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ChadJohnson
04-04-2005, 09:08 AM
I've made (and am still working on) a Bible program in C++. It has a really nice interface, it let's you search (really fast), and it let's you look up any chapter. It will eventually let you use concordances and commentaries, as well as look up footnotes.

I need a name - a good name. Any ideas? Maybe even something Greek/Hebrew.

RoD
04-04-2005, 09:14 AM
Got Jesus?

sean
04-04-2005, 09:14 AM
"Rebooted"

RoD
04-04-2005, 09:16 AM
bible 1.0

ChadJohnson
04-04-2005, 09:18 AM
Seriously...eBible is taken, eSword is taken, something...not necessarily with an 'e' prefix...

sean
04-04-2005, 09:19 AM
"The Word". Or something more hip, like, "Word to your Mom".

Govtcheez
04-04-2005, 09:35 AM
Grand Theft Auto: Jerusalem
This is your Jesus
Wheel of Jesus
Leisure Suit Larry 50: Bathsheba Branches Out
Shadrach, Meshach, and Jazz Jackrabbit

sean
04-04-2005, 09:40 AM
Proverbs 17:16 - "The Price Is Right!!"

Govtcheez
04-04-2005, 09:44 AM
"David, how much would you expect to pay for this dishwasher?"
"5 sheep, Bob!"
"Actual retail price.... 2 goats, your firstborn, and a bucket of sand. I'm sorry David, you've gone over. Now you have to fight the lions."
"Aw, man!"

ober
04-04-2005, 09:57 AM
Lmao!!!! Hahahaha...

ChadJohnson
04-04-2005, 10:20 AM
how bout

SwordStudy
SwordSearch
SwordReference
eScripture
SwordReader

ober
04-04-2005, 10:57 AM
I'm not sure why you're so stuck on the word Sword... if eScripture isn't taken, that sounds like the best to me.

Govtcheez
04-04-2005, 11:15 AM
Pope John Paul 3: Pope Harder

edit: SwordReference is a really bad name.

joshdick
04-04-2005, 11:25 AM
TurboBible
VisualScriptures

Govtcheez
04-04-2005, 11:41 AM
Bible++

Hunter2
04-04-2005, 12:39 PM
Macrohard Textual Scriptures-- 2006 Leisure Revision.

Zach L.
04-04-2005, 02:00 PM
iGod

Brain Cell
04-04-2005, 02:38 PM
haha , Zach beat me to the 'i' thing. I was about to suggest iBible :p

how about ... Biblogram !!! (bible + program)

*EDIT* or "The Bible in 24 days"

ChadJohnson
04-04-2005, 02:59 PM
I asked one of my professors for a Greek word, and she came up with allethia (AE-LA-THEE-YA) meaning truth. It's that or SwordFish. What do you think about those names (for real - seriously. I'm putting it on sourceforge soon so I need a name).

sean
04-04-2005, 03:01 PM
What's with this sword thing? Am I missing something? I think SwordFish would be a really cool name if there was some meaning behind the sword thing.

ChadJohnson
04-04-2005, 03:03 PM
Well sword refers to the Bible because scripture is used as a 'weapon'.

sean
04-04-2005, 03:05 PM
Ah I see. Well if that's fairly commonly understood, I think SwordFish is an awesome name.

Jeremy G
04-04-2005, 04:19 PM
The Binary Word


I think that has lots of potential. Considering the the bible is the word of god, and is in binary format that you are reading it.

Govtcheez
04-04-2005, 04:24 PM
You seem really into it, but all the sword names really, really suck.

Hunter2
04-04-2005, 04:29 PM
Along Jeremy G's line, I'd like to suggest DWORD: A nice pun off of computer jargon, and it is essentially a perfectly accurate description, although admittedly spelled slightly wrong - "De Word" :D

RoD
04-04-2005, 04:41 PM
Pope John Paul 3: Pope Harder



LMFAO!!! New sig!!

Sang-drax
04-04-2005, 04:43 PM
Bibleography

Rouss
04-04-2005, 04:48 PM
Bible++

I think we have a winner.

Lurker
04-04-2005, 04:54 PM
Arabic:
Al-Kitaab (The Book)
Maliknaa (Our Master / Lord)

Course, those would make it sound like the Quran, but meh.


BibleAnytime

Gah, I don't know. I'm not in thinking mode.

Brain Cell
04-04-2005, 05:10 PM
you're really into arabic Lurker ,aren't you? ;)

first name is used commonly in arabic communities to refer to the Quran , so its not suitible. The second , well , we don't really refer to god as "lord" or "master" , but maybe Arab christians do.

He should stick to english IMO..

B0bDole
04-04-2005, 05:11 PM
The Bible: Electronic Edition

ChadJohnson
04-04-2005, 06:11 PM
Well I've decided on Alethia (Greek for "truth"). My favorites were Swordfish and DWORD.

The project will be hosted on sourceforge (up in 2 days or less) - http://alethia.sourceforge.net/

I have some memory leaks and some more touch-ups to do, but version 1.0 will hopefully be up by the end of the month. Bookmark that page, download it when it's released, and tell me what you think. It's only for Windows right now, but there will eventually be Linux/UNIX/Mac versions.

Thanks for the suggestions (yea and the jokes too)!

gcn_zelda
04-04-2005, 08:36 PM
Thanks for the suggestions (yea and the jokes too)!

I didn't notice any non-joke suggestions :P

Zach L.
04-04-2005, 10:41 PM
haha , Zach beat me to the 'i' thing. I was about to suggest iBible :p

how about ... Biblogram !!! (bible + program)

*EDIT* or "The Bible in 24 days"

Yeah... It's Apple's newest product: The iGod Mini. :cool:

sean
04-04-2005, 10:45 PM
Click here to get a free iGod Mini!!!

'fess up if you actually clicked the link...

Hunter2
04-05-2005, 10:58 AM
Hm, there might be something to this.. the iGod Shuffle is compact and gives you a different bible verse every time you run it, and the trademark mouse that comes with it will let everyone know that you read the Bible in style!

Brain Cell
04-05-2005, 02:48 PM
Click here to get a free iGod Mini!!!

'fess up if you actually clicked the link...

i hovered my mouse pointer over it , does that count?

Lurker
04-05-2005, 03:22 PM
you're really into arabic Lurker ,aren't you? ;)

Yup; who wouldn't want a skill that the US government will pay you damn good money for? I learn a language that I already want to learn, and I get paid a Sh!tload of money for it :D :D.


first name is used commonly in arabic communities to refer to the Quran , so its not suitible.

Course, those would make it sound like the Quran, but meh. ;) .

ChadJohnson
04-12-2005, 03:10 AM
Alrighty, I just released version 1.0 at http://sourceforge.net/projects/aletheia

Try it and tell me what you think.

I spelled it Aletheia instead of Alethia. This release is only for Windows, but I'll release one for Linux later on.

It's 4:00 AM. I'm going to bed :-)

nickname_changed
04-12-2005, 05:54 AM
For what it's worth ChadJohnson, I think thats a fantastic idea for some software (and I've never even read a Bible).

Hunter2
04-12-2005, 05:48 PM
Looks good to me. Simple, user-friendly, no annoying splash screen or 5 minute "Please wait, loading bible now". A few suggestions for future features:
1) A table of contents feature
2) A GUI button for "next chapter"
3) A way to save notes on certain passages, or even just to highlight them
4) Highlighting of search terms in displayed search results

I look forward to future updates :)

firestorm
04-12-2005, 08:17 PM
nice program chad :)
Hunter had some good ideas and here is 1 also :)
Mayb create a spot for people to put their favorite scripts or have a notepad to the side for adding this
Looks good so far, keep it up

-fire

ChadJohnson
04-12-2005, 09:06 PM
What kinds of things might be in a table of contents?

I'm planning on doing a highlight feature - should I have it highlight the entire verse that the search result points to, or should I just have it highlight the keywords?

I'm also planning on notes entry.

For favorite verses/passages, should I have it actually highlight the favorites as they come up? For instance, if I've marked John 3:16 as a favorite, and John chapter 3 is looked up, would it be good to have it highlight it (in color different from search highlighting)?

Hunter2
04-13-2005, 10:26 AM
Well, for Table of Contents I was just thinking perhaps a collapsible tree-view sort of thing:


Genesis
1.
i) Creation
ii) Adam and Eve
...
2.
i) Abraham
ii) ...
...

Exodus
...
Leviticus
...
etc.
The only problem with this, is that it requires the bible file to include titles at various places within chapters.. I know many bibles do, but I'm not sure if they're part of the translation or if they're just added later, and if they're not part of the bible itself then this won't work. If that's the case, you might try just putting a list of books in the table of contents, with each being a hyperlink sort of thing linking to the first chapter/verse of the book.

About highlight, it's really up to you - usually search engines just highlight the keyword, although that sometimes takes away from the context. Perhaps you could highlight the whole verse, with the search term in a different colour.

I like the favourites idea, maybe you could have it put a '*' at the beginning or end of the quote, and if you click the '*' then it highlights the verse? Also you might like to experiment with enclosing it in []. Best yet, have several options for the user to choose :D

misplaced
04-13-2005, 01:42 PM
Hey, your first bug report. If you don't select the version before looking something up it crashes.

oh yea, can i get a copy of that icon?

ChadJohnson
04-13-2005, 01:45 PM
Thanks - I'll add it to the list. If you guys don't mind, could you guys post the bugs and feature requests on the sourceforge site?

The icon is not mine to give out - I found it somewhere on the Internet and it's just temporary. I'll be making my own.

How do you guys like the MDI interface? Should I change it and make it use tabs instead, or just use one document?

Felix
04-13-2005, 02:24 PM
Pisces (=fish=Jesus)? Or just call it 'Testament' or whatever.

Hunter2
04-13-2005, 05:04 PM
Tabs are really nice, but MDI has its benefits too. It'd be really cool to have both :D

>>Pisces (=fish=Jesus)? Or just call it 'Testament' or whatever.
Call it w3rd. ;)

Felix
04-14-2005, 02:13 PM
Tabs are really nice, but MDI has its benefits too. It'd be really cool to have both :D

>>Pisces (=fish=Jesus)? Or just call it 'Testament' or whatever.
Call it w3rd. ;)
Your nick reminds me of this (http://www.bash.org/?244321).

Hunter2
04-14-2005, 08:24 PM
:eek: :mad: So that's how people are getting into my CProg account! :p