[sword-devel] Why Sword?

Daniel Glassey sword-devel@crosswire.org
Mon, 11 Feb 2002 12:55:54 -0000

This is a great idea. I definitely think we should do this. Are there any other things 
that would be useful.


On 11 Feb 2002 at 23:21, David White sent forth the message:

> On Mon, 2002-02-11 at 23:00, Daniel Glassey wrote:
> > 
> > Good idea, just need to decide where to put the files. I assume /usr/share/sword is 
> > the right place since that fits the FHS?
> > It also needs work on the website jsp that puts the modules together.
> I would suggest that when sword is installed, it installs a script into,
> perhaps /usr/bin, called sword-config. This would be able to be queried
> by other programs for sword configuration information.
> For example,
> sword-config --modules-path
> would print out the path to modules. That way the Makefile can simply
> have the command
> cp * `sword-config --modules-path`
> if sword-config is not present, it can also print a message saying that
> Sword doesn't seem to be installed. Further, compilation of frontends,
> such as BibleTime can use this script, using a different extension, such
> as:
> sword-config --libs
> would expand to -lsword (and whatever other libs sword might need).
> Likewise,
> sword-config --include
> would expand to -I/path/to/sword/include
> You might already have a better system in place, but this would be my
> suggestion. Gtk+ uses a system much like this.
> > 
> > > - It would also be good to have RPMs, as this is a widely used format
> > > under Linux.
> > 
> > again that's a good idea. I've written scripts that automatically create DEBs for all the 
> > modules, but I don't know anything about how to do that for RPMs.
> Yeah, I don't know anything about RPMs either. I just know that *lots*
> of Linux users love them, and if users love them, then they are A Good
> Thing to have. I know lots of people who don't even get software if it's
> not available as an RPM.
> God Bless,
> David.

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