[sword-devel] companion modules
arthurbolstad at sbcglobal.net
Mon Nov 3 19:00:30 MST 2008
I like the idea of these companion modules. In my case, I want to
record my comments on various texts (often as I prepare sermons). So I
want to be able to create my own editable companion module linked to a
I also liked the idea of "fast" vs "slow" commentaries. This implies
though 3-tuple - text, fast commentary, slow commentary.
This would be very useful for Bible commentaries, such as Lenski's,
where the author provides his own translation of the text before
On Sun, 2008-11-02 at 20:07 -0500, Karl Kleinpaste wrote:
> The phrase "companion modules" was coined last January at BibleTech when
> several of us were debating additional capabilities in which Wycliffe
> folks have an interest.
> This past Friday, I implemented a beginning of this concept in
> GnomeSword. The idea is that some modules come as a pair. The best
> example at hand is NET Bible's NETtext with their NETnotes. Generally
> speaking, if you open one of these, you also want the other, since the
> footnote indicators in NETtext reference content in NETnotes.
> I'm using my own builds of these modules, but the concept is applicable
> to any pair: With "Companion=NETnote" in the Bible's .conf and the
> opposite reference in the other, GnomeSword now notices these bits when
> the user opens either. It offers a dialog question as to whether the
> user wants to open the other as well. This will be part of the next
> release of GS, probably later this month.
> Importantly, this has no implication for the engine. It's entirely an
> application-level facility.
> For Wycliffe specifically, it will need refinement because one thing
> they were looking for is that they produce commentaries which contain
> both per-verse discussion of content as well as more general discussion
> surrounding a range of verses. It was suggested that they separate
> these into what was called the "fast" -vs- "slow" commentaries: The
> per-verse part is the fast commentary, while the general discussion is
> slow, not changing with every verse. They would like to be able to
> bring up both at once, one in GS' commentary pane and one as a separate
> window. Obviously, what I've just done isn't exactly that, but it was
> simple (~30 lines) and it provides some initial understanding about the
> I'd be interested in others' views on similar concepts, or how you think
> this could be better supported.
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