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Please cull on this page from time to time stuff which is not relevant anymore. No need to formally archive. refdoc:talk 02:10, 8 January 2018 (MST)

Proposals etc

I have deleted the page re new ideas as it is a bad idea. It was full of vague proposals without developer support, links to projects which have no connection to us and platforms which we will not support. As such anyone who has a active developmemt ongoing is invited to make use of the wiki pages to collect input, but I do not think it should be a free for all. Proposal pages should be opened only by the peopel who actually will fulfill the proposal. refdoc:talk 11:43, 8 January 2018 (MST)

Improving the Development Pane

The ideal Frontend wishlist item should be moved to become a section on a more general new page Development Roadmap. IMHO, it is too verbose to be here on the main page. Please comment. David Haslam 19:07, 12 November 2008 (UTC)

Thanks to Osk for starting to follow this up. David Haslam 21:47, 13 November 2008 (UTC)

I have deleted the links to the Ideal frontend wishlist - it is a massive page with a lot of useful stuff hidden under garbage and outdated things - we need to cull that to size before we make it reappear.refdoc:talk


Please restrict the listing of front-ends on the Main Page to those which are at least at beta test status. It is better to list new front-end development projects in the Current Projects page. David Haslam 19:24, 14 April 2010 (UTC)

xulsword & phpsword

xulsword was originally developed as Windows based front-end, but more recently has also been adapted as a Firefox extension.

phpsword is part of the xulsword project, but is a server based front-end. For a demonstration, please visit IBT Bible Browser.

David Haslam 14:07, 26 July 2012 (MDT)

With the changes to Mozilla Firefox add-ons infrastructure, xulsword is no longer available as a Firefox extension. David Haslam (talk) 01:47, 8 January 2018 (MST)

C# bindings

I have just removed the following link from the Development pane.

This is already linked from the page DevTools:Bindings. A link from the main page isn't required. --David Haslam (talk) 07:23, 8 January 2018 (MST) The Bindings are one of the most crucial feature of the library and are very much main page material. Please do not edit anything in this section. refdoc:talk 11:50, 8 January 2018 (MST)

Program Crash

Whatever we decide to do with the Program Crash page, it shouldn't be linked from the Main Page, but merely from one of the Support pages. --David Haslam (talk) 15:36, 8 January 2018 (MST)

It's very technical, and wouldn't be understood by the casual visitor. --David Haslam (talk) 15:37, 8 January 2018 (MST)
And that is not true. This is a technical place and there is no point in hiding pages like this.refdoc:talk 00:35, 9 January 2018 (MST)
It's not something to see immediately behind the "front door". Surely a link from one of the Help pages would suffice? That's not the same as hiding it. It's merely putting it in its proper place. In a well designed wiki, not everything should be linked from the Main Page! David Haslam (talk) 05:45, 9 January 2018 (MST)


Making the Whiteboard section title into a link makes it stand out too prominently against all the other section titles. IMHO, it's better to have plain text for the section heading, and a link to the Whiteboard page as a bullet point item. David Haslam (talk) 06:56, 11 January 2018 (MST)

Done! David Haslam (talk) 07:14, 11 January 2018 (MST)


I've restructured this section and added a link to our copy of the OSIS 2.1.1 XSD file, which is useful to have on the main page while the BibleTechnologies website is unavailable. David Haslam (talk) 11:40, 11 January 2018 (MST)

OSIS being jargon, I have made the section heading verbose. David Haslam (talk) 11:41, 11 January 2018 (MST)


The linked page title Contributions is somewhat vague and gives no indication what such page is for and why one should visit it. David Haslam (talk) 21:16, 28 June 2018 (UTC)


Whenever a new wiki page is created, please remember to include in it a suitable category or categories. David Haslam (talk) 21:18, 28 June 2018 (UTC)