[sword-devel] Future MacSword

Manfred Bergmann bergmannmd at yahoo.de
Mon Mar 17 09:22:03 MST 2008

Guys. :)

Am 17.03.2008 um 17:06 schrieb Greg Hellings:

> Nathan,
> On Mon, Mar 17, 2008 at 10:46 AM, Nathan Youngman <junkmail at nathany.com 
> > wrote:
>> 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.
> The hardest part of that is probably just making sure the sword
> library's wrapper links against the libraries on the iPhone for
> network access.  Actually pulling the files and maintaining them is
> likely to be rather straight-forward.  However, given that there is a
> significant limitation on both the in-memory as well as the on "disk"
> storage, an ability to maintain and delete modules is also a wise
> plan.

I'm guessing only, sorry for that.
However the network layer may look like, should be abstracted in a way  
that the developer actually doesn't see a difference from the normal  
Cocoa nerwork stuff.
importing <Cocoa/Cocoa.h> should be fully enough to get network going.  
Using a different framework than on the full Mac OSX makes no sense to  
me. And after all, the OS on iPhone still is Mac OSX.


>> - 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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