User:David Haslam

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David Haslam is active in developing Go Bible modules for Java ME enabled mobile phones.


I am an experienced Wikipedian.


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CrossWire activities

The Go Bible project

I am the Go Bible project leader for CrossWire. The related page content has been moved to Projects:Go Bible. The sidebar of the Go Bible Team blog lists several more relevant links.

Software development

In 2010, we released Go Bible 2.4.0 (together with Go Bible Creator).
In 2011, we released Go Bible Creator 2.4.1 (which still uses Go Bible Core 2.4.0) as a minor bug-fix.
Later in 2011, we released Go Bible Creator 2.4.3 and Go Bible 2.4.2 as maintenance bug-fixes.

Go Bible Forum

I am the main support person for the Go Bible Forum. This takes up a significant part of my time. As well as responding to user questions, I use the forum to post all sorts of useful information relating to Bible software. Please register & sign in to get the best from this forum. Several categories are accessible only when you are signed in.

Copyright lobbying

I spend a proportion of my time researching Bible translations and copyright lobbying, with a view to getting more Biblical content available for distribution by CrossWire, whether as SWORD modules or Go Bible applications. Whenever it's appropriate, I usually note these approaches in Module Requests.

Text pre-processing

Several projects involve pre-processing Bible text from various (legacy} formats that are unsupported by Go Bible Creator or SWORD utilities. This is an ongoing activity that I am involved in, sometimes with help from other CrossWire volunteers.

TextPipe Standard

In the course of my CrossWire & Go Bible activities, I have developed many bespoke file filters using TextPipe Standard edition. It's one of my favourite software resources.

Module making

During 2011, I have begun to learn how to make SWORD modules. Among my current projects is an aim to convert the translations hosted by Myanmar Bibles.

Other activities

I am an administrator for this wiki. I regularly participate in the sword-devel mailing list (aka SWORD Developers' Collaboration Forum).