[sword-devel] Future MacSword

Nathan Youngman junkmail at nathany.com
Mon Mar 17 08:46:30 MST 2008

Hi Sébastien,

While the iPhone only has 128 MB of RAM for running programs, I think  
the 4-16 GB of storage space should be fine for having multiple Bibles.
Though for simplicity of the interface, it might even be a good idea  
to scale back to a single text.

As far as other languages, it may make sense to release a localized  
version of the application with the Bible text, rather than having an  
English UI with any given Bible.

I think downloading modules from within the program is certainly  
possible, but it somewhat complicates the program and perhaps  
shouldn't be an initial requirement.

- nathan.

On 17-Mar-08, at 4:10 AM, Sebastien Koechlin wrote:

> On Sun, Mar 16, 2008 at 07:14:09PM -0700, Nathan Youngman wrote:
>> The iPhone SDK does sandbox you into a directory for your  
>> application,
>> but you could use the networking layer to retrieve and install Sword
>> modules. Perhaps another possibility would be to just preload it with
>> a few... I'm not sure of the licensing implications, i.e. with ESV,
>> God's Word, etc.
> This will limit distribution to people using English as language.  
> Memory is
> still limited on the iPhone (and on any flash based memory); so  
> users must
> be able to drop and install modules to suit their needs.
> -- 
> Sébastien Koechlin
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Nathan Youngman
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Nathan Youngman
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