[jsword-devel] where can I help?

Joe Walker joe at eireneh.com
Sun Jun 20 15:08:11 MST 2004

Hi Eric,

Good to have you on board.
The first steps to take would be:
1. Download Eclipse (I notice that 3.0RC3 is just out) If you have 
another favorite IDE, then that's fine, but most of the developers here 
use Eclipse to you will probably find it easier to get going using Eclipse
2. Connect to the JSword CVS repo. 
http://www.crosswire.org/jsword/cvs.html has details, but I notice that 
the note about OSIS schema on that page is out of date now.
The page should probably be update to include that fact that we've just 
finished a fairly serious refactor to split the project into separate 
modules for the GUI, the core library and so on. You should check out:
- jsword
- bibledesktop
- common
(although there is nothing to stop you getting all the modules, but 
beware jsword-support is quite large)
3. Build and run BibleDesktop.
4. Tell us how you got on!

The next most important job for the project as a whole is to update the 
website to reflect the recent re-factoring. I'm taking a short break 
from JSword work to get a few other projects done, but I'll be back 
soon, and I'll be around on e-mail.


Eric Hartwell wrote:
> Hello all, 
> I'm working on my grad degree in CS and I want to use it, in part, to 
> contribute to the open-source community. I've had it on my heart to work on 
> (or around) the Sword project. I thought JSword would be ideal since Java is  
> a large part of the training I'm going through. 
> Please let me know where I can get started. At this point I have just a drop 
> of Java knowledge, so somethings around feature testing or documentation 
> maintenace might be more suitable. 
> thanks and God bless, 
> Eric Hartwell
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