[sword-devel] BPBible 0.3

Ben Morgan benpmorgan at gmail.com
Wed Jun 4 21:47:27 MST 2008

Hi Daniel,

Building the bindings is essential - it's what lets Python talk to the C++
sword library.
The problem here is that you haven't got the auto tools.

There was a configure script shipped with the release. It should be in the
bindings/swig/package directory.
I'm not sure what the ISO looks like though. If you can't find the configure
script, I can send it to you.
I'm pretty sure that sword-svn will be the wrong folder to look in, as it
won't have the generated configure script.

Once found, it should be as simple as (from the package directory)
./configure --with-sword-dir=/usr/include/sword
make pythonswig
make python_make
cd python
python setup.py install

However, don't be surprised if that doesn't work exactly :)

The process is deatiled at

God Bless,
The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness,
but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish,
but that all should reach repentance.
2 Peter 3:9 (ESV)

On 6/5/08, Daniel Owens <dhowens at pmbx.net> wrote:
> Ben,
> This is fantastic! It's a great step forward in terms of
> functionality--looking up Vietnamese words works perfectly, not to mention
> all the other functionality. I can't wait for the portable version so I can
> show it to some people I am working with.
> The website looks sharp; the download button is easy to find, which is
> important.
> I am running the program in XP in a virtual machine, though, since I am
> having trouble again in Linux. I installed sword 1.5.11, though I wasn't
> able to figure out the swig bindings installation--should it be necessary if
> 1.5.11 is installed? BPBible 0.2 still works, but 0.3 gives me this:
> 11:04:15 Importing wx
> 11:04:15 /importing wx
> 11:04:15 importing sword
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "bpbible.py", line 10, in <module>
>     import mainframe
>   File "/home/dowens/Scripts/BPBible/bpbible-0.3/mainframe.py", line 13, in
> <module>
>     from swlib import pysw
>   File "/home/dowens/Scripts/BPBible/bpbible-0.3/swlib/pysw.py", line 31,
> in <module>
>     class MyStringMgr(SW.PyStringMgr):
> AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 'PyStringMgr'
> I'm guessing this has to do with the swig bindings, but following the
> directions in the various README files hasn't worked for me. I assume the
> swig bindings are in the sword-svn folder on the Sword 1.5.11 CD (that's the
> only place I could find them), but this is as far as I get:
> bash-3.2$ libtoolize --force
> bash-3.2$ ./autogen.sh
> *** copying swig files
> *** Recreating libtool
> libtoolize
> *** Recreating aclocal.m4
> aclocal
> ./autogen.sh: line 16: aclocal: command not found
> *** Recreating configure
> ./autogen.sh: line 20: autoconf: command not found
> *** Recreating the Makefile.in files
> ./autogen.sh: line 24: automake: command not found
> Any ideas?
> Daniel
> Ben Morgan wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've just released BPBible 0.3, which adds many more features.
> It also has a new website, with forums and screenshots at http://bpbible.com
> New features (more details at http://bpbible.com/node/22):
> Header bar - This is a feature unique to BPBible. It is a bar at the top of
> the bible window which has all the surrounding chapters on it for easy
> access. It also allows you to view an overview of each chapter. This is
> easier to try to see than to describe. There is a screenshot of it here:http://bpbible.com/node/17
> Book Installation
> - I've added book installation for downloaded books. InstallMgr support is
> not here yet...
> Search improvements:
> - Highlighting of search terms in results
> - New search operator (a, b) which does matches a or b.
> Unicode support
> - BPBible now should handle all unicode properly - searching may not be very
> smart, though (no stemming, accents removal, ...)
> Daily Devotional support
> Parallel display in the verse compare frame.
> Dictionary speed-ups - doesn't load the whole list at the start.
> Filter modules by name
> BPBible also uses a new locale, which gives nicer references than the
> traditional ones
> I Samuel -> 1 Samuel
> II Samuel -> 2 Samuel
> ...
> III John -> 3 John
> Revelation of John -> Revelation
> It now interprets Jud as Judges, instead of Jude. This means references in
> the TSK to judges will now work properly.
> I decided not to include Sword built with ICU support in this release
> (although BPBible does support it), as it seems much too buggy and crashes
> far too much.
> A PortableApps version will probably land later today.
> God Bless,
> Ben
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness,
> but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish,
> but that all should reach repentance.
> 2 Peter 3:9 (ESV)
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