[sword-devel] Borland C++

Greg Marine gregmarine at iccnet.org
Tue Jan 18 20:24:45 MST 2005


I appreciate your information. I think I'm going to need to go with MS 
Visual Studio on Windows. You are correct about the Mozilla build 
system. For Linux, I was thinking the same about GCC.


I want to apologize for my infancy with my questions, but I do have 
another newbie question I'm afraid. I have succesfully compiled the 
Sword library on both Windows and Linux but have no clue how to include 
it into my wrapper projects. I searched MSDN and the internet and have 
come up with nothing for Windows (MS VS). I'm beginning to think my 
knowledge of C++ is so primitive I should probably start with another 
project first. But if someone could give me some pointers on what I need 
to do to get the compiled static library to get linked against my own 
wrapper project on at least Windows, I would greatly appreciate it! I'll 
get to the Linux version when I've gotten started on Windows. Again, I 
am sorry for my infancy. I just truly want to help out by providing an 
XPCOM wrapper for the Sword API. My knowledge of the Mozilla 
technologies and other's like Java and VB aren't so primitive and I'm 
not new to software development. Just new to C++.

Thank you again for all you do for His Kingdom. This project inspires me 
to continue persueing God's Calling for me to create Christian software 
to help strengthen the Body of Christ.

May God Bless you all <><

Chris Little wrote:

> As Michael noted, the norm in Linux is to develop for GCC. Most of us 
> probably just use text editors like emacs or vi for coding. I think 
> the BibleTime guys may use KDevelop.
> On Windows, it's a whole other story. On that platform we use Borland 
> C++ 5.0 for BibleCS development, though I think everything also works 
> in 6.0. The library can also be compiled in MS Visual Studio 6.0 & 
> .NET 2003 (7.1) and with Cygwin.
> If you plan to use the same tool for both Mozilla and Sword 
> development, it will probably have to be MS Visual Studio.NET 2003. 
> Mozilla has their own rather complex build system. No one has yet 
> succeeded in building Moz in Borland.
> --Chris
> Greg Marine wrote:
>> Good day everyone,
>> I read on the CrossWire website that Borland C++ was used to develop 
>> parts of Sword. Like BibleCS or something. I'm curious as to which 
>> version of Borland C++ is used and where it could be used to compile 
>> on Linux too. I'm VERY new to C++ and not sure what IDE is best for 
>> working with projects like Sword and the XPCOM wrapper I'd like to 
>> create. I'm also interested in being able to compile and work with 
>> Mozilla's software using the same tools as Sword. So, anyone who has 
>> worked on Sword and has also successfully worked with Mozilla I am 
>> curious about your thoughts. At the very least, I could use a pointer 
>> to the best way to work with the Sword code base on Windows and 
>> Linux. I really appreciate help any of you can offer.
>> Thank you and God Bless <><
>> Greg
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