[sword-devel] BibleCS Windows RC (Re: Xiphos 3.1.5 is released)

David Troidl DavidTroidl at aol.com
Thu Feb 23 06:44:40 MST 2012

Hi Troy,

I had a little time to get to some testing.

The Install Manager hung when I was installing two books: Nestle & TNT, 
from the av11n repo.  I tried it again just for TNT, and it worked 
fine.  (I still don't understand why Nestle shows up in Arabic 
characters.  I've deleted that module.)

I created the portable installation.  I'll put it on my flash drive, and 
test it at work.  One suggestion: offer the option to create the 
portable app in a separate directory, so it doesn't mess up the local 
Sword installation.

I'm not sure about the other modules I have installed, but my own NT 
module, which is NRSV, appears properly in the SWORD Project, and 
doesn't in BPBible.  So the av11n seems to be working.

One issue I've seen.  I changed the default font to a larger size, which 
makes the select boxes for the book and the one underneath it display 
with the larger font, and it doesn't fit in the box.  The chapter and 
verse are still in the original size.  I just set the default font back 
to 10 pt.  This improves the dropdown boxes.  Then I upped the size on 
one module.  This has the desired effect, but would be tedious to do for 
all the modules.  Could you at least group them by language, so I could 
choose a font for English texts, Greek texts and Hebrew texts 
separately?  (Arial may be fine for a UI, but not for reading Bibles.)

I just tried out the parallel view.  I selected SBLGNT, Tisch, Byz as 
the three Bibles.  Only SBLGNT shows any text.  The other two just have 
the name, as Tisch:, and nothing else.

In changing options, turning on and off the Strong numbers and 
Morphological tags, the Bible changed to KJV at Genesis 1:1, of its own 
accord.  I ran through some more options.  It's when I turn Strong 
numbers on that the change happens.  Any other change in options seems 
to be fine.

Let me know if you need anything else.



On 2/21/2012 8:28 PM, scribe777 at gmail.com wrote:
> Hey David and Jerry. Thanks for the feedback. Well, I remember having trouble with installmanager pausing mid-download or something.
> You could try alternate versification modules. Not sure the current state of our repositories these days. I haven't kept up with where the av11n stuff lives or if that place is in our auto-discovery registry for installmanager to find without adding the location manually.
> The other new feature in installmanager is the option to migrate your locally installed modules to a global path on your computer where other sword apps can see them. And to create a local copy again if you want a portable app.
> It would be nice to get some feedback on those.
> Thanks guys for testing. I really appreciate it.
> jhphx<jhphx at cox.net>  wrote:
>> On 2/21/2012 7:50 AM, Troy A. Griffitts wrote:
>>> ....  Well, I've posted a few release candidates at the usual place
>>> and asked for feedback but hadn't gotten any. ...
>> I did of copy over of the files from the ZIPs to an old installation on
>> Win7. After doing a quick try of some menu options things seem to be
>> fine. Not really a big shake down but no bugs here to report.
>> Jerry
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