[sword-devel] Future MacSword

Manfred Bergmann bergmannmd at yahoo.de
Mon Mar 17 09:16:40 MST 2008

Hi Nathan.

We don't use Lucene any longer (for quite a while now actually).
Instead Apple's SearchKit is used for indexing/searching.
Maybe there is time to create a Spotlight plugin in the future. But  
more important things need to get done actually.
Do you know if SearchKit is available on iPhone?

Would be good if you could contact Will and ask for that.
I would find it good to also have the website sources version  
controlled actually.


Am 17.03.2008 um 17:00 schrieb Nathan Youngman:

> Hi Manfred,
> Nice to meet you. :-)
> Your wrapper will go a long way towards supporting both Tiger and the
> iPhone SDK, I'm sure. From peering at the source code, I noticed the
> Java
> version of Lucene being used, which won't port to the iPhone either.
> Sword uses OSIS and other XML formats internally? Indexing with
> SQLite seems like a good idea to me, but I don't have a good grasp
> of the architecture yet. When I worked for a library automation  
> company
> I learned some basics of making a searchable catalog with a database.
> I have been doing RoR for a year or so now, and if we could transfer
> the domain back over to me, I could definitely look at updating or  
> even
> redesigning the web site. I will have to try to get in touch with  
> Will.
> - nathan.
> On 17-Mar-08, at 4:11 AM, Manfred Bergmann wrote:
>> Hi Nathan.
>> Good to hear from you.
>> Your name appears on many of the source files in MacSword. :)
>> Finally I pulled out all the Objective-C 2.0 stuff of the Sword
>> wrapper. This way it is more widely useable.
>> Also I put everything in a framework so there is only one codebase  
>> and
>> it can be used on different projects.
>> Unfortunately I don't have access to the website sources and  
>> currently
>> there is no maintainer.
>> I don't actually know who the maintainer was. There is quite a need  
>> to
>> maintain the website because many people are still download the old
>> 1.2.1 release and then post here to get support because the version
>> doesn't work on Leopard and has quite a couple of bugs.
>> What are you doing then. If I look at your website one could thing  
>> you
>> are doing the RoR thing.
>> Regards,
>> Manfred
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