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

David Trotz sword-devel@crosswire.org
Sat, 18 Jan 2003 16:59:28 -0800

I think this is a great idea! It was my hearts desire to start a PalmOS port
of Sword a while back. But after some looking into the possibility I found
Poetry's bible reader (actually I think Chris told me about it.) We decided
to link to Poetry's web site. About six months ago Poetry told me about his
desire to go commercial, and I asked him if he minded me taking over the
project. He was very open to it, but I unfortunately didn't have the time to
pick it up. One thing I needed was the compiler he was using (called
falchnet or something), actually it isn't required, I have actually compiled
the project without it, but it would have made things a bit easier.
My point is... I too would be glad to see someone take the reigns on this
project. I would love to help but I doubt I will get the time. I think you
will find poetry's coding style very consistent which should be of some
----- Original Message -----
From: "Martin Gruner" <mg.pub@gmx.net>
To: "Paul Gould" <pauljulian@earthlink.net>
Cc: <sword-devel@crosswire.org>
Sent: Saturday, January 18, 2003 10:03 AM
Subject: [sword-devel] Re: [sword-cvs] The Sword Project for Palm OS?

> Hey guys,
> not sure, but I guess you may want to discuss this on sword-devel rather
> here on sword-cvs, which is not a discussion channel. I'm cc'ing this
> message.
> But after Poetry Poon decided to close his sources and go commercial,
> Little made a snapshot of all the files that were available (GPL, afaik)
> to this point. They reside on some harddrive now and are waiting for
> to continue this great project in the Open Source way. It is basically a
> that is still under GPL and can be developed further. So if you want to
> the coding areas of your brain and take over, that would be cool I guess.
> Martin
> 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.
> > >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
> > > take his program out of GPL (to which someone responded that this
> > > 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
> > > 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
> > 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
> > 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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