[jsword-devel] JSword and Map/Image modules

Brian Fernandes infernalproteus at gmail.com
Mon Jan 26 11:43:30 MST 2009

I was trying to get map modules working in BibleDesktop (1.6 and nightly 
from 14th Dec), but could not.

I downloaded epiphany-maps.zip, netmaps.zip and farbibatlas.zip from 
ftp://ftp.kleinpaste.org/pub/sword/zip (Peter pointed me to this 
location, crosswire.org has no maps/images). Only the last of these 
worked in BibleDesktop and it turned out to be a genbook module, not a 
map module. The first two were map modules, selecting them in in the 
sidebar does nothing, the "table of contents" area remains blank.

I looked into this a bit further and realized that BibleDesktop was 
attempting to display Map modules as trees, but the RawLDBackend model 
would return "0" for getChildCount() and nothing would be displayed in 
the contents area. getCardinality() though would return the right number 
of items in module.

If you change MultiBookPane to treat Maps as a list instead of a Tree, 
(by adding category.equals(BookCategory.MAPS) to the "else if" on line 
451, then BibleDesktop does display the contents and individual maps 
when list items are clicked.

This would be okay if Map modules are not hierarchical and simply lists. 
The two I had were lists (as seen in BPBible). Is this the norm for Map 
modules? I assume Image modules would be the same? (is this documented 


P.S. I had to manually download images for the epiphany-maps.zip file as 
instructed by placeholder images. After the above fix, I could view both 
the text and the corresponding map without issue in BibleDesktop.

For netmaps, the contents would show up but clicking them only shows me 
text, no images. This module works just fine in BPBible; I have not 
looked into this problem yet.

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