[sword-devel] Announcing FireBible 0.5.1 - GPLed Firefox font-end
dmsmith555 at yahoo.com
Sun Mar 30 14:03:41 MST 2008
On Mar 30, 2008, at 4:07 PM, peter wrote:
> Couple of points:
> 1) I am seriously impressed. Installation on Ubuntu was a doodle -
> installed the extension and advised it where to find jsword and
> 2) re module location - is this really necessary - it seems to me that
> a) jword is very good in identifying where the modules are (or is the
> BD?) and
> b) educated guessing should be 99% successful (/usr/share/sword and
> ~/.sword are normal on Linux while C://Program Files/Crosswire/The
> Project/ and C://User and Settings/$user/.sword on Windows is usually
It is not necessary. It is only useful for non-standard locations.
> 3) It worked with all modules I had, including RtoL ones. So that is
> pretty good.
With 1.0.8 it should also do number shaping for Farsi when the locale
is set to "fa".
> Brian Fernandes wrote:
>> Hey Guys,
>> The last time I wrote to this list about my Firefox front end, it was
>> way back in November 07. It has been a long journey since with a
>> ton of
>> fundamental issues to deal with, but I believe I finally have
>> worth releasing.
>> I'm calling it FireBible (I know not really creative; another
>> Firefox extension I write is called DataFox... :) )
>> You can get FireBible 0.5.1 here - http://thegoan.com/firebible
>> FireBible is based on JSword, since JSword is both cross platform and
>> easy to integrate with Firefox. You need to download and install
>> separately, I have tested / developed this with JSword 1.0.7.
>> should work with Firefox 1.5 - 3.0 (including all the 3.0 betas).
>> The installation process is probably a tad too complex for people not
>> used to anything other than double click installers, especially
>> of the separate JSword download; but that makes the difference
>> between a
>> download 2.6MB or a mere 60KB which is how big the extension actually
>> is. I'd like to make it simpler in the future, with perhaps an all
>> inclusive download later.
>> I've tried to keep scope down by supporting only Bible text modules
>> now, but can expand to support all modules rather quickly,
>> depending on
>> feedback received. Since most of the fundamental issues have been
>> with, I should now be able to concentrate on feature additions.
>> FireBible does not have an interface for module management, nor
>> does it
>> have any display preferences yet, but these are the easier bits to
>> handle. I did add search and indexing capabilities though, so you can
>> search installed modules.
>> The site should explain everything. I would really appreciate any
>> critique and suggestions you may have on everything ranging from the
>> site and the installation procedure to the actual extension itself.
>> DM Smith, especially looking for critique from you; would this be the
>> first non BibleDeskto use of JSword?
>> Best regards,
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