[sword-devel] how dead are the apps?

Chris Burrell christopher.burrell at gmail.com
Wed Mar 11 14:29:16 MST 2015

Yup though misses step and alkitab :(

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From: "Peter von Kaehne" <refdoc at gmx.net>
Sent: ‎11/‎03/‎2015 19:33
To: "SWORD Developers' Collaboration Forum" <sword-devel at crosswire.org>
Subject: Re: [sword-devel] how dead are the apps?

I think irrespective of it ability to recognise languages (or rather not) it tells a decent account of ongoing commits in some of the projects listed.

So in that i think i can say 'a decent overview'

On 11 Mar 2015 19:11, Karl Kleinpaste <karl at kleinpaste.org> wrote:
> Peter Von Kaehne wrote:
>> https://www.openhub.net/orgs/crosswire 
>> This gives a decent overview of ongoing activity.
> Phooey.  Its "decent overview" thinks Xiphos came into existence in 2009 and is written in Scheme, and I can't find a way to look at the other 5 of its 6 reviews.  I am unconvinced I can trust anything else it says, either.
> DM wrote:
>> Bible Desktop is very much alive on that criteria alone. Many, many downloads every month.
> Likewise Xiphos.  Thousands of downloads, and that's just the source tarball and Win32 installer; there is no way to track RPM installs, but given that Fedora users get it automatically and Win32 users have to look for it manually, I presume that RPM installs are substantially higher than Win32.
> Troy wrote:
>> It's not that I don't want active development.  Sure, adding new features is great.  But just because an app hasn't been released in ages doesn't mean it should be removed from our app list.
> Yes, but you're one of the reasons I asked.  "It seems Xiphos is the only actively developed SWORD frontend these days" in #xiphos on 14 Jan.  Similar things were muttered at me a couple days ago, hence my question here.
> I'm not looking to get anything knocked off any list.  That said, it would be nice if folks would update the Choosing page once in several blue moons.  There are many areas yet unfilled, and quite a number of recently-created or -updated categories that have gone blank.
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