[sword-devel] Collaboration efforts for a front end

David Overcash sword-devel@crosswire.org
Wed, 8 Jan 2003 16:12:27 -0800

> I thought that when I download the latest source code, I can at least
compile the Windows front end out of the box, but I had no luck.  I have
tried to compile version 1.5.5 with Borland C++ Builder Professional 6 under
Windows XP environment, and I went from one error to the next.  I wonder if
any one did compile this version with Borland C++ Builder and give me some

Paul, I had the same problem that you did trying to use BCB6 prof ...  I
found that a lot of the problems were do to missing include statements and
such...  All I can say is that the code has been written mainly for BCB 5,
not 6...
Keep going through it, most of the error are nominal and have to do with
missign libraries and such (and the order that you compile differenct

-Dave Overcash

> Paul
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Daniel Glassey [mailto:danglassey@ntlworld.com]
> Sent: Friday, December 20, 2002 12:05 PM
> To: Brian Pribis; Brian Yoon
> Cc: sword-devel@crosswire.org
> Subject: Re: [sword-devel] Collaboration efforts for a front end
> Hi guys,
> I was supposed to take over from Sven on the wxWindows port (spatha)
> but haven't done a good job of it.
> Unfortunately I never got the hang of his vision for it and his ideas
> for supporting base classes which was basically about as far as we
> got before he had to go.
> If you'd be interested and would have the drive for it to design and
> implement the GUI I can help with the integration with sword library
> parts - you guys up for it?
> Note that having a cross-platform frontend still doesn't remove the
> use of platform specific ones - especially things like gnome, kde and
> macosx specific - they can be more integrated than a xp one can be.
> Regards,
> Daniel
> On 13 Dec 2002 at 14:22, Brian Pribis sent forth the message:
> > Hey quit reading my mind!  I was thinking the very same thing.  Has
> > anyone got the stuff to compile on windows outside of Borland?  I tried
> > vcpp 6 and 7 but it loses its cookies real quick like (I just tried it a
> > couple of times and may not have things set up quite right yet)?  I
> > think wxWindows would be a good bet and would be willing to work with
> > you (or anyone) doing a pilot to see how it goes.  Maybe just getting up
> > a reader for the bible modules with search features and then cross
> > compiling for a few systems to see how it goes.
> >
> > Brian
> >
> >
> > Brian Yoon wrote:
> >
> > >With regards to Sword for Windows, BibleTime, & GnomeSword:
> > >
> > >Just some questions and thoughts...
> > >
> > >1) Has anyone considered using a cross-platform toolkit like wxWindows
> > >for this project so that we all can work on the same code, be able to
> > >compile on different platforms, and still maintain the look and feel of
> > >each respective OS?  wxWindows is great and this would allow all of us
> > >to contribute to the same project.  This would eliminate the need to
> > >re-invent the wheel for each OS.  Therefore, instead of working on just
> > >an OS X port, we could port the existing front-end to wxWindows and
> > >use it on all platforms.
> > >
> > >2) Are the goals for each of these different (ie. is one focused on
> > >providing a Bible study tool and another focused on providing a
> > >full-featured Bible study and analysis tool like BibleWorks)?
> > >3) If someone wants to see an open source versin of a full-featured
> > >Bible study and analysis tool like the commercial software, BibleWorks,
> > >developed, what are the major components that are needed to be
> > >(ie. databases on morphologies, parsing, etc.)?
> > >
> > >-Brian Yoon
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