[sword-devel] General Book Support

Joachim Ansorg sword-devel@crosswire.org
Thu, 24 Jan 2002 15:09:38 +0100

Troy and Chris!

You're awesome! Really good work! I'm sure this will help to spread Gods word 
in the world!
I'll test this now!


> Me and Chris are out here in Dallas at Wycliffe and have had some time
> to work together.  TreeKey and general book support are now checked in
> to cvs.  Try them out and let me know what you think.
> There are test tools in the tests directory.  There is a genbooktest.cpp
> that should be of interest.  Try something like:
> cd sword/tests
> mkdir yoyo
> ./genbooktest ./yoyo/mybook
> ?
> The ? will give you a small menu of some stuff to try.  You should be
> able to build a tree index and add and view text on your new book.  The
> driver for the .conf file (when you finish and would like to check it
> out with swmgr) is RawGenBook
> The iteration of the tree is a little different in a few points.  look
> at the printTree method in the test program to see.
> There is also a treeidxtest program.  It was done first and tests the
> TreeKeyIdx implementation of the TreeKey interface (which general book
> support uses).  It may be useful to see how to use TreeKeyIdx by
> itself.  Many (maybe all) functions in this program are also present in
> genbooktest, so refer the genbooktest for the latest version of each
> function;  I'll probably back-copy them when I'm not so sleepy.
> TreeKey allows for _USER DATA_ to be stored with each key entry.  We use
> this to store the offset and size of the book entry in the rawgenbook
> driver.  We can also use this for all kinds of other things.  One
> possible thought is for bookmark data.
> NOTE: new files are not added to new autoconf / automake system yet.
> You will need to use the old make system to build.  Maybe Daniel can get
> them in sometime soon (hint hint, DANIEL GLASSEY, read this) :)
> Hope you all enjoy it.  Please keep our meetings in prayer over the next
> couple days.  OSIS will be a great tool for us, Lord willing, if we do
> it right!
> 	Blessings,
> 		-Troy.