I have written a short article on the design of SwordSearcher Bible Study Software — this is an article I hope will help newcomers understand a bit about how SwordSearcher is supposed to work in their Bible study.
I’m finally done preparing a new version of SwordSearcher Bible Software — version 4.6. The “official” release date is tomorrow (Feb 1, 2005), but I managed to get everything up today. Check out the revision history.
4.6 took me a lot longer to finalize than I originally expected, but it’s done and shipping! There are three new study resources this time, but the changes I am most pleased with are mostly cosmetic and internal. I’ve improved a lot of my code in regards to the display, so things are “snappier” now (not that they were ever slow). Also, I hired a graphic artist to redesign my toolbar glyphs, so SwordSearcher has an overall more ‘modern’ look to it now.
On a more technical note, SwordSearcher is now being developed with Delphi 2005. The previous version of SwordSearcher was done in Delphi 6. I must say that I really like Borland’s improvements to Delphi. There are a lot of features that had been lacking in Delphi 7, and it’s nice that they finally “caught up” with their competition in the desktop application development market. But Borland released D2005 too early. Too many annoyances/bugs that should have been dealt with before it was released marred D2005. Maybe they will get their act together with the next update…
Today I’ve released a new version of SwordSearcher Bible Software: version 4.5. I’ve also redesigned the SwordSearcher website.
Bible Software Review has posted an interview with me.