[sword-devel] Scripture Tools for Every Person

David Instone-Brewer tech at tyndale.cam.ac.uk
Thu Jul 25 08:06:06 MST 2013

Chris, thanks for pointing out these errors, and for pointing out the 
lack of mention of Crosswire in the Press Release - a bad oversight.
The STEP Bibles project does indeed depend heavily on the Crosswire 
modules and JSword.
In the early days of hte project Troy convinced me that you guys had 
sorted out so many difficult problems that it would be silly to start 
from scratch.
The modules and the coding are also being kept up to date so we 
decided to team up and work with Crosswire.
It was a great decision, and I hope that it will be a two-way 
relationship so that Crosswire will also benefit.

David IB

At 03:49 25/07/2013, Chris Little wrote:
>On 07/24/2013 01:11 PM, Chris Burrell wrote:
>>Dear All
>>I'm delighted to announce that the Beta version of STEP (Scripture Tools
>>for Every Person) has now been launched. You can try it out for yourself at
>>For more information about the project, please see our press release:
>>For the techies, STEP is built upon JSword and uses Sword modules to
>>serve Bible & Commentary content, so we are very grateful for all the
>>work this community has put in, which has made this project possible.
>I don't know if anyone would necessarily confuse STEP with the 
>original STEP, but I certainly don't think anyone would mistake STEP 
>for a (J)Sword front end.
>It's fairly difficult to locate any mention of CrossWire, JSword, 
>Sword, or any of the dozens of people who have done a lot more to 
>make STEP possible than literally ANYONE listed on this page:
>I don't see any mention of CrossWire, JSword, or Sword in your press 
>release or anywhere on stepbible.org. You're standing on the 
>shoulders of giants, but you are frauds pretending that you've built 
>a skyscraper entirely by yourselves.
>(As an aside, Paul Esposito is not the editor/translator of the 
>Apostolic Bible Polyglot, as 
>states. Also, the "If you see an error in the following please 
>contact us." link on the same page doesn't go anywhere.)
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