[jsword-devel] Android bible
mjdenham at gmail.com
Fri Jul 2 12:10:58 MST 2010
Okay Troy. I never thought of that. Is it okay for the Android bible app
to download it directly from the CrossWire site in the manner that
On 2 July 2010 19:31, Troy A. Griffitts <scribe at crosswire.org> wrote:
> I'm excited about your work!
> However, please remove the ESV from your download file via Google. We have
> often received complaints from GNP about redistribution of our ESV data.
> The ESV is not a freely redistributable text.
> Thanks, and I'm looking forward to trying out your prototype!
> On 07/02/2010 04:10 AM, Martin Denham wrote:
> I have built a working prototype of a bible for Android mobile phones.
> The prototype uses a slightly modified JSword back-end. You can download
> the prototype from http://code.google.com/p/and-bible/downloads/list. You
> need to manually copy the contents of SdcardBibles.zip to your Android's
> sdcard prior to installing AndBible.apk
> You can
> 1. view a chapter at a time in bible page format
> 2. select a book: ESV bible, WEB bible, Hebrew bible, JFB commentary,
> Barnes commentary by pressing a tool-bar button
> 3. select a bible book chapter by pressing a tool-bar button
> 4. swipe left for next chapter or right for previous
> 5. search for words in the current book - press search button
> 6. click a search result to go to the appropriate chapter
> Testing has been done on Android 1.6, 2.1, and 2.2. On a G1 performance is
> okay but there are some pauses. If the chapter is big e.g. Ps 119 and most
> commentary pages there may be a long pause. I am planning some performance
> Android 2.2 has excellent support for JSword but unfortunately
> java.xml.transform.* was only introduced in version 2.2 so I had to switch
> from xslt to sax for html creation for the screen. Earlier Android releases
> also appear to have issues with dynamic class loading so I had to make some
> changes to JSword source for this prototype build. I also made a memory
> Best regards
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