[jsword-devel] getting involved

Manfred Bergmann bergmannmd at yahoo.de
Wed Aug 30 09:46:10 MST 2006

Hi DM.

Ok, I had a look at the open Issues.
Now I have some questions:

1. I checked out the complete trunk from the svn repository and  
created Netbeans projects (Eclipse is very unstable on my system, but  
Netbeans 5.x is fine) and managed to compile and run bibledesktop.
But if I run it this way, the menu is in the window again instead of  
the main menu on the Mac. If I run the AppBundle all is fine. Can  
someone give a hint what I am doing wrong here?

2. I have bought an encrypted german module called Hfa. It includes a  
bible text and a dictionary. I can choose the dictionary with the  
ListView on the right upper side but the content isn't displayed  
correctly. There only are strange characters.
What is going wrong here? Is this an open issue already?

3. The source is new to me, so please give me a hint where the  
toolbar is initialized and the buttons added.

4. How is distinguished what LF is to be choosen. Somewhere the  
System and with this the needed L&F has to be identified.
Where do I have to look for this?

5. What is the difference between "bibledesktop-web" and "bibledesktop"

Sorry for the many questions. I hope I get to know the projects very  

Best regards,

Am 30.08.2006 um 14:12 schrieb DM Smith:

> On Aug 30, 2006, at 3:18 AM, Manfred Bergmann wrote:
>> Hi.
>> Great. The menu is where it should be on the Mac and the App Bundle
>> is great, too.
>> What is the agenda, where can I help?
>> By the time I would like to see some other Icons for the Toolbar
>> and for the Mac users a more Mac like Toolbar. This can IMO done by
>> some setProperty() methods. And by the way, how about using the
>> Crystal Clear Icon set:
>> http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=25668
>> Just an Idea. There surely are more important things to do.
>> So my question, where can I start and do something. Is it up to me
>> or can you give me a task, DM?
> Manfred,
> I am really excited that you are joining us!
> Take a look at www.crosswire.org/bugs for JSword, Common and
> BibleDesktop to see the list of things to do. If you see things that
> we should do and are not there, add them (you will need to join to do
> that). If you see something you want to do, join and assign yourself
> to it. If it is assigned to someone else and you want to take it,
> send them email and negotiate it with them.
> The agenda is rather fluid. I find that passion produces the best
> code. We do what interest us, what others have been clamoring for.
> what needs to be done (e.g. bug fixes) or what is, to us, easy.
> Since you have Mac experience how about inventorying the application
> and enumerating the things that should change to make it more Mac
> like. My guess is that we are not too far off.
> With regard to the icons, that sounds like a great idea. I suggest
> that we externalize them a bit more. Right now they should be named
> in an "action".properties file. I suggest that we replace the name
> with a symbolic name which can be used to lookup in an icon set. The
> icon set would be represented by a properties file that would match
> the symbolic name with the actual name. If the "symbolic" name from
> the action properties file is not found then it would assume that it
> is a good old reference to an image and use that as it does today.
> We have a resource lookup mechanism which allows the user to replace
> pretty much everything, by creating a replacement properties file in
> their ~/Library/Application Support/JSword directory (elsewhere if
> not on the Mac). We created this mechanism so that it would be easy
> to internationalize the application.
> With that, we could have different icon sets for KDE, Gnome, Mac,
> Windows and the like, just by delivering different icon sets.
> Additionally, the users can change them as they see fit.
> We are using Eclipse for development, but you can use what ever you
> wish. If you are comfortable with XCode that would be fine.
> When it comes time to submit changes, create a patch and submit it.
> You can do that by email to this group or you can attach it in Jira.
> Since this is a community effort, we do everything through this list
> or via Jira.
> In His Service,
> 	DM
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