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

Jimmie Houchin sword-devel@crosswire.org
Thu, 16 Jan 2003 09:59:13 -0600

If I am able I will write Squeak access to Sword Modules.
If that is not successful or possibly even if it is, I can interface the 
Sword libraries as either a plugin or via FFI.

The Squeak frontend I want. How I access the Sword Modules is flexible.


Jimmie Houchin

porton@narod.ru wrote:
 >Jimmie Houchin wrote:
>>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.