[jsword-devel] JSword devel

DM Smith dmsmith555 at yahoo.com
Mon Apr 10 21:41:04 MST 2006

If you can pitch in that would be greatly appreciated. I am posting a 
general overview of JSword that you might find useful.

webmedic wrote:
> On 4/10/06, *DM Smith* <dmsmith555 at yahoo.com 
> <mailto:dmsmith555 at yahoo.com>> wrote:
>     webmedic wrote:
>     > I'm kind of curious if you plan to impliment support for genbook?
>     Supporting genbook is on our list of things todo.
>     We are also planning to support OSIS encoded files directly as a
>     reader
>     and possibly with search capabilities (especially for Bibles)
>     I think that we may do the latter before the former.
>     If we do the latter, we would convert the former to OSIS to make
>     GenBooks available.
>     This may change because Sword is planning to use GenBook format to
>     solve
>     the general alternate versification problem (i.e. Bibles that number
>     verses differently than the King James) and we prioritize support
>     of all
>     Sword Bibles very high.
>     >
>     > Also what are teh limits for a module size? I notice that you have
>     > disabled the websters dictionary. Is that becasue of siz?
>     BibleDesktop (and JSword, which BibleDesktop is built upon) imposes no
>     limits to a modules size. Limits are imposed by your operating system.
>     We don't support webster's dictionary because we haven't implemented a
>     decoder for it (same as for GenBook). Webster's is the only book that
>     uses that particular encoding.
>     Supporting that encoding is on our list of things to do. But it is
>     not
>     very high on my prioritization of the things to do.
>     You can see the entire list at www.crosswire.org/bugs
>     <http://www.crosswire.org/bugs> under jsword,
>     common and bibledesktop.
>     Did you have a particular interest in a particular GenBook or
>     Webster's
>     dictionary?
> Sorry I have been helping and around the sword project for years but 
> have never really
> done much with modules before. I find now that i have quite a few 
> genbook type modules I need to support but so far it looks like 
> bibletime is going to be the only viable alternative.
> I have considered working with jsword but to be honest I have not done 
> any real java programming. It is not to different from the other 
> languages I know though and I am not looking forward to taking a stab 
> at c or c++ so that leaves me working with possibly jsword to get the 
> functionality I want.
> This would also mean that that jsword would need to support waht I 
> need since I would mostly be focusing on wqorking on bibledesktop. I 
> do understnad the differences. as in jsword being more like the libs 
> and bibledesktop being the front end gui.
> I wanted ot change the handeling of texts texts though and also load 
> genbook more or less as a bible for reading. By this I mean into the 
> same reading area not how jsword handels genbook. I also need the 
> ability to search multiple items at once.  Since I noticed that you 
> had laready implimted lucene I figured that bibledesktop would be a 
> good candidate for this.
> Thanks.
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