[sword-devel] PocketSword features (was Re: frontend features, their applicability -- consistency?)

Nic Carter niccarter at mac.com
Wed Apr 14 16:18:19 MST 2010

Ahh, I haven't used GenBooks for a very long time & so thanks for the replies that have shown me that it is extremely useful to add support for them in PocketSword.  :)  I will leave it on my tracker & add support soon  :)

As for other features that may or may not be possible on PS, I don't think we need to worry about what is or isn't possible with it.  There will be features that are present in the iPad version that aren't in the iPhone/iPod touch version.  Things like Bookmarks are easy, cause I'm about to completely rewrite how bookmarks work, so I can make my new bookmark format the same as the one Xiphos uses quite easily.  :)

This post is in an attempt to pull this discussion away from the main points Karl has made about feature parity amongst desktop front-ends.  :)  Make comments on the above in this thread & comments about the other stuff he said in the other.  :)  Feature parity is a useful discussion, but there are different expectations between something that runs on an OS with a windowing system and one that doesn't have that.  :)

Thanks, ybic
	nic...  :)

On 15/04/2010, at 3:41 AM, Karl Kleinpaste wrote:

> That would be unwise.  The availability of another application that does
> book-reading does not account for the fact that _Sword resources_ are
> what a user needs to read in PS, and that Sword resources have the
> capability to cross-reference with others of their own kind.  I want to
> be able to use my NETnote, see a Josephus reference, tap it, and have
> the right Josephus section appear.  And any book with scripture
> references ought to be able to get to PS' current Bible selection: I
> want to read HodgeSysTheo, tap references, and get my current Bible to
> show them.  Having a copy of Hodge's Systematic Theology for some
> Kindle-equivalent software is not the same.
> This aspect of feature parity with the full-size apps matters, and is
> possible.  Many others are not (cf. anything multi-text), and can be
> wisely cut.

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