[sword-devel] What is a Sword module?

Robert Hunt hunt.robertj at gmail.com
Sun Nov 7 16:02:28 MST 2010

Hi Brian,

     Actually, I've been trying to play with Sword software and modules 
in order to gain understanding of how the whole system works, but I've 
found it very hard to break into.

     Concerning module formats, I found DM's reply very confusing! "The 
only documentation that will be provided is the code itself. It is not 
commented very well. This is deliberate. It is not commented very well. 
That is not deliberate;) All the code is readily available."

     As a way of learning, I have tried to make a module from a USFM 
source but haven't got it working yet.

     I guess I haven't really grasped the "Crosswire/Sword" culture at 
all yet. :(


On 05/11/10 23:29, Brian J. Dumont wrote:
> On 11/04/2010 08:47 PM, Robert Hunt wrote:
>> Looking at http://crosswire.org/wiki/Main_Page (and elsewhere), I
>> don't see any documentation for the Sword module format. Is it
>> documented anywhere other than in the code or by dissecting a module?
> I've read your post differently than others.  Are you looking for how to
> make a new module?  If so, the answers are quite different from those
> that you've gotten so far.
> The basic story is that it depends to some degree on what type of module
> you want to make (Bible, Commentary, GenBook, Dictionary).  This will
> decide the possible file formats that you could use.
> If this is actually what you're trying to ask, please let us know what
> type of module you'd like to make and what type of source you're
> starting with.

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