[sword-devel] Android SWORD

SonWon sonwon.1 at gmail.com
Sun Aug 29 06:04:54 MST 2010

Just my opinion but I am all for more speed  ;)  I use the reader during
sermons and some speakers move from Bible text to Bible text quite fast.
 Having a history feature tracking each verse is useful for later review.
 Just my two sense.  :)

On Sat, Aug 28, 2010 at 11:33 PM, Kenneth Arnold <kcarnold at alum.mit.edu>wrote:

> Hi Martin and Troy,
> I finally got the AndBible source built; I needed to get the jsword source
> and also raise the memory limit for Eclipse--it thrashed and eventually
> crashed in the linker/dex step. There's still a dex warning that floods the
> Console, but it works on my Droid X. I made a few minor modifications to
> ensure I could, but nothing serious yet.
> Major things I'd like to work on as a user are navigation, continuous
> scrolling, and verse number sync. Also, do you think we should replace the
> backend with native libsword? That might help formatting and speed, but I
> don't know how deeply it's woven into the code. The Bishop code could be a
> useful example if we decide to go that way.
> Should we continue discussion on this list?
> -Ken (mobile)
> On Aug 26, 2010 1:39 AM, "Troy A. Griffitts" <scribe at crosswire.org> wrote:
> Dear Ken,
> Thank you for the debug.  I also have had trouble with the installer and
> haven't had time to look into it.
> The history is that I build Bishop as a sort of proof of concept for the
> java-jni bindings for Android.  I mostly work in the engine code.  The
> jni binding code I kept in SWORD SVN and the Bishop code I just backed
> up occasionally to our server.  Last year my drive crashed and I lost
> some work but might have pieced it all back together.  Here is an email
> I sent to Gary with links to all my stuff.
> ______________________
> After last year when I started the work I had a harddrive die on my
> laptop.  I had been backing up the work regularly, but lost about 2
> weeks of work in the crash.  I used a recovery tool to salvage many of
> the files from the bishop project and think I may have close to what is
> in the apk.  Here are my resources if you want to try to piece things
> together:
> Lastest binary when I stopped, dated 11-18-2009:
> http://crosswire.org/~scribe/bishop.apk
> Latest backup of source, dated 10-31-2009:
> http://crosswire.org/~scribe/bishop-20091031.tar.gz
> Latest binary after reconstructing source and I think some small new
> work (I think this is built with debug symbols in the native library so
> it's a little bigger):
> http://crosswire.org/~scribe/bishop2.apk
> Current backup of source which built the above:
> http://crosswire.org/~scribe/bishop-20100804.tar.gz
> Please excuse my ignorance of Android programming.  I am fumbling
> through it all.
> I remember having trouble with the InstallMgr.  It sometimes connects
> and downloads and other times it does not.  I thought it might be the
> limited memory on my G1 or some trouble with the timing of the FTP code
> in the native library.  I've found serious bugs in Android's system
> calls, (e.g. memccpy) and reported it to them, but they still haven't
> fixed it.  I use my own version in the ftp lib to avoid the bug.  That
> is where I stopped-- thinking I needed to debug this ftp intermittent
> issue.  I didn't compare how well the older .apk works versus the newer
> .apk.  Maybe the older version worked better?  Or maybe a newer version
> of Android or new phone works better?
> Let me know what you find.
> Troy
> On 08/24/2010 09:01 PM, Kenneth Arnold wrote:
> > I just got an Android phone, and after seeing the...
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