[sword-devel] Questions & Requests
Fri, 18 May 2001 14:21:19 +0930
I recently subscribed to this list. I am largely a Unix user, and so
am very interested in the Sword project, since it seems to be the
only program of its type to run on Unix. I am running a dual-boot
computer with Mandrake Linux and Windows ME.
I have Sword 1.5.1a running under Linux with many texts,
commentaries, and dictionaries. I am looking at both bibletime
and gnomesword also.
I have loaded On-line Bible and Theophilos into Windows, and
am very impressed with the range of modules available for
As such, I would like to help in some way to advance this project.
1. Firstly, is there any documentation etc. for new/interested people
to help get started? (I have downloaded the API document, and,
although I have only looked through it briefly, it doesn't seem to
2. I have downloaded the prn2sword program and tried it out on
a couple of modules I exported (in rtf format) from On-line Bible.
Unfortunately, as soon as I tell it to start work it crashes. Windows
ME reports that "prn2sword has caused an error in KERNEL32.DLL..."
Any ideas here? (I am using the latest version of On-line Bible.)
3. I notice that Sword appears to be concentrating solely on directly
Bible-related stuff. On-line Bible and Theophilos also include
a LOT of other material that I would very much like to see in
Sword. This includes things like the pseudopigrapha, early church
fathers, creation science productions, and many others. Is this
a philosophical decision that has been made for the Sword project,
or is it just something that hasn't yet been done?
4. I will not actually be able to put a lot of time into this, but is
there anything easy I can do to help?