[sword-devel] Important questions
Sat, 17 Mar 2001 11:57:00 +0100
> Had to backout one of the typename changes that you made for Borland
> C++Builder to like it. Please let me know if you needed them both.
> I've commited what works for me.
Sorry, but it doesn't work.
I attached the messages (we compiled with the -pedantic flag because we use
it in BibleTime. -pedantic checks for ISO C++ compliant code).
> Yes. I agree. Let's let's make a bookmark class.
This is great!
In our opinion we need at least the following features in the bookmark class:
-Folders with nested subfolders
-Each bookmark should have a key and a description. It should also hold the
module type and the name of module it references, but it should work with all
modules of the same type (Bible / Commentary / Lexicon).
-Bookmarks should be ex- and importable using files
-It should be possible to share the bookmarks with other users using a
> o You will no longer be able to share keys between modules.
Could you please explain this more detailed?
> o We will need some kind of dynamic mapping mechanism, because now,
> the common mapping is done at module creation time by mapping all verses
> to KJV numbering. Without this, we will still need a way to link
> between variant numberings
We do not need a new mapping system, we simply want to know which
books/chapters/verses of the KJV scheme are available in a given module.
For example some modules do only have the New Testament. Commentaries do only
have some keys commented.
> o Numberings will not have the same index values, so when setting a
> key, a literal parse from one module's VerseKey to another will be
> necessary, making it slower.
If we still use the KJV numbering this is not necessary.
> Is there a way around it? Why do you need this information? I think
> you know you can get KJV numberings from the VerseKey::books structure,
We want to use the KJV, but it confuses users if some parts of a module show
no text. We do only want to give them the available books etc.
> > -We expect a copy constructor in swmodule to be the easiest way of
> > implementing thread safe searching in bibletime.
> Planned. Actually, I was also trying to figure out a way to make
> Searching thread-safe without copying the module.
We'd like to help if you want.
> > -We would like the current status of the new search engine
> > implementation.
> Not sure. Barry Drake just volunteered to do an implementation. :)
> (just kidding, Barry)
We'd be very pleased to see a new fast search engine, because this is really
required for a good Bible study tool.
make: Entering directory `/mnt/misc/cvs/sword/sword/tests'
gcc -I../include/ -D_GNU_SOURCE -DNDEBUG -D_GNU_SOURCE -DNDEBUG -pipe -Wall
-Wno-format -pedantic -DZLIBSUPPORTED -pg -O3 -m486 -o configtest
configtest.cpp -L../lib/ -lsword -lstdc++ -lz
../include/swconfig.h: In method `class string &
> > >::operator (const string &)':
configtest.cpp:6: instantiated from here
../include/swconfig.h:44: invalid use of member
> > >::value_type'
make: *** [configtest] Error 1
make: Leaving directory `/mnt/misc/cvs/sword/sword/tests'
make: *** [tests/targets] Error 2
Joachim and Martin
BibleTime - www.bibletime.de - firstname.lastname@example.org
BibleTime is an easy to use Bible study tool for KDE / Linux.