[sword-devel] Considering write-up on "Getting Started as BibleCS volunteer"

Martin Gruner sword-devel@crosswire.org
Thu, 27 Nov 2003 12:28:12 +0100

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Am Mittwoch, 26. November 2003 23:53 schrieb Lynn Allan:
> Would appreciate some feedback: I'm considering putting some time into
> writing up a series of notes on how to get started contributing to the
> BibleCS part of The Sword Project. It would be from the perspective of a
> Sword newbie, and try to address the learning curve involved.
> I thought it could address things such as:
> * acquiring Borland C++ Builder and setup (6.0? upcoming C++BuilderX?)
> * CVS and ICU issues
> * a "sane" subset of .bpr's and .bpg's (most now seem broken to this
> inexperienced observer)
> * a simple "baby" console program that acquires a verse from the sword-api
> and displays it (would also function as a sanity check that enough stuff is
> "knittted together" to allow proceeding. Also allow step-into debugging to
> learn how the sword-api works)
> * a simple "baby" vcl program that acquires a verse from the sword-api and
> displays it (fuller sanity check)
> * pointers to additional resources
> (Does this seem worthwhile? Could some veterns provide some guidance?  Is
> there a better person with the interest + time to tackle it? A bigger
> question: is BibleCS r.i.p.?  As near as I can tell, the only project
> .bpr's and .bpg's that work are associated with utility programs like
> mod2osis. That seems to have been the case for some time, but I could be
> misinformed, obviously. Is it possible to actually recompile BibleCS with
> what is in CVS without show-stopper compile and link errors from the
> variant of
> libsword.lib that it expects? Does C++Builder 5.5 work? Can it be obtained
> somewhere? Is there a way to get C++ Builder 6.0 to work?)
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