[sword-devel] SwordReader .......

David C Trotz dtrotzjr at crosswire.org
Mon Dec 10 11:35:52 MST 2007

Hi all,
I just committed some changes to SwordReader. I worked on making things
more dynamic for switching between portrait and landscape mode. I still
need to do the 'Find' page but the other pages should work fine. I need
to review how the buttons are drawn because there are artifacts on the
upper edge of the screen. Does anyone know why the whole screen is not
blanked then buttons drawn? It looks like the buttons are drawn then a
small padding around the buttons are erased at each button drawn. It
seems like it would be faster (and cleaner code) to blank the screen
first. I realize this might lead to flicker, and maybe someone has
already determined this if not we should consider revisiting this code.

Also some may notice that you do not need to load the app twice before
it shows up, hopefully this is the case now.

-- David

Barry Drake wrote:
> Hi there ..........
> I've done a first update on the SwordReader web pages at 
> http://www.crosswire.org/sword/swordreader/ and placed an up-to-date 
> installer for the starter kit up there.  It really needs a bit more work 
> on the pages, but at least it's out there and I can make the pages a bit 
> prettier in due course.  Or if anyone else wants to do it, feel free - I 
> won't be offended.  Any errors in the pages, or any non-Sword 
> construction you don't like, please say!!!  This is my first attempt.
> Things the new version does:  Most of it auto-flips between Landscape 
> and Portrait (Thanks David Trotz).  New version displays footnotes just 
> fine if they have no Greek or Hebrew in them.  Will work in any 
> directory provided the modules are correctly pathed in Sword-fashion. 
> Lynn Allan says the .exe self-installer may not work on some devices.  
> If this is a problem, I'll place a self-installing .cab file up there 
> alongside the .exe.
> What it won't do (yet).  Strongs, Morphs and X-refs.  Most of the code 
> for these is in there in the original, but broken.  If you want the 
> original, I've got it.
> What it needs to do: Have two modules that can be brought up on two text 
> window tabs or buttons for comparison (for English plus A.N.Other or for 
> bible plus commentary).  Also, a SmartPhone version is needed.  For 
> this, the present use of 'MenuBar' in a resource file has to be replaced 
> with 'hard wired' buttons or menus.  We also need a nice Windows install 
> manager based on the Sword Install Manager, but feeding the module files 
> straight to the device via Active Sync.  I now know that this is 
> possible.  The reality might take a little longer.
> God bless,
> Barry
> -- From Barry Drake (The Revd) minister of the Netherfield United Reformed church, Nottingham see http://www.jesusinnetherfield.org.uk for our church homepages).
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