Wishlist/Bible Reader

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Most handheld platforms have some sort of bible, or religeous text reader. An excellent example would be bible+ for the palm platform. A good generic approach so that the reader was designed to read any religeous text would be a good idea.

This is probably redundant if a good generic ebook reader can be be found/developed. What are compelling advantages of a "bible reader" over an "ebook reader"?
Most religeous texts are broken into separate books. Another issue is that individuals may want to see dual language versions with a religeous text (IE, for the new testament, greek/english). Beyond the segmentation into books, each verse of a religeous text is usually noted. If I were reading a traditional book, I wouldn't care what verse I was reading, but with a religeous text, the verse/line pairing is important. I am fairly sure that these approaches are true of all abrahamic religeons, however, I would suspect that they are also true of other religeons as well.

I've registered at the sword-devel list and got links to two python sword projects [1], [2]. First Step to get a good biblereader for openmoko is to think about the interface, because the rest is already ready in other projects I think, the only difference is the interface. A very important point for me is, it should be usable without pen! --White gecko 01:53, 6 September 2008 (UTC)

QPSword looks good, but we need a fingerinterface. --White gecko 15:41, 6 September 2008 (UTC)


Work has started to port the GoBible Reader to the Openmoko, code is in the GoBible repository. It is based on Java (jamvm, classpath and swt). A couple of screenshots:

GoBibleSWT-Screenshot-3.png GoBibleSWT-Screenshot-4.png

Linux desktop bible readers

A very nice enviroment is the sword project: [3]

Here are the applications runing on Linux (desktop):

maybe one of this can be ported to Openmoko.

I think we need a special interface for openmoko, with no menus and view buttons on one screen-view --White gecko 01:58, 6 September 2008 (UTC)
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