[sword-devel] iPhone developers?

David Trotz dtrotzjr at crosswire.org
Mon Apr 20 12:45:56 MST 2009

Glad to hear you are open to help. I am eager to do so. :-) I can handle the
details of getting the svn up for you and I can look into the changes you
made and see if I can get them rolled into the official sword repo as well
as the clucene repo. This will give me a chance to get familiar with your
code base. Just let me know, and if so make sure I have access to your
absolute the latest source tree.

I understand the pressures of being a student, I recently graduated with a
B.S. In C.S. and have not forgotten how life and free time tends to ebb and
flow around midterms and finals. I myself am married with 5 kids and work
full time so my spare time to work on Sword related items comes and goes as

As far as development is concerned, I imagine you have some idea of how you
want the flow of the UI and features to be implemented and I do not want to
step on your toes there, so at some point after I get these items taken care
of (assuming you want me to do those things) we should try to meet up a few
times in #sword and chat about your vision for the software.

In Christ,
David Trotz

On 4/20/09 12:12 PM, "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.
> 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).
> Ian
> 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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