[sword-devel] Portable apps (was: Purge SwordReader)
chrislit at crosswire.org
Sun Jul 20 11:09:34 MST 2008
There's also BPBible, which has a portability as a conscious design
feature. See: http://bpbible.com/support/bpbible_portable
And, yes, this is all summarized in the FAQ:
DM Smith wrote:
> One of the advantages of SWORD programs as portable apps is that one
> could put the programs and modules on a camera's or cell phone's flash
> card with lots of room to spare. This would be virtually undetectable
> in countries where Christians are persecuted.
> Both The SWORD Project for Windows (BibleCS) and BibleDesktop are
> suitable portable apps. In time BibleTime should be too.
> For BibleCS just install it to any Windows machine, leaving traces,
> then copy that to a USB stick (c:\Program Files\CrossWire). Finally,
> uninstall it from the local machine, removing traces (though not a
> secure erase). It would be easy enough to create a zip that would be
> appropriate to go directly to the USB stick.
> BibleDesktop is a little bit more involved as it needs to include a
> jre. But the reward is that the singular installation runs on PC, Mac
> and Linux. See www.crosswire.org/~dmsmith/bd for details.
> BibleTime is being rewritten using QT and promises to be portable and
> I think with a little effort, it would be possible to run MacSword as
> a portable app.
> I think this is in CrossWire's FAQ.
> In Him,
> On Jul 20, 2008, at 11:35 AM, David Haslam wrote:
>> Has anyone seen and used http://PortableApps.com/ PortableApps.com ?
>> Runs popular applications from [say] a USB stick, leaves behind no
>> data, even in an Internet cafe.
>> Perhaps Crosswire should start a separate project for a Portable Apps
>> version of the most suitable Sword FrontEnd, whether SwordReader or
>> -- David
>> SonWon wrote:
>>> I was reading the home page for SwordReader. By the way it looks
>>> nice. Anyway, I was struck with this thought while reading this
>>> sentence, "We believe that by providing the word of God digitally, we
>>> are not only enabling those in persecuted countries to study
>>> further..." Should we add a feature that would quickly purge all
>>> of SwordReader from the device, something faster than using "Add
>>> I choose God and all that my choice entails in this life even unto
>>> and look forward to the new life that will come.
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