[sword-devel] Future MacSword

Jon Brisbin jon at jbrisbin.com
Tue Mar 11 12:39:14 MST 2008

I for one am STOKED about an iPhone/iPod Touch Sword app! :)

I'm okay with Leopard-only for the time being, particularly as some of  
the main apps I'm using these days are Leopard-only...


Jon Brisbin

On Mar 11, 2008, at 12:37 PM, Manfred Bergmann wrote:

> Hi.
> Although MacSword is quite old and it would be more than time for
> something new I found that it will still take a good amount of time
> until something usable is there that can replace MacSword.
> I'm the only one developing in this area ATM and was quite busy with
> my daily work the last months/weeks, so it hasn't gotten as far as I
> would have liked it.
> I have put many hours of work into refactoring the Sword Objective-C
> Backend (coming from MacSword) and in a module installer that is now
> in Eloquent (btw: a new version has been released with some
> enhancements).
> My thinking was that until something new is there I would branch
> MacSword and backport the backend and the module installer into
> MacSword. The UI would stay the same and it would be a Leopard only
> application.
> IIRC the majority of users that had questions about MacSword actually
> were using Leopard.
> Altough the UI of MacSword is hardly usable in iPhone, having
> something Leopard compatible or Leopard only would ease the port to
> iPhone tremendously.
> What are your thoughts about this?
> Regards,
> Manfred
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