[sword-devel] Ezra Project 0.17.0-Beta3 - First working test candidate on Android

Troy A. Griffitts scribe at crosswire.org
Thu Jan 21 21:21:40 EST 2021

Hi Tobias! Excited you got things compiled. Some things work for me on a Samsung Tab A and some things don't. They all seem like details now that you have a full stack compiled and deployed! Looking forward to see what becomes of it. Here's my screenshot.

On January 21, 2021 12:39:32 PM MST, Tobias Klein <contact at tklein.info> wrote:
>Hi all,
>I'm glad to announce the first working test candidate of Ezra Project
>Android (tagged Ezra Project 0.17.0-Beta3).
>Here is a link to the app, which is now in the "open testing phase".
>Note that the app requires at least Android 7 and a 10" display.
>Here's some technical background info:
>The code base of Ezra Project only needed slight modifications to 
>support running with a Cordova wrapper as an Android app.
>The pure cordova part now lives here: 
>That repository simply includes the main Ezra Project repository as a 
>The following additional aspects were added on Android:
>- Write permission handling on startup
>- Added an option to keep the screen on (it otherwise turns off after a
>short time without user interaction)
>- Added platform-specific startup code
>- Added platform-specific full screen handling
>There is still some work left to replace certain mouse-dependent 
>features with a touch-screen compatible UX.
>Under the hood, a major refactoring of the "backend functionality" was 
>required first. All functionality that is directly interacting with the
>filesystem was moved to a separate process (Sword, Settings, i18n, 
>Database). The architecture is the same in the Electron app and the 
>Cordova app. For each, frontend and backend are separated in two 
>different processes and interacting with each other via an IPC layer. 
>This IPC layer is in detail a bit different for Electron and Cordova, 
>but behaves the same from an interface perspective.
>I'd be happy about feedback!
>Best regards,
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Sent from my Android device with K-9 Mail. Please excuse my brevity.
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