[sword-devel] New development on Mac
zapman at zappe.us
Sat Sep 8 16:35:37 MST 2007
In thinking, pretty far. In implementing, not quite so far.
My dream is to have a nice Mac application which would handle
interlinear/parallel display, and have some parsing functionality to
help with original language study. (I'm a big fan of Greek and
Hebrew.) A lot of what I've played with is in indexing the back end,
so that users could find stems, etc. in the Greek text.
Unfortunately I never quite got to a level where anything was cohesive.
(I also wish there were more available lexicons so that we could
integrate linking into them.)
Note taking is also big with me.
I also started playing with integrating the SWORD library with the
Cocoa text system. The text system in Cocoa is very nice, and it
would be nice to be able to use it natively using the attribute
system to reference back into the database.
This ties into DM Smith's email, in that I'd love to see something
that integrated well into all of the nice services available in MacOS
X, so it could allow for seamless operation. So putting stuff into /
Libraries and ~/Libraries is the way to go, as far as I see it.
Spotlight integration would also /rock/.
On Sep 8, 2007, at 4:07 PM, Manfred Bergmann wrote:
> Hi Mike.
> How far have you been in thinking about a new application?
> Am 08.09.2007 um 20:21 schrieb Michael Zappe:
>> I'm a programmer, I know Cocoa decently well, and was thinking of
>> doing something similar myself. I'm strapped for time, but I'd love
>> to help in any way I can given that constraint.
>> On Sep 8, 2007, at 8:14 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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