[sword-devel] Collaboration efforts for a front end

Daniel Glassey sword-devel@crosswire.org
Fri, 20 Dec 2002 18:04:31 -0000

Hi guys,
I was supposed to take over from Sven on the wxWindows port (spatha) 
but haven't done a good job of it.
Unfortunately I never got the hang of his vision for it and his ideas 
for supporting base classes which was basically about as far as we 
got before he had to go. 

If you'd be interested and would have the drive for it to design and 
implement the GUI I can help with the integration with sword library 
parts - you guys up for it?

Note that having a cross-platform frontend still doesn't remove the 
use of platform specific ones - especially things like gnome, kde and 
macosx specific - they can be more integrated than a xp one can be.


On 13 Dec 2002 at 14:22, Brian Pribis sent forth the message:

> Hey quit reading my mind!  I was thinking the very same thing.  Has 
> anyone got the stuff to compile on windows outside of Borland?  I tried 
> vcpp 6 and 7 but it loses its cookies real quick like (I just tried it a 
> couple of times and may not have things set up quite right yet)?  I 
> think wxWindows would be a good bet and would be willing to work with 
> you (or anyone) doing a pilot to see how it goes.  Maybe just getting up 
> a reader for the bible modules with search features and then cross 
> compiling for a few systems to see how it goes.  
> Brian  
> Brian Yoon wrote:
> >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