[sword-devel] some updates

Daniel Glassey sword-devel@crosswire.org
Mon, 25 Jun 2001 11:44:49 +0100

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Hi Chris and other module makers
While you are updating the modules would it be possible to think 
about changing a few more things. I sent the attached mail a while 
back but there was no response then. If things were organised 
something like this we should be able to autogenerate rpms and debs.


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Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2001 11:33:18 -0000

I've started packing some modules for Debian, but it's rather tedious 
by hand (especially trying to extract the copyright from amongst 
other info). I'm sure it could be automated, but the modules would 
need to be standardised.
At the moment different files are included in the module directory 
depending on the modules, readmes, copyright stuff, ... 

I would propose:
(1) only 1 copy of <module>.conf - in mods.d (it's too confusing if 
there is one in the module directory as well.)
(2)a separate directory doc/<module> where any extra documentation 
for the module goes.
(3)a copyright directory where the copyright goes in a file <module>
(4)_only_ module data files go in the module directory 
(5)the copyright could also be a specific part of <module>.conf


P.S. I've had a quick look at the jsword files and am thinking about 
adding a pkgType tgz for module.tar.gz. (it helps for making debs if 
the source is like that) using the java tar module 
(www.gjt.org where the files are is down at the mo though :/ )
but I'm not sure how to intergrate it, though it ought to be similar to 
ZipStream, and don't have anything set up to test it on. 

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