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

DM Smith dmsmith555 at yahoo.com
Wed Feb 22 10:11:32 MST 2006


You can tell BibleDesktop to use them. But it should see them without 
doing anything.

On the Tools menu choose Options. Then pick "Sword Books" (in 
BibleDesktop modules are called books).

There you will find "Path Editor" where you would list places 
BibleDesktop should look for modules. Pick the directory that contains 
mods.d and modules. Typically on windows this would be C:\Program 
Files\CrossWire\The SWORD Project. (While it is not clear from the page, 
it should grab all modules at this path, without adding it to the list.) 
You can add as many different directories containing modules as you like.

The "Download Directory" contains the path to the location where you 
want BibleDesktop to download modules. This can be set to the same path 
as The SWORD Project for Windows, if you like. The important thing to 
note, is that BibleDesktop will allow you to manage this area. You will 
be able to add and delete modules in this location, but not the other 
ones listed in "Path Editor".

If you do set the Download Directory to the same as The SWORD Project 
for Windows, then that program will be able to see, use and manage the 

However, if you uninstall The SWORD Project for Windows, it will delete 
all the modules. So if you are sharing the modules between different 
applications (e.g. LCDBible, BibleDesktop) copy/move mods.d and modules 
to a safe location. (The next release will remedy this problem)

In His Service,

Jeff Needle wrote:
> 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?
> Thanks!
> 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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