[sword-devel] modules for debian

Trevor Jenkins sword-devel@crosswire.org
Mon, 29 Jan 2001 21:30:02 +0000 (GMT)

On Mon, 29 Jan 2001, Ben Armstrong <synrg@sanctuary.nslug.ns.ca> wrote:

> On Mon, Jan 29, 2001 at 04:18:28PM +0000, Trevor Jenkins wrote:
> > The following are essential "nice to haves" but certainly shouldn't be
> > considered "core" modules.
> > 
> > > 1 commentary - Matthew Henry Concise (~1.4MB)
> > > Strongs references - Standard greek and Hebrew references (~800k)
> > > Dictionary - Eastons or Naves or both (~1MB and ~700k)
> I think "core" is the wrong term.

yes but ...

> ... "Core" suggests "stuff that libsword
> needs to work properly". 

The implication is greater than that. If only certain modules are included
in the Debian distribution/mirrors that exactly what people will
think. "These files are included in the distibution ergo they must be
essential to the correct opertaion of the program."

> It seems what we are looking for is a usable
> enough sampling of the modules available for sword that the package could
> be used with what Debian alone provides quite successfully by most
> (English-speaking) people.  It gives the user an idea of what sword is
> capable of without having to provide every single module within Debian.

Whilst that's a laudable intent I do not believe that this is how people
will view the inclusion of a selected few modules.

Regards, Trevor

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