[sword-devel] Collaboration efforts for a front end

Martin Gruner sword-devel@crosswire.org
Fri, 10 Jan 2003 15:23:31 +0000

We do already benefit from one source - sword.


Am Freitag, 10. Januar 2003 10:11 schrieb Brian Yoon:
> I brought this thread up because I think it would be a great idea to create
> a cross-platform Bible app so we could all benefit from one source (perhaps
> using wxWindows - a great cross platform toolkit that maintains native look
> and feel) but I don't think I will have the time to invest in it to make it
> worthwhile.  My vision would have been to create a Bible study and analysis
> software on the scale of BibleWorks that would be as free as possible but I
> realize that it couldn't be free with all these copyright wars going on and
> the expensive fees associated with things like the NIV, NASB, BAGD Lexicon,
> and other commercial works.  I have been especially discouraged by the
> stingy attitudes I've heard about in the past slew of emails about sharing
> and spreading the word of God.  Unfortunate.  Too bad the attitude seen
> about spreading God's word is not to get it out to as many people as
> possible so that it would be like Paul saying in Philippians 1 that even
> out of good or bad motives at least the gospel is being spread.  Paul
> rejoiced even when he was being hurt by the spreading of the gospel because
> that's the important thing, eh?  May it continue to go forth without
> impedence.
> P.S. Once again, I recommend people looking into www.wxwindows.org
> -Brian
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-sword-devel@crosswire.org
> [mailto:owner-sword-devel@crosswire.org]On Behalf Of Daniel Glassey
> 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 then
> > >use it on all platforms.
> > >
> > >2) Are the goals for each of these different (ie. is one focused on just
> > >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 developed
> > >(ie. databases on morphologies, parsing, etc.)?
> > >
> > >-Brian Yoon
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