[sword-devel] local cache of module text
trampster at gmail.com
Tue Jan 8 03:06:11 MST 2013
You make a compelling case, however I need do to more then just construct a
GUI, I must construction fairly complete c# bindings. And therein lies the
complication, because swig (or maybe me) for all it's promise appears to
not be completely up to the task.
On Tue, Jan 8, 2013 at 8:51 PM, Peter von Kaehne <refdoc at gmx.net> wrote:
> > Von: Daniel Hughes <trampster at gmail.com>
> > Am I allowed to pull the text out of the sword module once it is
> > (using the sword libs) and put it in my local sqlite database.
> Not a lawyer, so my advice might be of limited value. Many of our modules
> are public domain and essentially you can do as you like. Many are not and
> some are quite restrictively licensed. Most of the restrictions are around
> (re)distribution, so that does not apply here. Which leaves me with "I do
> not know" and "you probably need to ask a lawyer" and "his advice might
> vary from module to module and license to license". Or not and everything
> is easy as it is just on the user's computer.
> On the more technical side, you would loose an awful lot. Our better
> modules have paragraphing, sectioning, titles, footnotes, Strongs,
> morphology etc included and you would either loose that or reinvent that.
> From our engine you would get readily formatted HTML (or whatever else you
> ask it) after application of a variety of arbitrary (or user chosen)
> filters which add or remove notes, add or remove strongs, add or remove
> Greek accents, Hebrew vowels and other stuff, add or remove xrefs,
> transliterate, add ruby notation (for Japanese modules) etc etc. And etc.
> You would get for free all the logic to deal with different canons and
> versification systems. You would get for free any future improvements to
> our engine. You get indexed search with quite interesting ways of looking
> at the text built in.
> For all these things you would in essence only need to construct a GUI and
> interface, while in your current sqlite backend you either do not have them
> or you need to re-invent them.
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