[sword-devel] volunteering for the sword reader (pocket-pc)
jeff.needle at gmail.com
Wed Feb 22 11:25:27 MST 2006
Thanks for the info! Works very nicely.
Another question, if I may: BibleDesktop is correctly reading the
Thompson's Chain Reference module, but it gives only the headers, and
not the scripture references that accompany those headers. Is there
something I should be turning on in the preferences area?
DM Smith wrote:
> 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
>> DM Smith wrote:
>>> 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,
>>> 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
>>>> 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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