Von: Pavel Bure [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Gesendet: Montag, 14. August 2006 17:38
An: Lopin, Lennart
Betreff: Re: AW: Pali Text Reader for Pocket PC
Monday, August 14, 2006, 10:53:16 AM, you wrote:
LL> Dear Pavel,
LL> This single news is soooo cool! You really caught me by surprise.
LL> First, let me thank you for your effort! Let me offer you a few
LL> ideas, how we could "synergize" our efforts:
LL> 1.) If you like, i will add you to the list of Sourceforge
LL> developers for PTR
OK, but this should be done after publishing my code. Use my nickname
LL> 2.) If you like, i will give you access to the pali text
LL> reader's sourceforge - homepage: We could add some web pages to the
LL> current website telling about your Pocket PC version
This will be possible when my version is ready for distrubution. Currently I
don't even have an installer for it. Developers and testers should install
it manually by now.
LL> 3.) If you don't mind, we could check in your version as a
LL> separate module into Pali Text Readers SVN repository
LL> 4.) If you don't like No 3.) you could start another SF
LL> project yourself (it probably depends on how much different the
LL> versions are. I am REALLY curious, how much you had to change,
LL> whether compiling it on the CE Framework was "easy" (especially the
LL> webcontrol component) and how long it takes to load.
What I did is not a port of Desktop Pali Text Reader to Pocket PC. The idea
was to make it possible to read tipitaka on the Pocket PC, integrate a
dictionary and the ability to bookmark pages. This was inspired by original
Pali text reader.
The first version of my program was written in .NET compact framework, C#.
However, I couldn't integrate a dictionary because I couldn't find a way to
copy selected text from HTML control and to supply my own context menu for
This made me to rewrite the whole application in eMbedded Visual C++. In
this environment I succeded to integrate a dictionary and made lookups
pretty fast. :-)) eMbedded Visual C++ can be downloaded for free from
LL> In any case, we could upload a file release you got to sourceforge
LL> for others to download...
I think there should be ONE project. There is no need to create a new one.
We should unite our efforts. I always stand for it.
LL> 5.) As you might have seen, i am heavy underway for a first
LL> BETA release myself. Are you already working with the SVN sourcecode
LL> or is your version based on some "older" source code version?
I don't use SVN sourcecode since the application is now written in C++.
To improve performance on the PocketPC I decided to create a special
"Pocket" version of Pali Canon Library that is split into smaller chapters.
I'm currently working on the converter that is a desktop PC application. It
should be able to create this "Pocket" library from CSCD files, so you don't
have to download it.
This application is not yet complete, but while working of it I found some
bugs in AaalekhDecoder that is currently in the SVN. I send you my version
of AalekhDecoder.cs with whis message. I fixed some bugs and made it create
better HTML in some books like sutta nipata (see the enclosed sample).
If it is OK to send you my C++ code, i will send it to you together with
compiled binaries. I want someone to test my program and see if it really
works and worth using. This person needs to have a pocket PC 2003 or higher.
I don't know whether my program works on older versions.