[jsword-devel] PersonalJava version of JSword

Erik Reitsma jsword-devel@crosswire.org
Mon, 12 Jan 2004 00:16:12 +0100 (CET)

>> In the archives of this list I saw a discussion about the possibility of
>> porting JSword to portable devices, such as a SonyEricsson P800. I have
>> such a device, and since there is no (free and good) bible software
>> available for it, JSword could be interesting for me.
> Another option:
> If "Go Bible" does not currently work on the P800, it could probably very
> easily be adapted:
> http://www.onthenet.com.au/~jolon/Welcome.html
> I'm sure a sword -> Go Bible conversion routine wouldn't be too hard
> either.

I just tried it, but it crashed for some reason... I could mail the author
for the source, but I think a MIDP version would not be as nice as a
PersonalJava version, since MIDP is intended for smaller devices. You can
see that from the screenshots of Go Bible.
It should be possible to get it to work on a P800, though, giving at least
something that can dispolay a bible. However, I think that the P800 should
be able to support many functions of JSword.
For now I will look at your file format instead.