[sword-devel] Catholic module?

Chris Little sword-devel@crosswire.org
Wed, 19 Nov 2003 16:17:37 -0600

Tom Pollard wrote:

> Pham Koi wrote:
>> Everybody wants to have the Catholic books, but no one know or have 
>> time to spend time modifying the code to handle the deuterocanonical 
>> books in SWORD code.
> Would an effort to make the necessary changes be accepted by the Sword 
> project?  I understand that that any proposed code changes would have to 
> be vetted by the project leaders; I'm asking whether there are any 
> reasons why such changes would be rejected out of hand as incompatible 
> with the goals of the Sword project?

It essentially depends on the implementation itself, on code quality 
grounds.  We would love if someone could hand us a patch today that 
implemented Apocrypha support without breaking existing modules.  I 
don't know Troy's exact plans, but he might want to tie Apocrypha 
support to alternative versification support since they require 
reworking some of the same sections of existing code.

FWIW, there is a start of Apocrypha support in the form of static 
book/chapter/verse tables, which you can find in include/apocrypha.h. 
It would be possible with very little work to make this work, but it 
would take a bit more work to make it function well with existing modules.