[sword-devel] Project Leaders

Troy A. Griffitts sword-devel@crosswire.org
Tue, 23 Nov 1999 05:25:22 -0700

> I was just wondering who was in charge of the various Sword projects.

	Well, different people are involved in leading different areas.  I
concentrate mostly on the API and WIN32 UI, Torsten is heading up the
Bibletime project-- the linux Qt UI.  I suppose Chris Little has the
overwhelming majority of module conversion experience, so you may look
to him for direction if this is an area of interest to you.  He's also
done web-based CGI scripts.  A while back Chris Bitmead created scheme
bindings to the API if it's a scripting language that interests you. 
Daniel Glassey has recently contributed compressed text drivers that
will be the first addition to the 1.5.x thread-- if we ever debug 1.4.x
to a stable state :)

If there is something else that you would like to spearhead, I would
suggest start posting ideas.  That's one things we're not short of here
on this list-- opinions :)


> I'd like to be involved.
> Also I have several questions:
> Is there any need for porting Sword to other compilers on Windows.
> I think it would be nice if Sword were built to work with the SDK, so any
> windows compiler (commercial or free) could be used.
> Also, how about the need for a scripting language (like Python:-) extension
> to Sword.  This would be really cool, cuz Python works on any and every
> platform.  It should be relatively easy to create a Tk interface similar to
> the current GUIs.  Also, the user could write ALL kinds of scripts to
> perform queries or create neat little utilities based on the Sword library.
> I suppose a Python implementation would cover PCs DOS(console)/Windoze,
> Macintosh, Unices, and WinCE.
> Anyway, these are my 2c...
> Thanks,
> Craig