[sword-devel] [sword-support] Video tutorials
bdrake at crosswire.org
Tue Apr 3 10:22:08 MST 2012
On 03/04/12 17:58, Matěj Cepl wrote:
> I am not a Windows user, so just a question ... what's better Xiphos
> or Bibletime for Windows? (maybe we should list both as to avoid a
> civil war, if it is point of contest)
Both look virtually the same under Windows as under your favourite
Linux. Neither is 'better', it's purely a matter of which one fits the
way the user works. Xiphos fits my work style very well, but until
Xiphos has full av11n support (quite soon now), I am mainly using
Bibletime. I wouldn't say either is better, just different.
BibleDesktop is another good alternative ... I'd really like to see the
web-page encourage the would-be user to try them all and settle for the
one that suits them. Maybe we could list the main features of each. I
seem to remember a wiki some years ago that attempted to do just that.
It will be well out of date by now.
Features like the ability to set up several free-floating windows with
different text in each, is a feature I have used a lot. It only exists
in Xiphos. When preparing a sermon, it is neat to be able to have each
of the readings for the day in places where I can move them about ....
Others with different uses will really want some of the main features of
one of the other programs ... it's horses for courses really.
We could also stress the fact that you only need one collection of
modules for all the installed front-ends.
God bless, Barry.
From Barry Drake (The Revd) Health and Healing advisor to the East
Midlands Synod of the United Reformed Church. See
http://www.urc5.org.uk/index for information about the synod, and
http://www.urc5.org.uk/?q=node/703 for the Synod Healing pages.
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