[jsword-devel] Have Troy and Joe Had a Chance to Chat

Keith Ralston jsword-devel@bibletechnologieswg.org
27 Apr 2002 23:09:15 -0500

Sounds like a good compromise.  Where are you on the design to add other
book types?  Can I help/get involved?


On Thu, 2002-04-25 at 00:54, Joe Walker wrote:
> Hi,
> Yes we have, and we discussed how similar the projects are. Most of our
> discussions took place on a boat being puntted around Cambridge!
> I've been working on some Together docs for Sword (partly as a way of
> making sure I understand, and maybe they will be of some use to others.)
> My next job is to finish this off and publish it. The upload could be
> big. Does anyone know if it could be easily uploaded & unpacked to
> Crosswire? It would make more sense to put it there than @ sf.net/projb
> I think in general there are many bits where the design is very similar,
> the main design differences being - SWModules is stateful, where
> Book/Bible is not. ProjectB uses a XML format as a way of interchanging
> data rather that sets of Filters. And search is abstracted a bit more in
> ProjB than in Sword.
> I think Troy and I are agreed that we can have a good compromise where
> we can write a filter layer that implements an interface that is very
> very close to the Sword API that calls the ProjectB API. This way we can
> refactor at our leisure and have one API for people that know Sword, and
> another API designed with Java and Java programmers in mind.
> >From a real code point of view I think Sword has much better support for
> general Books, however it is supported at a design level in ProjectB,
> and this is one of the things I have been working on recently - so yes
> Keith, it does need work, but I am working on it.
> When Troy is back from Italy he is going to set me up on CVS at
> crosswire and in the mean time I am making sure I understand it properly
> - I will probably use the ProjectB CVS repo. to muck around in.
> The number one task when all that is done is to really sort out the
> Sword module support, so we can read dict/lex/etc.
> Make sense?
> Joe.
> On Thu, 2002-04-25 at 04:03, Keith Ralston wrote:
> > Do we know which direction we wish to go yet?  We've had little chatting
> > from a group of very excited developers.  Perhaps everyone is digesting
> > Project B?  It would be nice to hear what each is working on.
> > 
> > I am looking at the documentation and code for PB.  I like the
> > arrangement and general design.  The design feels aimed specifically at
> > Bibles.  Commentaries, Theologies and other book types would need to be
> > added.  I did not see that as easy to do given the existing design.  But
> > I probably missed something.
> > 
> > What does everyone else think?
> > 
> >