[sword-devel] SwordReader needs better performance
RLRANDALLX at aol.com
RLRANDALLX at aol.com
Tue Dec 25 16:40:34 MST 2007
I am with you 100%! If I can't get to a verse or do a search within 5 secs.
I'd almost rather use my "snail bible" or wait until I can study at home with
BibleCS or other system. Advancements in miniaturization have always
come with new technology and hardly ever by just porting software down to
the smaller machine. If there is one thing that we should keep, it is the
common library of modules. Since disk space is not really an issue I feel
we should go with something like lucene for the search and get rid of as
much HTML as possible for smooth scrolling. Worst case we could
create a utility "mod2pda.exe" to convert to the optimum PDA data structure
these small devices and run it on installation of the mods. As far as the
go, remember that many devices have physical wheel that can be used to
In His Grace,
David Trotz Jr. wrote:
>The more I use SwordReader, and the more I learn about the poor HTML
>support in WindowsCE the more I want to write my own text viewer widget.
>Notice I specified text viewer and not HTML viewer, we don't necessarily
>need HTML support except for a few embedded tags in the text (which
>might be tricky to deal with), we just need something that can
>A) Display verses, and verse numbers.
>B) Handle color such as red letters
>C) Handle hyperlinks such as strongs numbers
>D) Scroll fluidly.
>I am not sure if you have ever used Bible+ on the Palm but they have a
>nice fluid text display, and the scrolling feature in that reader is
>amazing. I have played with OliveTree's bible and I am convinced they
>wrote their own viewer as well. There is not other way I can think of
>that they get the performance they do and the functionality they have.
>The speed of the display would be nearly instantaneous, no matter what
>the version is being displayed. Some tricky issues would be hyperlinks,
>but I am sure I can handle these as well.
>I will play with this some this week and post my initial results. I will
>develop the viewer independently of SwordReader and once it gets to a
>place that it can fully perform everything the current viewer can. We
>can decide if we want to integrate it into SwordReader. By the way, my
>viewer probably won't have scrollbars (like Bible+) This will save
>screen real estate but still provide the same functionality just in a
>What do you think?
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