[sword-devel] SwordReader PocketPC and SmartPhone CAB files.

Troy A. Griffitts scribe at crosswire.org
Mon Jul 7 07:39:00 MST 2008


You of all people should know this... :)  SWORD stores all the tags 
inline in the text.  When you start turning things OFF is when all the 
filters have to do work to remove things.  If everything is left on, 
then the text is just handed back as it was stored.  I'm still not 
convinced. :)


David Trotz wrote:
> Troy,
>> Just a note regarding the comment that the SWORD engine take > 6 seconds 
>> to render psalm119...
>> If this is the case there is a bug somewhere.
> Perhaps there is a bug, because...
>> It usually takes < 6 seconds to render an entire Bible to a file on a 
>> low end PC, which I'm guessing is about the same power as todays handhelds.
>> My guess is that the extreme amount of tags in the text is taking the 
>> HTML renderer the time.
> ... it takes my HTML renderer very little time (1s for Psalm 119 w/ full 
> markup in ESV) to render any given text. I have tested this by 
> preloading text from a file then shoving it into the HTML renderer. But 
> as soon as we start to query sword for text from a module we take a 
> significant performance hit. Its only if I turn off all the extra 
> features in the text such as strong's numbers or footnotes in ESV that 
> things are very fast. Perhaps you can look at how we are pulling text 
> from sword and see if there is something wrong with our methodology?
>> Just trying to pass the buck until someone PROVES to me that we need 
>> optimization in the engine. :)
> I understand that all too well. ;-)
> BTW have you given it a run on your new smartphone?
> In Christ,
> David Trotz
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