[sword-devel] Getting rid of BibleCS (was Re: [bt-devel] Eureka!!)

Eeli Kaikkonen eekaikko at mail.student.oulu.fi
Thu Feb 26 05:02:32 MST 2009

Quoting Jonathan Morgan <jonmmorgan at gmail.com>:

> On Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 10:06 PM, Troy A. Griffitts
> <scribe at crosswire.org> wrote:
>> Congratulations guys!!! This is great news!  Our Windows users now have
>> choices 4+ choices!   We're really going to have to redo our CD autorun
>> splash to present these choices to our users.
> This is now the time to consider again removing the unsupported "Sword
> for Windows", which is condemned by many and misleads many about the
> potential of the Sword platform because it appears to be the official
> (and thus the "best") one to casual onlookers.

"Removing" is not a good idea, but it's another thing to write honest  
guidance in www pages etc. We can call it a "legacy" application which  
has served well for years but have now been superseded by more modern  
interfaces. It may still be usable for many users: it's small, works  
reliably etc.

But if you allow me to go back to BibleTime - if there's anyone  
interested in helping us, you are welcome. At the moment we have less  
manpower than Xiphos have had for some time, but on the other hand the  
Windows port workload is not comparable. Anyways, we can use graphic  
designers, C++/Qt coders, Windows specialists, translators etc.  
Thorough testing is more important than ever, as the Xiphos developers  
already have noticed. We want to find bugs before publishing, so  
please try BibleTime.

--Eeli Kaikkonen

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