[sword-devel] STEP status

Troy A. Griffitts scribe at crosswire.org
Mon Aug 23 13:27:23 MST 2004

Graeme Nunn,
 	The STEP utilities were started before we had a 'General Book' 
driver for the engine.  Now that such a driver exist, it should be fairly 
trivial to write a STEP2GBS utility.  Conversion was the aim of those 
tools, but you could also attempt to write a couple new low level STEP 
drivers to read the books directly.  The larger issue will be with 
converting RTF to something more general like OSIS.

 	Have a look at the existing conversion utilities: sword/utilities, 
and also at the low level drivers at, e.g. sword/src/modules/text/rawtext 
(driver reading raw textfiles as data source).  The conversion path seems 
to me a much easier approach, accomplishable in a much shorter time.

 	Hope this helps,

On Mon, 23 Aug 2004, Graeme Nunn wrote:

> Hi,
> I have been looking for a STEP reader for MacOSX for a while and I was 
> wondering what the state of the sword STEP reader was? I have had a poke at 
> step2vpl and have almost got it to work on osx (endian issues), what I need 
> to know is:
> - What works and what is a good starting point?
> - Where are the hooks in the sword code for implementing a new reader?
> Thanks
> Graeme Nunn
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