[sword-devel] Chapter-centric browsing (was: iPhone frontend alpha screenshots)

Daniel Owens dhowens at pmbx.net
Tue Nov 25 06:27:59 MST 2008

Sebastien Koechlin wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 24, 2008 at 12:50:38PM -0500, Ian Wagner wrote:
>> Have any of you used the Libronix Digital Library System (previously  
>> known as Logos bible software)? They actually load up the ENTIRE book  
>> (whether it be a bible or commentary or whatnot) so you have a  
>> scrollbar indicator about as thick as a credit card :) Just thought  
>> I'd throw that out there. I'll have to think about this idea some more.

I use Libronix on occasion myself, and it's a great program. It's a 
memory hog, though, and doesn't run in Linux, so when I am preparing 
sermons I usually PREFER to use a SWORD application. Not being able to 
scroll easily, though, is a substantial headache. It's one I willingly 
put up with, though, for the speed and convenience. As far as I know no 
one has mentioned that BibleDesktop allows for displaying a range of 
verses that cross chapter boundaries. This is particularly useful for 
cross-references or working on passages that cross chapter boundaries.

> Ok, having a scrollbar slider as thick as a credit card is a mistake. And loading
> a full book is not necessary the right solution; but you can cheat:
> - Use a scrollbar relative to full book size, with a decent slider size.
> - Get and display just enough text according to display size; and probably
>   get a few pages up and down to allow faster scroll.
I second Sebastien's idea here, though I'm not able to help implement 
it. ;)


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