Current Projects

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Use this page to provide information about current projects and proposals for new software applications.

Active support projects

Project Name Brief Description Status Pumpkin Holder Ants
Wycliffe SWORDWeb Deployment Setup and deploy SWORDWeb on WBT server. Automate grabbing of new OSIS files from a repository and generating sword modules from such, which are web published with SWORDWeb. Planning, some initial proof of concept deployment of SWORDWeb, but not final env. scribe
Alternate Versifications Support alternate versifications for Bibles in SWORD. Plan: Produce a Bible using treekey{testament/book/ch/vs} structure, create VerseTreeKey subclass of VerseKey which has a TreeKey as its data source. Add entry to module.conf: KeyType=VerseTreeKey Code for VerseKey Bibles implemented and released; requirements gathering and basic impl. for VerseTreeKey scribe
UBS Translator Upload Facility Provide an upload page on for UBS translators to upload their in-progress OSIS files, which will then be converted with automation to sword modules and web published via a separate instance of SWORDWeb. Planning.
SWORDWeb merge of passagestudy.jsp and parallelstudy.jsp There is no real reason for having separate pages for single- / multi-column display. Merge any functionality left on passagestudy.jsp, which parallel study.jsp does not already support and then make one display page. Next step will be to merge displaylevel2 displays of genbooks with this new, common display page. Planning. Have been slowly adding functionality to paralleldisplay.jsp for some time now.
NASB Lexicons Convert Lockman Lexicon data to complete NASB module for Lockman to sell Both the Greek and Hebrew have been encoded into TEI. These are now going through internal review. After that it will be made into a module for further internal review. DM Smith
Map Module Create a new module type, map, that indexes images as a collection of tuples (image, place name, xy-coord). This could use Troy's papyrus tagger and map images. Add Sword support for dynamically identifying place names in displayed text according to the "place name" vocabulary of a map module. Requirements gathering
Prepare for i18n translation of SWORDWeb and CrossWire HTML Before translation of the website and webtools can occur, the actual content need to be updated Moved sword website into svn. Still need to move crosswire into svn. ghellings, gmarine

New front-end applications

Use this section to announce work begun for developing new SWORD or JSword based front-ends. They should be mentioned here even if they are only at the proof of concept stage, so that may prevent duplication of effort.

Tyndale STEP

Android platform

  • Troy has begun work on developing an Android front-end called Bishop. A preliminary APK file is now available for early testing. Visit the CrossWire mobile-devel mailing list if you would like to help.
  • It is feasible to convert any J2ME application to an Android APK using the J2ME Bridge service available at Several Go Bible applications have been converted as an experiment. The conversion process works OK, but leaves the MIDlet icon unchanged in size, which does not conform to Android guidelines. NB. Some languages did not have font support by default.

Java ME application framework

  • Go Bible is not a SWORD front-end per se. Nevertheless it is CrossWire's first project for the Java ME application framework. Project leader is David Haslam.

Blackberry smart phones

  • Go Bible source code has been adapted and successfully ported to the Blackberry platform. It includes full support for touch-screen controls. Download The Bible via a link in

Qt Framework

  • BibleTime Mini project based on BibleTime source code and optimized for use on mobile devices. It runs now on Windows and Windows Mobile platforms, but it is easy to port it on other mobile platforms supported by Qt (Symbian, MeeGo, Maemo, Android).

Ideas for new projects

Developer To Do Lists