[sword-devel] Collaboration efforts for a front end

Keith Ralston sword-devel@crosswire.org
Fri, 13 Dec 2002 23:15:55 -0600

Sounds like a great Java project,  ;-)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-sword-devel@crosswire.org
> [mailto:owner-sword-devel@crosswire.org]On Behalf Of Brian Yoon
> Sent: Friday, December 13, 2002 2:24 PM
> To: sword-devel@crosswire.org
> Subject: [sword-devel] Collaboration efforts for a front end
> With regards to Sword for Windows, BibleTime, & GnomeSword:
> Just some questions and thoughts...
> 1) Has anyone considered using a cross-platform toolkit like wxWindows
> for this project so that we all can work on the same code, be able to
> compile on different platforms, and still maintain the look and feel of
> each respective OS?  wxWindows is great and this would allow all of us
> to contribute to the same project.  This would eliminate the need to
> re-invent the wheel for each OS.  Therefore, instead of working on just
> an OS X port, we could port the existing front-end to wxWindows and then
> use it on all platforms.
> 2) Are the goals for each of these different (ie. is one focused on just
> providing a Bible study tool and another focused on providing a
> full-featured Bible study and analysis tool like BibleWorks)?
> 3) If someone wants to see an open source versin of a full-featured
> Bible study and analysis tool like the commercial software, BibleWorks,
> developed, what are the major components that are needed to be developed
> (ie. databases on morphologies, parsing, etc.)?
> -Brian Yoon