[sword-devel] New Project Idea: MozSword

sword-devel@crosswire.org sword-devel@crosswire.org
Thu, 5 Sep 2002 20:22:59 -0400

Hello All,

I am planning on undertaking a new project. MozSword will use the Mozilla Sidebar. The sidebar allows you to store mini webpages about any topic. How does SWORD fit into this?
Simple. MozSword will be a Mozilla sidebar tab that allows users to pick versions of the Bible in the tab and to input search terms. The search will be processed by the CGI version of Diatheke. These following versions of the english Bible will be used:

A Conservative Version
American Standard Version
Bible in Basic English
Bible in Worldwide English
Douay-Rheims Bible, Challoner Revision 
Darby Bible
International Standard Version
King James Version
Revised Standard Version
Twentieth Century New Testament
World English Bible
Webster Bible
Weymouth NT
Young's Literal Translation

(I am only using English versions since English is my native language.)

MozSword will do a lot of good. MozSword will be a way to extend SWORD to OSes that do not have a front-end yet (BeOS, Solaris, Mac OS, OS/2, etc.) but have a version of Mozilla available for the OS (Mozilla is available for all of these OSes and more). It will also be a more easy way for Mozilla users to search the Bible without leaving their current webpage.

There are a few sticky areas I have not resolved as yet that I am asking for RFCs on:

1. Hosting: I am planning to host the project on one of four places:

a) MozDev
b) SourceForge
c) My own server
d) Crosswire

2. Licenses: Mozilla is licensed under the MPL/LGPL/GPL. SWORD is under the GPL. I am planning to license under GPL; however I am undecided as of yet.

3. I'll need help with versions of MozSword with different Bible versions in different languages.