[sword-devel] HTML-based Windows Front End?

Greg Hellings greg.hellings at gmail.com
Thu Jun 16 21:34:04 MST 2005

Yes, the need is pretty glaring. Is the support there? If someone (i.e. 
myself?) were to begin work, would help be forthcoming? Presumably Bibletime 
would be possible in Windows with the recent release of free Qt for Windows, 
but would a native UI achievable with wx be desireable?

On 6/16/05, DM Smith <dmsmith555 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> See http://www.crosswire.org/bugs/browse/BCS-24. Troy mentions that "yep, 
> we need to switch to an HTML renderer" for BibleCS.
> Greg Hellings wrote: 
> Fellow Sword-bearers,
> Would there be any interest amongst the Sword developer's community to 
> develop a new front end for Sword that would be based off of HTML display 
> rather than the current one with its RTF-base? I realize that there already 
> is BibleStudy to supplement BibleCS, but the current 1.0 release of 
> BibleStudy is a bit dated. When I did a check-out from CVS for it, it would 
> not compile against the newest versions of the Sword library. What I am 
> thinking of would be a complete rewrite, hopefully using the wxWidgets, as 
> BibleStudy aimed for. I have been experimenting recently with wxMozilla, 
> which is a wrapper for Gecko within wxWidgets which makes the Gecko engine 
> surprisingly simple to use. I would like to start development on a new 
> client some time in the next few weeks and have a first pass at it out by 
> the end of August, hopefully.
> Is there other support for this within the community? I noticed in the 
> ancient archives of the Sword developers, someone had proposed this idea, 
> but it seems to have died off fairly rapidly. Let me hear some feedback!
> --Greg
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