New bible reading activity
Victor.Lazzarini at nuim.ie
Sat Mar 15 10:49:17 EDT 2008
Considering all of the people the laptop is aimed at,
having an activity labelled as 'bible reading' does not exactly
do OLPC any favours.
Now, speaking for myself only, I feel there are many more
useful texts out there which would be more suitable to be
in activity's name. 'The Origin of Species", for one...
----- Original Message -----
From: "Morgan Collett" <morgan.collett at gmail.com>
To: <david at lang.hm>
Cc: <devel at lists.laptop.org>
Sent: Saturday, March 15, 2008 12:31 PM
Subject: Re: New bible reading activity
> On Sat, Mar 15, 2008 at 2:01 PM, <david at lang.hm> 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
>> have a seperate reader (and I have seen bible readers that did have such
> 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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