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

sword-devel@crosswire.org sword-devel@crosswire.org
Thu, 16 Jan 2003 11:14:29 +0500

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

The problem is not what is format of entries (e.g. OSIS), but the format but a 
module (as a whole, the structure how it is split to entries).

Why we don't use a database library (db1/db2/db3, are to bloated and so I 
think not acceptable), but there are also several other similar formats? I 
recommend to switch to such a database in a future version of Sword instead of 
our own messed code, which is now.

The first thing you should try to write in Squeak is the access to Sword modules. If this will fail, then you may kus write (in C++) a convertor from Sword modules to an other module format. Ugly (additional disk space, more hard installation), but a solution.
Victor Porton (porton@ex-code.com)