[sword-devel] New development on Mac
Troy A. Griffitts
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Sat Sep 8 15:53:07 MST 2007
Dear Manfred and other interested Mac development,
CrossWire exists to facilitate community development of free software.
Any services we offer are very much available for your work. Specific
to what you've mentioned, we can provide:
mailman email list
svn source repository
Also would suggest:
web space +java/jsp container +wiki
end user forum (probably later)
a place on our ISO CD image
We'd obviously like for your project to be done under the banner of The
CrossWire Bible society, which would add to our community of official
software, but that is your choice. There are a few extra rules required
for the latter, namely:
As an organization we do not solicit donations-- in short, no banner ads
or donation solicitation from your project website, within your
software, etc. There is no rule against projects accepting donations,
or against individual members soliciting donations to support their
work, only against _solicitation as a project_.
Code is co-licensed to CrossWire Bible Society with full ownership
rights. Basically, if we as a community decide to move to GPL v3
(please, no one open this discussion again), we can easily do so without
contacting absolutely every contributor of code. Also, we have good
relationships with other Bible Societies and ministry organizations and
retain the right to allow an organization to use a piece of software for
one of their projects, but under a different license if they request.
This doesn't happen often, but there is a huge political cloud at some
organizations and some are just not ready to release their work under an
opensource license. We still like to show good faith and cooperation
with them in service for our Lord.
Let us know what you decide and we'll get things setup for you.
DM Smith wrote:
> I'd like to suggest that we use a more Mac friendly location for
> modules than ~/.sword. The Mac way seems to be to put resources under
> ~/Library/Application Support. I'd like to suggest having the module
> directory be there and called Sword. Currently this is where
> BibleDesktop/JSword put modules.
> Also, I'd like for modules to be installed in a more typical SWORD
> way. That is, the modules are stored in a library containing mods.d
> and modules rather than individually (as in KJV.swd containing its
> own mods.d and modules)
> In Him,
> On Sep 8, 2007, at 10:14 AM, Manfred Bergmann wrote:
>> I want to starting a new frontend on the Mac platform and would like
>> to invite everyone who is willing to help.
>> From UI developers to icon designers everyone is welcome to
>> Please write to my email address if you are interested.
>> The MacSword application has gotten quite old by the time. It still
>> has Jaguar support which is fine but now that Leopard is coming, the
>> time is right to start something new with new features and new
>> Some things like the Sword backend and the SearchKit search/indexing
>> stuff can be taken from MacSword.
>> The backend has been cleaned up to make it KVO kompliant.
>> Additionally a new backend wrapper to Sword InstallMgr has been
>> created and is working.
>> Best regards,
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