[jsword-devel] Progress

Joe Walker jsword-devel@crosswire.org
Wed, 19 Feb 2003 17:59:09 +0000


Quick progress report. I've not announced progress for a while so there 
is a bit to catch up on.

- We've added support for OSIS so all modules now produce data in OSIS 
format using a JAXB generated model.

- We've sorted out support for Dictionaries and Commentaries, and 
updated the ways to access them. Most things should be able to cope with 
the number of Books changing at run-time (although not all yet)

- Sword module readers are a lot updated. We now read some Commentaries, 
and adding support for the remaining back-ends should be fairly easy.

- The UI has been updated lots, there is now a sidebar for viewing 
Dicts/Cmmtrys and the central view area uses a split pane to control the 
list of passages rather than a pop-up menu option.

- There is a very cool passage selection dialog. Just click on the "..." 
button and pick stuff from the tree view or type in the text-box.

- The options dialog has added several config options.

- There is a new daily readings module that is implemented as a 
Dictionary, which currently contains the planner I try to stick to, but 
I'd like to add others.

All a want to do before making an alpha/beta release is to complete the 
support for Sword modules, which doesn't feel too distant.

I'm planning to take a few weeks rest because I'm organising a family 
weekend at church and writing a chapter of a new Wrox book. If you catch 
me doing any check-ins then give me a slap.