[Pkg-crosswire-devel] Bibledit-Xiphos and Bibledit-Bibletime

Teus Benschop teusjannette at gmail.com
Tue Oct 18 06:48:01 BST 2011

On Tue, 2011-10-18 at 00:07 +0100, Dmitrijs Ledkovs wrote:
> Doesn't bibledit from Debian archive already work with Xiphos for two
> way verse sync? I was under impression we packaged that already.
> I'll check if this functionality is present, and package it if not,
> when I have time. Thanks for the packaging request.

I am glad that you consider packing Bibledit-Xiphos, when time permits,
and in case the functionality is not present in the current package.

It is correct that this functionality has been packaged in the past. It
was then part of Bibledit. Bibledit put the request onto the dbus and so
it arrived to Xiphos. This worked. But after some time I changed the
mechanism to a more open format, so that every resource program could
then implement its own synchronizing mechanism without affecting
Bibledit. Thus there are now interfaces for Xiphos, for Bibletime, for
the Online Bible, for Paratext, and for BibleWorks. All of these
interfaces are separate programs. Bibledit does not know about any of
them, yet it works together. This open construction allows for quickly
implementing new resources that can synchronized.

This is how it works now:
- Bibledit-Gtk sends its focused verse reference to a Bibledit-Web
server. This server can be on the internet or on localhost, or indeed
anywhere where the clients can access it through a network connection.
- Bibledit-Xiphos connects to Bibledit-Web, and waits till it gets a new
reference. As soon as this reference comes, it then sends it on to the
dbus. Xiphos picks it up from there.

The old system, where Bibledit sent the focused verse straight to the
dbus no longer works. This code has been removed from the Bibledit-Gtk

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