[sword-devel] Announcing a new SWORD front end called Xulsword
dmitrij.ledkov at ubuntu.com
Thu Apr 22 23:25:07 MST 2010
On 23 April 2010 04:01, John Austin <gpl.programs.info at gmail.com> wrote:
> Xulsword (pronounced zool-sword) is now available for download and
> collaboration at:
for my taste it's a bit too close to Xiphos. But maybe it's just me =)
> 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
> 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.
Xiphos is currently using xulrunner-embedding with Gtk+ toolkit.
Xulsword using plain XULRunner for all UI rendering? Looks good =)
> 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
Haven't looked at it, yet. It might be "compiled without too much
effort" but packaging properly does take quite a bit of effort of all
XUL-based apps on unix like platforms. It's non-trivial.
> New contributors are welcome, see issues list.
> Working together for His glory,
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