[sword-devel] Getting rid of BibleCS

Eeli Kaikkonen eekaikko at mail.student.oulu.fi
Thu Feb 26 07:59:51 MST 2009

Quoting Karl Kleinpaste <karl at kleinpaste.org>:

> Eeli Kaikkonen <eekaikko at mail.student.oulu.fi> writes:
>> But if you allow me to go back to BibleTime - ...  At the moment
>> we have less manpower than Xiphos have had for some time
> To me, that's an extraordinary and peculiar claim, considering the
> dearth of contributors (at least in SVN commits, other than in interface
> translation and i18n-specific matters) until November.

And I meant after November :) You have had many talented and eager  
contributors since then. I guess you (Karl) couldn't have done it by  
yourself. Now BibleTime has been blessed with contributions of Gary  
and Greg, so the situation is much better than some time ago when I  
worked almost alone with help of Martin. But even Greg started a  
serious Windows porting work session only couple of days ago, so I  
dare to say Xiphos have had a bit more manpower recently. Maybe this  
is a subjective feeling - after all, I feel all the time that  
BibleTime development have been too slow and I have have had too  
little time to contribute. Probably everyone here feels that way in  
their own work.

What bugs me even more than lack of manpower for BibleTime right now  
is the situation of MacSword. It's very important frontend, but how  
many developers it has? Every Christian who uses Mac and who I know  
has MacSword. It receives maybe most of the support requests in the  
mailing list and forum. Yet it has near to one contributor as far as I  
know - am I correct? I would rather direct new Mac developers to  
MacSword than to BibleTime (except actual porting).

My hope is that the new Windows frontends will gain popularity amongst  
potential developers so that first Xiphos and soon BibleTime could  
help the whole CrossWire community that way.

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