If you'd rather work on the STEP Bible indexing, let's email more.
> >
> >
> >       -Troy.
> >