[sword-devel] SWORD 1.7.0RC2

webmedic webmedic at gmail.com
Fri Aug 16 07:56:33 MST 2013

right I just saw allot of info flying by about qt and guessed.

So what features are being added to the backend

All my experience these days is with python but since I use pyqt i'm fairly
familiar with qt. Just not the c++ version.

All these years I for some reason jsut could not get a simple idea of how
to make modules for sword so I started making them for other apps that for
instance used sqlite as the backend. Dumping my data into a database was

More recently though I have wanted to make these into sword modules and my
biggest thing was being able to search indexed modules right along with
bibles. For this the other solutions worked well also.

Over the years I have watched bibletime but as it was released for windows
I had already been working on the other stuff so never started using it
seriously or looking to porting to the sword backend.

More recently I have found that I have moved way beyond that to general
reader. I have worked on an epub reader that has an indexed search backend.
For myself I use it for my modules now as it is by far the easiest to deal
with. The other app I had been writing for used rtf for dispaly and it took
much time and fiddling. Now epubs I produce quickly.

During this process though I have also gotten some code to export to
different formats. Sword being one of them. I haven't looked yet but assume
it exports to osis. Either way I'm much interested to know about the
backend search capabilities. As I want a whole reference library to be
searchable. I'm fine with my own app and it works perfect for this but as
stated it is more of a general book reader with built in search.

sword, e-sword, theword, and others allow a level of study on word level
with strongs, bdb and others that my app is not really intended for. In
this need I believe exporting to as many kinds of modules is a very
important thing. Then I can just let the user choose what they want to
display their text.

On a side note I do use sword based software on both my iphone and android
phones and the search would be awesome there also. Currently ebooks at
least offer single word search on them which is good but could be better
and having this built into the biblestudy app would be the best option so
it's all in one place. I use andbible for android and pocketsword for ios.

I have really loved this project over the years and am very interested in
how it progresses. I believe it to be lead from above and I hope for unity
within this community and all those working together to produce much more
than what any single one could have done. The divine combined with humanity
is what gives success. And as we draw closer to him there will be found
that love for one another to work together in ways we have not yet
imagined. Love you all and hope for a continued working relationship with
you all.

May you all be blessed

Brook Humphrey

On Fri, Aug 16, 2013 at 6:14 AM, David Haslam <dfhmch at googlemail.com> wrote:

> Hi Brook,
> The SWORD in focus for a new release is the "back-end", not "The SWORD
> Project for Windows".
> David
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