[sword-devel] volunteering for the sword reader (pocket-pc)

Jeff Needle jeff.needle at gmail.com
Wed Feb 22 09:15:09 MST 2006

I have Sword Project with various modules already downloaded.  Can I 
tell BibleDesktop to use those modules, or do I need to download them again?


DM Smith wrote:
> Elia,
> Have you looked at BibleDesktop (www.crosswire.org/bibledesktop) which 
> runs on Windows, Linux, Mac and many other places that Java 1.4+ runs.
> BibleDesktop supports Hebrew modules and we'd love to get feedback on 
> how to improve it for right to left languages. (The user interface has 
> not been localized to any languages other than English)
> If you are interested you could probably port JSword (a Java version of 
> the Sword API) to PocketPC. And use that to develop a UI for the 
> PocketPC. I have found that good C++ programmers can read and write Java 
> easily.
> In His Service,
>    DM
> Elia Yehuda wrote:
>> Hello there,
>> Let me 1st thank you for a great product. I am using it both the linux 
>> version and on my pocketpc. I find the linux version to be the best 
>> bible software available, so keep up the great work.
>> however, the pocketpc version is a bit problematic - the hebrew (my 
>> language) is broken and verses longer than 1 line are not aligned - 
>> this forces me to use the english version, which disturbs me quite a bit.
>> I am not a pocketpc developer, but i do code in c/c++ so I thought to 
>> give it a try and maybe enhance the pocketpc version (which hasnt been 
>> updated since 2004). If I'll succeed - with God's blessings - I hope 
>> it will be a way to give others something back. If not - well, it will 
>> be a trial i wont regret.
>> I hope you can send me any relevant information and links for the 
>> sword pocketpc sources and maybe any tips on compiling them on my 
>> linux desktop.
>> Thanks again,
>> with Blessings,
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Jeffrey Needle
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