[sword-devel] Some Win32 Suggestions
Mon, 25 Jun 2001 15:24:33 -0700
I can really comment on your BibleCS stuff, never having worked with it,
but it makes sense to move to text forms.
> Also the devotions splash screen is nice but I am wondering
> if we can change it from a splash screen to something more
> like the tip of the day dialog that pops up after the program
> is loaded. It can have a little check box off to the bottom
> left corner that allows the user to turn them off easily if
> they want. There are two reasons for this. 1) is that I
> always miss the devotional quote because the splash dialog is
> so over-powering on the screen
> 2) Then sword could have a real splash screen that would show
> while sword is actually loading in the background. If these
> are acceptable ideas I can work on them myself, or if someone
> else wants to that is fine with me.
If we want to keep providing devotionals, we should decide on a format
for the date keys. :) The one we use for the losungen was a total hack
and doesn't handle works like Spurgeon's Mornings and Evenings (unless
we combing mornings and evenings) or devotionals that simply count from
day 1 to day 365.
> Another idea I have that I am not ready to work on just yet,
> is adding the ability to right click on a windows and choose
> "Print Chapter" or "Print Book". I haven't learned how to
> print with Borland yet so this would be a while in the
> making, but I thought I would toss a few ideas your way to
> see what the general consensus is.
Lot's of people ask for printing, so I'm sure your work here would be
> Finally I noticed a bug in the more recent builds of sword. I
> am not sure if the new richedit component is causing this but
> when I copy paste text from sword to WordPad some of the text
> is only half showing. In Word 2000 it works correctly. I am
> not sure what is causing it.
Strange. I'm tempted to say it's just inconsistencies between WordPad
and Word2000 that are MS's fault. Word2000's RTF handling is a little
more robust. Can you cite an example of a text and a portion of that
text that exhibits this behavior? It may be a font/locale handling