[jsword-devel] Announcing BibleDesktop 1.0.3

DM Smith dmsmith555 at yahoo.com
Sat Jul 29 17:00:01 MST 2006

	I'll see about adding this soon. You just moved it up in priority!

On Jul 29, 2006, at 3:12 PM, Chris Little wrote:

> Are there any plans to add zLD book support to JSword? I've been  
> working
> on a number of nice new dictionaries I got from Perseus, but they're
> very big, heavily tagged dictionaries, so they desperately need
> compression. (They shrink to 1/4-1/3 their uncompressed size with zLD
> using ZIP compression.) I'd really wanted to give out copies of
> BibleDesktop with a Latin dictionary to my Latin class, but discovered
> that there's no zLD support. :( That also means that one of our more
> popular modules (WebstersDict) isn't supported either.
> I'll probably look to contribute some filters to JSword to support TEI
> once I get basic functionality working in (C++) Sword and all of its
> target markup formats.
> I hear you on the Mac Mini. :) I've got the original, so its  
> dreadfully
> slow, but they're nice machines. I'll probably turn mine into a  
> kitchen
> computer with an under-cabinet LCD, since the Mini itself will fit so
> nicely in a cabinet. :)
> --Chris
> DM Smith wrote:
>> We have just released BibleDesktop 1.0.3.
>> This release makes the viewing of Bible text more pleasant,  
>> especially
>> Bibles with lots of notes.
>> There are lots of small bug fixes. (e.g. downloads were all saying  
>> that
>> the download was 1.9K).
>> There were some changes to support ESV from Crossway, the NET from
>> Bible.org, and the KJV update from Crosswire. These will be  
>> released soon.
>> Support has been added for locked books. You will need to contact the
>> publisher to purchase an unlock key. After installing a locked  
>> book, go
>> to the "Installed Books" tab, select the locked book and click on
>> "Unlock". Enter the unlock code you got from the publisher. If you  
>> get
>> it wrong, the book won't unlock and you'll know it because  
>> viewing  it
>> will produce lots of errors and if it does show anything, it will  
>> look
>> like junk. If you do get it wrong, just click on the Unlock button  
>> again
>> and correct the problem.
>> The NET Bible from Bible.org comes in a free edition and a locked
>> edition. The locked edition has lots of notes. There is a problem  
>> with
>> the locked edition, which Bible.org is working on and that is the  
>> last
>> verse of each chapter shows the notes incorrectly making the verse  
>> very
>> hard to read.
>> The other locked book which is available is GerHfa2002 -- Hoffnung  
>> fuer
>> alle - Die Bibel. It is a German Bible.
>> On another note: I have been doing almost all my development  for  
>> this
>> release on a Mac Mini and BibleDesktop looks better on it than  
>> Windows
>> or Linux. It is a very fast and an enjoyably silent machine.
>> Enjoy!
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