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

Chris Little chrislit at crosswire.org
Fri Jun 17 21:14:08 MST 2005

Why are you planning to start from scratch rather than adding HTML 
rendering to BibleCS? (out of curiosity)

Greg Hellings wrote:
> 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 
> <mailto: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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