[sword-devel] General Book Support

Don A. Elbourne Jr. sword-devel@crosswire.org
Thu, 24 Jan 2002 09:01:27 -0600


As a non-programming hipster-dufus, I am not sure what all that means, but
it sounds cool. I think that general book support will explode the
usefulness of Sword beyond comprehension. We are cheering for you guys. Keep
up the great work.

by grace alone,

Don A. Elbourne Jr.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-sword-devel@crosswire.org
> [mailto:owner-sword-devel@crosswire.org]On Behalf Of Troy A. Griffitts
> Sent: Thursday, January 24, 2002 3:21 AM
> To: sword-devel@crosswire.org
> Subject: [sword-devel] General Book Support
> 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.