[sword-devel] Announcing a new SWORD front end called Xulsword

John Austin gpl.programs.info at gmail.com
Thu Apr 22 20:01:59 MST 2010

Xulsword (pronounced zool-sword) is now available for download and
collaboration at:


Xulsword is a Bible reading and study tool which is easy and fun to
use, yet very powerful at the same time. The marriage of Xulrunner
with SWORD provides the best of both worlds by combining the power and
speed of C++ in the back-end SWORD engine with the quick and easy
programming of a Javascript front-end and CSS/Xul UI. It is designed
for quick internationalization, and potential users also include those
who are not experienced at using a computer, those who might be new to
the Bible, and those who may not have (or may not want to use) an
internet connection.

Xulsword may be particularly suited to places where the printed Bible
in a people's language is hard to find.

Currently compiled for Windows, this XULRunner based program could
also be compiled without too much effort for Linux and Mac (any

New contributors are welcome, see issues list.

Working together for His glory,

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