[sword-devel] Re: [sword-cvs] The Sword Project for Palm OS?

Martin Gruner sword-devel@crosswire.org
Sat, 18 Jan 2003 18:03:42 +0000

Hey guys,

not sure, but I guess you may want to discuss this on sword-devel rather than 
here on sword-cvs, which is not a discussion channel. I'm cc'ing this 

But after Poetry Poon decided to close his sources and go commercial, Chris 
Little made a snapshot of all the files that were available (GPL, afaik) up 
to this point. They reside on some harddrive now and are waiting for somebody 
to continue this great project in the Open Source way. It is basically a fork 
that is still under GPL and can be developed further. So if you want to warm 
the coding areas of your brain and take over, that would be cool I guess.


Am Samstag, 18. Januar 2003 16:00 schrieb Paul Gould:
> David wrote:
> >Hi,
> >
> >I've been in the background for some time, observing what is going on.  I
> >know you have Bible Reader from http://palmbible.sourceforge.net/
> > (actually the correct link is now http://www.asaisoft.com/) linked for
> > Palm OS handhelds.  But I also know that Poetry Poon said he was going to
> > take his program out of GPL (to which someone responded that this cannot
> > be done). In moving his site to the new URL, he removed the discussion
> > forum and later BibleConverter (with which some of us had tried converted
> > Sword modules for Bible Reader).  Basically, the project almost seems
> > dead.
> >
> >So I was wondering, are there any other plans for Palm OS machines?
> >
> >Thanks,
> >
> >David
> I, also, would like to weigh in on this.... there are many files in the
> public domain that have not been made for the Palm.  The uconv utility is
> not quite what we need.  I have not been a full-time developer for many
> years, and my skills are quite rusty, if not completely corroded <smile>. 
> Olivetree's reader is nice, but, as they make their money selling
> databases, I don't believe they think it in their financial interest to
> make converters.  Asaisoft's utilities are not publicly available.
> What's a poor guy to do?!
> Regards to all,
> Paul
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