[sword-devel] Introduction

Troy A. Griffitts scribe at crosswire.org
Fri Apr 7 23:36:25 MST 2006

Welcome Kurt!

	A few things that might interest you.

	We have an ESV module about ready for release and have permission from 
Crossway for such:


	We also have a number of binding for our engine, including CORBA, and a 
number of languages supported by SWIG.

	Utilities should all be cross-platform.  Be provide binaries for 
windows because that crowd usually can't do it themselves :)  Have a 
look at our SVN source repo at:


	Glad to have you.  We could use the help.  Looking forward to sharing 
together with you in service for our Lord.

		-Troy A. Griffitts

Kurt Andrews wrote:
> Hey all,
> My name is Kurt.  By day I'm a mild mannered application architect for a 
> nation wide car rental company who shall remain nameless because they 
> don't pay me to advertise.  In the evening I help my wife of sixteen 
> years take care of our five kids and write software.  Why do I write 
> software in the evening after doing it all day.  That's the way God 
> wired me I guess.
> Current areas of interest ( in no particular order):
> Studying the bible
> Java -- Of course that's what we use all day
> Ruby -- this is how I relax in the evening
> scripting languages in general (groovy, perl, python etc.)
> Regular expressions -- did I mention I was some what of a ... I guess 
> they still call us geeks
> Web application systems and web services (soap)
> Data warehousing
> Math
> Current projects outside of work
> I'm currently testing the experimental soap interface for the ESV 
> on-line bible using ruby's soap module so that we can integrate it into 
> our church web site
> Figuring out how to convert Crossway's XML schema to OSIS
> Some Ideas I had for participating in the Sword project
> Helping to get some of the modern Bible translations into the project 
> especially the ESV
> Adding red letters to the the ASV.  For some reason this feature isn't 
> working in the ASV module I downloaded for use with my macSword.  I 
> don't know if it's a bug or if it's just some extra mark-up that needs 
> to be done.  I'd like to try my hand at a couple of modules anyway just 
> to get an idea of how that side of things works.
> All of the import utilities seem to be written for windows.  I'd like to 
> try my hand at some more cross platform friendly versions.  Where can I 
> find documentation on the final *.swd format and the conversion 
> algorithm.  I know that the intermediate format is OSIS or one of the 
> other markups.  It's the stuff for the final import I'm interested in.  
> I'd prefer not to have to reverse engineer it from some C/C++ code, but 
> I guess I can if I have to.
> These probably aren't the only things I'd be interested in they're just 
> a starting point.  I'll let you guys clue me in as to who needs help 
> with what
> Regards
> Kurt
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