[sword-devel] Announcing FireBible 0.5.1 - GPLed Firefox font-end

Chris Little chrislit at crosswire.org
Sun Mar 30 06:12:43 MST 2008

Jonathan Morgan wrote:
> This kind of announcement really raises in my mind the question "How
> much does a piece of software require to be listed on the CrossWire
> pages as a project? (such as on the main CrossWire page and the Wiki
> sidebar)"  Not all initial concepts that are displayed here reach that
> stage, but I certainly think that BPBible has reached it.  Is there
> any policy, or is it more along the lines of "Ask and you will
> receive?"

I think we ought actually to move in the opposite direction from what 
you suggest and weed out software that is inappropriate to the CrossWire 
front page. In particular, I'd like to remove dead projects and projects 
affliated with neither Sword nor CrossWire. I would probably cut out 
everything but the actual active CrossWire projects (Sword, SwordWeb, 
FlashCards, etc.) and the major frontends. We can create a more 
extensive frontends page WITHIN the Sword website, where we can do a 
more extensive breakdown of all the frontends, current and obsolete, for 
all platforms. This should really not be considered a decrease in 
exposure since the CrossWire main page really shouldn't get much traffic 
compared to the Sword pages.

Regarding the Wiki, I think we need a front page redesign more than 
anything. An absurdly long list of frontends, most of whose Wiki pages 
are completely blank, is poor Wiki layout. When we set it up, of course, 
everything was blank and we didn't necessarily know how the Wiki would 
grow. But it's apparent by now that info is never going to come for 
certain frontends. We can give a full listing of frontend Wiki links on 
the front page, though (for those that actually have pages).


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