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

Greg Hellings greg.hellings at gmail.com
Tue Jun 28 13:24:59 MST 2005

That is very encouraging to hear that you are resuming work on BibleStudy. I 
diligently read your code and started on my own version of a wxSword 
front-end using wxMozilla as the rendering engine for the HTML. I am amazed 
at how quickly and easily a basic-function front-end can be put together 
(true, it misses a lot of the bells and whistles). I would be interested in 
helping out, if I could. I have been using my own little project as an 
exercise in learning some of the Sword library API as well as extending my 
knowledge of wxWidgets and would love to get on board with you. I don't have 
too much time this week, but I could start as early as next week giving you 
some help.


On 6/28/05, Jason Turner <lefticus at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 6/16/05, Greg Hellings <greg.hellings at gmail.com> 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
> If it is at all relevant to your decision(s), work on BibleStudy has
> just resumed. I was recently contacted by someone interested in
> providing French and Arabic run-from-cd translations, and as a result
> I have resumed work on BibleStudy and am in the process of making it
> internationalized.
> I am unaware of any problems related to compiling against sword. The
> problem that you likely saw was releated to a missing dependency on
> David Trotz's Reading Planner library, which is being resolved now.
> I know it seems that no work has taken place on BibleStudy in a full
> year, David had actually picked up where I dropped off and
> incorportated his excellent ReadingPlanner library in a way that is
> possible to synchronize your reading plans from BibleStudy <-> PalmOS
> ReadingPlanner.
> As soon as I get some of these issues resolved, and the i18n work
> underway, I plan to release a new version, then try to focus on making
> it a more polished app.
> God Bless,
> Jason Turner
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