[sword-devel] Making Bible DVDs from OSIS source text
jmarsden at fastmail.fm
Thu Sep 3 12:48:22 MST 2009
David Haslam wrote:
>> Our friend John Austin has developed software to make a Bible DVD from
>> OSIS source text.
> I have been sent an early demo sample (containing only the text of 2
> John, n a Cyrillic scripted language) which can be viewed using
> Windows Media Player (also worked on Power DVD and Windows Media
> Center). Not authorised to distribute the demo yet.
It might be good to do the usual open source "release early, release
often" thing with the code for the software tool itself. If John lacks
an appropriate server for svn (or git ot bzr or whatever DVCS he uses!)
hosting, bugtracking, etc., perhaps he could be given space on the
crosswire.org server for this codebase? I take it the software is
licenced under the GPL or another OSI-approved licence?
For example, we could then see what happens if we feed it DM's OSIS KJV
as a source text :)
BTW, I'm not sure I really understand the need for a tool like this to
use Firefox as its only UI; it is apparently Linux-specific anyway, and
making it scriptable would permit bulk conversion of a pile of OSIS
documents, possibly including a pile created by running mod2osis over a
set of SWORD modules :) :)
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