[sword-devel] InstallMgr / Version info for modules

Troy A. Griffitts sword-devel@crosswire.org
Mon, 03 Jan 2000 17:07:08 -0700

	Yes, you can get the version info from the module's .conf file:
There is also:
information to see what has changes between a users current module
version and what is available.  Both of these mechanisms are taken
advantage of in the InstallManager code.

The X InstallMgr is coming along a litter slower than I expected.  I
decided to take a different approach after beginning the project. 
Currently I'm attempting to port some of the VCL components that we use
to gtk+ and then leave the gtk+ specific code in an implementation class
so that hopefully we will be able to write a Qt implementation class for
these also.

Yes, I know about VDK.  But I'm shooting for a more portable, smaller
subset of the VCL, as a true port-- not mere a VCL-like component
library built exclusively for gtk+.

This decision came about after reading Borland's Kylix announcement. 
I'm hoping we can replace this hack with the real thing in March.

Torsten Uhlmann wrote:
> Hi,
> greetings from Germany. We experienced no trouble going into the new year.
> Let this be a year where our lord and saviour can show his light thru us!
> I wonder if there is a way to get a version information off of a packaged module (from the installed and the one in a remote repository). When writing an InstallManager it would be neat to tell people: Hey, you have this modules installed (your version), but a newer one is available (version). Do you want to update?
> That would make it easier for people to keep track with the version of modules.
> Maybe this already exists. One of our programmers wants to write an Install Manager for BibleTime. I pointed him to the GTK sources in CVS but this info might be of value for him, too.
> God bless you!
> kind regards,
> Torsten Uhlmann
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> TUhlmann@gmx.de
> http://www.bibletime.de
> http://www.tuhlmann.purespace.de
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> Wise men still seek him!