[sword-devel] Collaboration efforts for a front end

Troy A. Griffitts sword-devel@crosswire.org
Sat, 14 Dec 2002 03:21:43 -0700

Actually, we have 2 flavours of Java SWORD these days.  We've gained an 
independent project: Project B, that has decided to join our efforts and 
has been relabeled: jsword, and we have our our older attempt at a class 
by class port of the sword libraries that our website uses, now renamed 
jsword-old.  They are both still developed but one day may become one 


you can view the jsword page at:


and view the code from either one in our cvs repository or viewcvs at:


ModEdit still uses the C++ engine, though it seems to work quite nice 
and might be advantagious for certain tasks like searching.


Eeli Kaikkonen wrote:
> On Fri, 13 Dec 2002, Keith Ralston wrote:
>>Sounds like a great Java project,  ;-)
> And we already have a good start in form of well-organized,
> over-engineered ModEdit ;) :)
>>>-----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
>   Sincerely Yours,
>       Eeli Kaikkonen <eekaikko@paju.oulu.fi> Suomi Finland