Be sure to read INSTALL for information on how to get the software
built, configured, and running properly.
Get the latest source and info at:
You can try a './configure' (or optionally './usrinst.sh'
for a useful development options configuration), then 'make' from
this directory. This should compile everthing needed. You may type
'./configure --help' to see a list of options.
If all compiles fine, a 'make install' (as root, probably) will
install libs to your system and you may begin using the library.
There are a few basic tests (tests/), start of a test suite
(tests/testsuite/), utilities (utilities/), and examples
(examples/), in the tree.
To install modules, have a look at utilities/installmgr
For some basic lookup and search utilities, see
If you are an end user looking for a nice SWORD, graphical Bible study
software suite, then you'll probably want to download one of the
many nice frontends found at
./buildtest.cpp compiles to the executable 'buildtest' as a test to
see if the libs have compiled and can be linked against successfully.
This is NOT the final target of the build, nor does anything useful.
Alternatively, you can try building with CMake. CMake is an alternative
make system for muliple platforms. You might have a great experience
using the CMake build system. See:
cmake/README for more information
Other language bindings can be found in the ./bindings directory:
flatapi.cpp is a useful extern "C" interface for making bindings easier.
Kylix bindings (and maybe Delphi bindings) may be found in sword/bindings/clx
CORBA (orbit-c++) bindings with Java example classes in /bindings/corba
Perl stuff in bindings/perl
SWIG stuff (Python, Perl) in bindings/swig
You may find project files under lib/bcppmake
You may find project files under lib/vcppmake
You will need to place sword32.dll in your winsys
directory or elsewhere in your path. You can find source to
build the dll using ./bindings/flatapi.cpp
or a binary at: ftp://crosswire.org/pub/sword/utils/win32/bcdlls.zip
header file is include/SwordAPI.pas
CLX components can be found under bindings/clx/
Have a look in bindings/swig/vstudio/
Binaries may be found at: ftp://crosswire.org/pub/sword/utils/win32/vcdlls.zip
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