[sword-devel] Branching subversion and logging (technical questions!)

Chris Burrell chris at burrell.me.uk
Sun Aug 2 11:58:40 MST 2009

2009/8/2 Chris Burrell <chris at burrell.me.uk>

> Hi, and thanks for the replies
> We will be needing various databases for STEP. Eg the History module will
> need a database with fields such as Date, span, Person/Event name, Scripture
> refs, notes, flags for accuracy of dating, type of person/event etc. The
> Geography module  database will need fields such as Places, co-ordinates,
> notes etc. The Languages module will include a database of Greek texts, with
> bibliography of Greek and English eds, parameters for the limits of
> references, number of levels used for divisions (eg books/chaps/verses), the
> total number of chapters etc.  In other words, we'll need something fairly
> flexible.
> It sounds like the database in Sword/JSword is fairly constrained in the
> formats of data it is ready for - that is, the database is designed for
> containing large texts and for searching them quickly, which is very useful.
> But it may not be suitable for providing all the fields we need, such as
> dates and co-ordinates.
> Part of the programme also, is to integrate the biblical texts with Google
> Maps/Google Earth, Perseus, and other online sources of information. So We'd
> probably be looking at using Sword/JSword for displaying the biblical text.
> I think at the moment, we're leaning on building on JSword but geared
> towards an embedable and distributable web application to ensure
> cross-platform compatibility. We are also contemplating building upon
> BibleDesktop, but we're unsure as to whether we want to develop two streams
> of UI development (although we're considering ways to limit the development
> of these 2 UIs to a minimum).
> Cheers,
> Chris
> 2009/8/2 jonathon <jonathon.blake at gmail.com>
> On Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 06:26, Chris Burrell wrote:
>> >but given we want to tie resources to their bible passages (for eg.
>> looking up geographical and historical information linked to a passage that
>> the user is currently viewing),
>> Depending upon precisely what means, it could require nothing more
>> than a small (less than twenty line) patch to the Sword API,  or it
>> could be as major as rewritng the entire code base, to add the ability
>> to view audio, graphics, video, etc from within the program, without
>> using any other tools.
>> >the STEP (sorry that's the name of the project - Scripture Tools for
>> Every Pastor)
>> One potential issue with that name, is that it can be easily confused
>> with the Bible Software file format.
>> jonathon
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