[sword-devel] Bible Software Review

Jonathan Morgan jonmmorgan at gmail.com
Wed Apr 30 19:34:16 MST 2008

On Thu, May 1, 2008 at 12:01 PM, DJ Ortley <djortley at gmail.com> wrote:
> >From his review of the Sword project's front end:
> "The core development is done on non-windows machines, and the authors are
> not big Windows fans, meaning the SWORD Project for Windows feels very much
> like a leftover product, with no real effort to take advantage of the
> Windows environment."
> Sounds like he's only interested in Windows programs.
> Though he's probably done doing the reviewing, putting a post on his blog
> would help stem any negative PR that might arise from misinformation.  I was
> going to make a mention on his blog that its worth taking a look at
> BibleDesktop and I was also going to point out that the main Windows front
> end really isn't under active development.  I have to go, so I can't do it
> right now.  I'll probably get around to it in the morning unless someone
> beats me to it (or, for some reason, suggests that its better that I not
> post.)

On a different point, if we genuinely believe that Sword for Windows
is not or should not be undergoing active maintenance then we should
probably remove it or de-emphasise it.  It is quite understandable
that an average user like him will look at the website, find a product
entitled "The Sword Project for Windows", assume that it is the best
software offered by CrossWire for Windows, try it, dislike it, and
then avoid CrossWire software in future.


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