[sword-devel] Sword Server released (at CVS)
Wed, 18 Sep 2002 18:30:45 +0600
> Specifically, what exactly is your goal of this "sword server" program,
> I am possibly willing to beta test to help out, but I am not sure of how
> to use CVS. Is there an easy way to find out, or do you have a
> semi-release version you would prefer for me to help test with. I do
> have MS Visual Studio 6.0 if that helps for any development pieces.
Thank you very much for your interest in Sword Server.
The goal is not exact, but manifold:
The main purpose of Sword Server is to provide scripting languages (such as
benefit from Sword Server) with possibility to connect to Sword immediately
without delay caused by loading of Sword (namely initializing of SWMgr, which
is about 1.5 sec on a Pentium 166MMX). It is important for scripts embedded in
web pages. Hopefully also Diatheke some day will be rewritten (server side as
now or client side) using Sword Server (or made faster by some other mean).
Also Sword Server may simplify adding Sword bindings for various programming
languages, as with Sword Server disappear the need to interface the language
Additionally (this is not a primary goal) Sword Server (in a future version)
can be used for remote serving of Sword modules.
There exists WinCVS, but I'm not sure that it is simple to install. Dan, I can
just send you the most important "semi-releases" by email. Most probably
current Sword Server will not compile with MSVC++, but I think it needs only
minimal changes for porting to MSVC++ (Now, it was tested only under Linux.)
You need libCommonC++ (http://cplusplus.sf.net) in order to compile Sword
Also it would be good to test jstest.html with Internet Explorer (before it
you need to set proper Java classpath; don't know how to do it under Windows,
but can search Internet for you if you need).
P.S. You can connect to Sword Server using telnet (to your own computer after
you started Sword Server).
Victor Porton (firstname.lastname@example.org)