[sword-devel] LCDBible and SwordBible - was: Website: "help" direction + improved blurbs

Peter von Kaehne refdoc at gmx.net
Thu Dec 4 12:24:09 MST 2008

I just found this pm this note here:


Sword Bible is "mothballed" and hence I think i will take it off.

LCDBible I remain unsure about, the developer was very non-committal in
his response, solely expressed some upset about his blurb never being
updated in the past. I guess though that his focus has shifted and he is


Peter von Kaehne wrote:
> jhphx wrote:
>> Brian wrote:
>>> Should we have a "crosswire.ru" site?  
>> One of the good things about open source projects is that by nature they 
>> encourage horizontal development instead of only vertical.
> I think this is the case. And we are seeing it. Daniel Owens, David
> Haslam and I are - all from different backgrounds - in the project for
> that exact reason - a project which appeared open to us to pursue what
> we felt was needed in a world without Christ.
>  Do we need to "send"
>> the web site to Russia or just the idea? I think one of the best things that 
>> could be done is to have pages in various languages that encourage people in 
>> other countries to do likewise and that as much as possible we would help them 
>> start their own sites.
> I think as long as the software is open and generally well thought
> through in a fashion which allows easy i18n then this is all that is
> required. Chose your toolkits and your rendering machines with some care
> and make sure that your strings are never hardcoded.
> As a rule Linux programming (and Linux/FOSS derrived stuff like gtk and
> wxPython, MozEmbed etc etc) is extremely good in allowing i18n, but it
> still requires some thought - particularly when RtoL comes into the
> play. DM will attest to the difficulties he faced to getting BD behave
> in the fashion it should.
> Peter
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