[sword-devel] iPhone developers?
greg.hellings at gmail.com
Mon Apr 20 12:26:34 MST 2009
On Apr 20, 2009, at 15:12, Ian Wagner <iwagn973 at students.bju.edu> wrote:
> 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.
SVN is usually run over http port 80 or https port 443. I think that
crosswire runs over 443, but your school almost definitely allows
https. It shouldn't be anymore difficult than having someone setup
your repo and importing your files.
> 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 out).
> 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
>> 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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