[sword-devel] WEB update request
chrislit at crosswire.org
Tue Aug 10 22:13:19 MST 2004
Michael's complaints about OSIS are essentially one of those mote vs.
log in the eye issues. We won't be publishing any additional GBF
modules, ever. GBF is poorly defined and grossly inadequate for our
needs. Sword support of OSIS has easily surpassed support for any other
markup format. Speed issues are largely a result of data quantity, not
the markup itself. OSIS offers the ability to encode much more content
in modules like the KJV2003 project, so they take longer to search. The
KJV2003 would not even have been possible in GBF without (more than the
usual number of) ad hoc extensions to GBF.
Adrian Korten wrote:
> Good day,
> My personal opinions only. OSIS sounds like a good thing but still seems
> aimed at the future. The Windows software has some support for it but is
> not complete and involves a performance decrease. At the moment,
> progress on new development has stalled. Keeping up support for 'gbf'
> formatting seems wise until the OSIS format is proven.
> Kahunapule Michael P. Johnson wrote:
>> At 17:43 09-08-04, chrislit at crosswire.org wrote:
>>> I'm working on it. I started working on it last week, but it takes
>>> time to add those <q> elements and fix other OSIS non-conformance
>> The best way to fix those issues is to change the OSIS standard and
>> change your reader, in my opinion. Second best might be to write an
>> automated converter to change the OSIS files I produce to "conforming"
>> OSIS. If you can't do that, then you prove my point about the OSIS
>> standard being defective.
>> Apparently, I was wasting my time to try to support OSIS.
>>> In the future, I'll probably maintain the same OSIS document and do
>>> updates by producing diffs from the GBF version on which it is based.
>> That sounds like a lot of unnecessary work to me. Why not just read
>> the GBF directly?
>>> On Sun, 8 Aug 2004, Kahunapule Michael P. Johnson wrote:
>>>> I'm getting a couple of comments on the WEB translation about
>>>> grammar problems & such that have already been corrected from people
>>>> who got the World English Bible from the Crosswire Bible society. It
>>>> would help me if you would update from the WEB web site
>>>> (http://eBible.org/web/) from time to time while editing is still in
>>>> progress. The biggest changes are in the Old Testament, but
>>>> sometimes we find a better way to say something or correct a typo in
>>>> the New Testament, as well. Take your pick of GBF or OSIS formats. :-)
>> sword-devel mailing list
>> sword-devel at crosswire.org
> sword-devel mailing list
> sword-devel at crosswire.org
More information about the sword-devel