[sword-devel] <compressed> Sword Modules -> RISC OS
Sat, 19 Jan 2002 14:50:18 -0000
In reply to Chris Little:
>> Like I said, I can't port anything. Whether or not I can solicit someone
>> do the work is another matter. One particular objection I see is that
>> RISC OS prides itself on its own distinctive style, expecting very
>> desktop behaviour from its programs than that of something built for
>> windows. I can't see Sword working acceptably in a RISC OS environment,
>> (though I know very little about porting anything to anywhere).
>Sword itself is just a library. Once you have that compiled, you could
>just call it and write whatever exporter or viewer you like.
>> Hmmm, I was hoping there might be some relatively simple decompression
>> algorithm I could apply to each file.
>They are compressed in a simple decompression algorithm, namely zip. But
>it isn't simply zipped as a whole, we compress blocks (chapters or books)
>and place them in a file, then index the location in a second file.
Which would account for why the RSV appears encrypted having been
extracted from its ZIP file, and contains more files than the KJV module.
Yes, I see what you mean. It isn't a perfectly straightforward decompression
of each file. All the same, if anyone is willing to attach the relevant
pieces of source code to an e-mail for me (or someone else) to examine now
or in the future, with any other useful remarks, I would be grateful.
Thank you all once again :-)