[sword-devel] Re: [sword-support] An extra hand

Daniel Glassey sword-devel@crosswire.org
Wed, 12 Feb 2003 13:21:56 -0000

great that it's sorted now :)
Anyway, there are lots of things you could work on depending where 
your interests lie.
The GUI frontends always need help, bibletime, gnomesword, 
swordforwindows, macsword.
The language bindings for perl, python, php ... probably need a bit 
more work.
In the past there was a sword activex though it is out of date. It 
could be brought back so that sword things can be done with vb.
General optimisation and speed improvements of the lib are also good.

But there is one thing that would really help, that noone has had the 
motivation to get done yet, though people keep asking for it. The 
engine currently only handles KJV versification. This means that 
there are problems handling biblical and other texts with alternate 
versification such as the NRSV or the aprocrypha. It'll take working 
out how it does things at the moment (with help from the list), and 
then designing something that does the job that is needed with 
minimal changes to the rest of the library.

I've probably missed some things, so if anyone else knows of things 
that really need work on please chip in ;)


Daniel Glassey

[other mails]
> > > Hello-
> > >
> > > My name is Daniel Larsen and i'm a graduating computer science major from
> > > Georgia Tech.  Since i'm graduating, that means i have an extra bit of
> > > time on my hands.  I have been a christian since i was 4 and i know now
> > > that one of the things the Lord has gifted me in is computers.
> > >
> > > I have been looking for a long time for some way to put that gift to use,
> > > and i would like to add my help to your project, if i can.  As to my
> > > relevant experience, i've pretty much done a bit of everything; from
> > > classical C-style programming to modern ASP, java/vb-scripting.  If
> > > there's something i need to learn I can generally learn it quickly.
> > >
> > > Please tell me if you have anything you would like me to do.  Thank you.
> > >
> > > Sincerely,
> > > D Daniel Larsen