[sword-devel] iPhone developers?

Ian Wagner iwagn973 at students.bju.edu
Mon Apr 20 12:12:50 MST 2009

Yes, I agree. I'm very sorry I haven't had time to setup SVN yet. I  
will attempt to make a list of changes that were needed for iPhone  
compilation sometime in the near future.

I'm sorry if it sounds like I am trying to do this solo. I did give  
that impression, but it is mostly due to the fact that I'm terribly  
busy right now and haven't had much time to explain all of the changes  
and things that I have done, I don't have a version control system,  
and in general haven't had much time to work on anything for this.  
Also, this is the first time I have had much interest from other  
developers because most had not learned the iPhone API or didn't have  
the dev program membership. I'm a college student with a 19 credit  
load and I just got 2 big papers dumped on me at the end of the  
year :) Again, I'm terribly sorry if I sound short or anything and I  
really do welcome all of the experience that everyone else has to  
offer but was trying to wait till I had a bit more time (ie. school is  


On Apr 20, 2009, at 2:43 PM, David Trotz wrote:

> Ian Wagner wrote:
>> I am going to start using SVN over the summer. The reason I do not  
>> use it right now is because I am at college and my school blocks  
>> almost every non-HTTP port in the book so it would be a pain to  
>> work with right now. If crosswire would be able to host it that  
>> would be great.
> Until its available via subversion I may hold off on helping out.  
> Otherwise its going to be far too easy to be out of sync with your  
> copy and merging will be a pain. Please consider doing this sooner  
> rather than later.
>> Yes, I am packaging SWORD and clucene with it for now. This is  
>> because neither of these will compile out of the box for the iPhone  
>> so I had to change a few things to get it to work so it is much  
>> easier to just distribute my modified version with the package. I  
>> still haven't been able to get a few parts of the library to  
>> compile at all, but they are non-essential, namely the install and  
>> ftp managers. I wrote my own module downloader/installer using  
>> iPhone native API calls. I also decided to do it using the HTTP  
>> mirror instead of FTP because of the previously mentioned college  
>> situation. Using FTP would make it impossible for thousands of  
>> users in similar situations to use the module downloader.
> You do plan to get your changes into the official source trees? This  
> will make our lives easier, especially as sword continues to evolve,  
> we want to take advantage of new features.
> It kinda feels like you want to take this thing solo, which I hope  
> is only a feeling I have and not in fact reality, but if it is let  
> me know so that I do not step on your toes here. I really would love  
> to help out and I am sure there are others as well. A concerted  
> effort is much more fruitful than a solo one, although there are  
> exceptions.
> --
> In Christ,
> David Trotz
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