[sword-devel] Flex/AIR

Jon Brisbin jon at jbrisbin.com
Mon Mar 17 07:17:25 MST 2008

I've considered doing an AIR-based Sword app that uses the public  
domain texts as webservices on a central server. Also considered using  
AIR's SQLite DB to cache data from things so you have quick access to  
what you've already searched on, etc... Did some preliminary work  
toward this end (got sword installed on my webserver and played around  
with diatheke, etc...). Just don't have enough time to pursue it!


Jon Brisbin

On Mar 16, 2008, at 9:36 PM, Nathan Youngman wrote:

> I thought I'd bring up a series of 3 articles by Larosa Johnson of
> WORDsearch,
> especially since the Sword project came up a few times in the  
> comments:
> The Ultimate Bible Software Application
> http://blog.trailblazinministries.com/tech-stuff/
> Adobe AIR was mentioned for a cross platform solution that could also
> run on the web.
> Flex apps like Buzzword and Saffron make it clear to me that a very
> nice application is possible,
> across Windows, Macintosh, Linux and with some limitations, the web.
> Of course re-implementing the functionality of Sword in ActionScript 3
> would be a lot of work,
> and the single-threaded limitation makes it challenging to maintain
> responsiveness while
> searching. One the other hand, AS3 is a fairly nice very high-level
> language, and the Flex SDK
> is free, so cost need not hinder development.
> Just wondering if anyone has considered this before or done any work
> towards this end?
> ---
> Nathan Youngman
> Email: nj at nathany dot com
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