[sword-devel] updated WEB and HNV bible modules?
adyeths at gmail.com
Fri Sep 9 15:50:45 MST 2005
The only scripts I currently have are for turning the gbf into a verse
per line file that can be imported using vpl2mod. My attempts at
figuring out how to mark up texts using osis have failed miserably.
Since many of the modules are still gbf, I see no reason why at least
1 more official gbf version of the WEB and HNV couldn't be made while
we wait on someone with the time and knowledge necessary to create a
gbf2osis tool for converting all gbf modules to compliant osis. Many
of us who use the WEB and HNV are becoming frustrated with the lack of
up-to-date versions of these modules. (The whole reason I made my
initial attempt at getting these modules updated last year was because
of this very reason)
If I can get some clear documentation on how to mark up bible texts
using OSIS, and some good examples as a reference, I *might* be able
to come up with a perl script that could be used to convert gbf bibles
to compliant osis. If this happens I will gladly send the script to
On 9/9/05, Chris Little <chrislit at crosswire.org> wrote:
> Hi Ryan,
> I think most of us are pretty busy right now. For my part, I've been
> very busy with school, and just started a new semester, so I haven't had
> much time to work on modules.
> There are two issues that need to be handled with regard to putting out
> updated WEB/HNV modules. The first is that the modules need to be in
> (compliant) OSIS format. The second is that the OSIS document needs to
> be converted by a script from the GBF originals in a way that can be
> repeated as new versions of the text are released.
> Failing to meet the first requirement doesn't move the project in the
> direction we're moving (and doesn't help to move modules towards the
> standard we're concentrating our support on). And failure to meet the
> second requirement means we can't easily update the text in the future,
> which is something we would like to be able to do.
> If you have a script to do the GBF to OSIS conversion that we need,
> please share it and we can get an updated copy posted quickly. Failing
> that, I'll try to get started on a new script this weekend if I can find
> some time, as I can't find the old version I was working on.
> Ryan V wrote:
> > Well, its been a week since i first emailed this and I still haven't
> > gotten a response. So I'll ask again.
> > Last year, around June I think, I offered to provide updated WEB and
> > HNV modules. During my conversations I was told that an update would
> > be made available within a few months. Its been over a year now and I
> > have yet to see any updates to these modules. Are there any plans to
> > update the modules that are distributed on the Sword Project's
> > website?
> > Also, it would seem that there's a need for someone to work on
> > updating the texts as needed. What can I do to help out in this area?
> > I'm seriously considering setting up my own website to put updated
> > modules on. If there's updates planned in the near future then I will
> > postpone this. But if no updates are going to be released then I'll
> > make my own website to put updated modules on since I know many people
> > that want updates to these modules.
> > Ryan
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