[sword-devel] Re: [sword-devel]Squeak Sword UI

Jimmie Houchin sword-devel@crosswire.org
Wed, 15 Jan 2003 23:43:17 -0600

It will be interesting to see if the Sword Module system stabilizes in 
light of OSIS.

If the Sword project provided OSIS modules for all its text that would 
be fine.

With OSIS there is a spec to go by.

I could start there within Squeak. If I needed to interface the Sword 
libraries then I could. I would have to be willing to limit access to 
those platforms for which it is available, but only for those Modules 
which aren't available in OSIS, GBF or other publicly spec'd/documented 

Jimmie Houchin

gprideau@odyssey.apana.org.au wrote:
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: sword-devel-admin@crosswire.org
>>[mailto:sword-devel-admin@crosswire.org]On Behalf Of Jimmie Houchin
>>Sent: Thursday, 16 January 2003 11:36
>>To: sword-devel@crosswire.org
>>Subject: Re: [sword-devel] New filter for red letter words
>>I am hopefully going to begin a project in the near future
>>developing a
>>Bible frontend to the Sword Modules. It will not rely on any of the
>>Sword DLLs or executables. This is something I've wanted for a long,
>>long time.
> Please bear in mind that Sword is a library, and the module format is
> evolving. The ONLY reliable way to access Sword modules is to use the Sword
> API to interface with the library. Any attempt to access all the Sword
> modules directly will have to reproduce most of the Sword library and will
> then be left behind as Sword evolves. If they are any advantages with trying
> to work around the modules these drawbacks surely outweigh them.
> Glen