New bible reading activity

Morgan Collett morgan.collett at
Sat Mar 15 08:31:13 EDT 2008

On Sat, Mar 15, 2008 at 2:01 PM,  <david at> wrote:
>  space on the laptops is limited. it's not a good idea to have lots of
>  different readers to read different documents (and along the same lines,
>  it's not a good idea to have different browser packages with different
>  home pages, like the gmail activity)
>  now if you do something unique with your document there may be a reason to
>  have a seperate reader (and I have seen bible readers that did have such
>  features)

This is a port of existing software which has a specific format which
enables certain features, such as the ability to jump directly to a
particular book, chapter and verse. There are lots of versions
available in numerous languages in this format, and though this port
is rudimentary it has this feature.

GnomeSword has features like reading different versions/translations
in parallel, commentaries, dictionaries, maps, etc which all integrate
into the same UI and display relevant info according to the current
chapter and verse reference. I'm sure a good number of these features
will be available in this port, with time.

I'd consider that enough justification for a dedicated activity.


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