[sword-devel] Help wanted on non-canonical text

johnduffy at cgcf.net johnduffy at cgcf.net
Fri Oct 2 05:27:10 MST 2009

I didn't mean to trigger anything between Windows and Linux users !!  
To be honest, all I'm trying to do is create one Bible to submit to the team
for use on the various platforms.  So I'm not going to be a regular user and
Linux is therefore too much of a learning curve for me.  
My main aim is to have it available on the Bible Tool so that web users can
easily access it.  Can you tell me if this is able to show a11v now, or is
it going to be available soon?  
John Duffy


From: Greg Hellings [mailto:greg.hellings at gmail.com] 
Sent: 01 October 2009 18:54
To: johnduffy at cgcf.net
Subject: Re: [sword-devel] Help wanted on non-canonical text

On Thu, Oct 1, 2009 at 12:42 PM, <johnduffy at cgcf.net> wrote:

I've been aware of the change up to v1.6, which is why I was a bit confused
with not being able to download it.  I'm only using Windows and the default
Windows version is 1.5.11.  I wouldn't know where to start to get Linux
working.  Is it fair to say that I cannot use alt v11n in Windows at
present?  If so, how long is it estimated before it will be possible, if it
is planned?


If you're looking for a front-end, I know that Xiphos has a Windows version
out that is based off of 1.6.0 (I think including some currently in-SVN
patches, but I'm not sure).  BPBible also runs on Windows from what I
understand, but I don't follow it so I don't know what library version it is
based off of.  BibleTime is known to compile and run, but you'd probably
have to work on that yourself, since I haven't built a version since 2.1 due
to an icon display issue I can't sort out (not a bug, so much as a packaging
and linking problem).

Of course, if you're generating modules, you will need the tools/utilities.
Generally these are released more frequently than the Windows application
(BibleCS is its name, actually, though I don't know how prominently
displayed that is) and Chris Little released the latest version that I
remember.  You can search back through this list's archives to find when he
last released them and the URL for them.  I seem to remember them being
based off of post-1.6.0 SVN, but I'm not sure.

The easiest bet, I'm sorry to say, is probably to become familiar with Linux
and compile the code from SVN yourself to use the latest versions of the
tools, since the ones with 1.6.0 are very likely to be outdated.  I say
"esiest" but obviously, that's only in the very-long term, because it will
allow you to stay up-to-date with the code at your own leisure and not be
reliant on someone else to publish new versions of the tools built for
Windows when they feel the need.

Hope that helps!


John Duffy


From: Greg Hellings [mailto:greg.hellings at gmail.com] 
Sent: 01 October 2009 17:58
To: johnduffy at cgcf.net; SWORD Developers' Collaboration Forum 

Subject: Re: [sword-devel] Help wanted on non-canonical text


Perhaps you should look at version 1.6.0, one of its primary reasons for
jumping version numbers being that it supports various versification schemes
other than the KJV that prior versions were stuck with.  You can find it on
the website as the default version to download when you go through the Linux
option of which software you want.


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