[sword-devel] Field additions to module .conf files
Mon, 18 Feb 2002 18:31:16 -0800
While were at it we might want to add approximate module sizes so that I can
show the information in the InstallMgr before someone actually downloads the
module. Some of those modules are huge and end users want to know that
before they sit in front of their computers. Just my 2 cents.
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From: "Jonathan Hughes" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, February 18, 2002 12:31 AM
Subject: [sword-devel] Field additions to module .conf files
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> Hey Chris,
> I would like to propose the addition of a number of fields in the .conf
> files of the text modules. There are two reason that I would like to
> these fields. The first is so that people will have the information on
> copyright holders and who they need to contact with each of the modules
> when we send out the CD with locked and unlocked modules.) The second
> is so I can use SWMgr to have a dynamic copyright website that has up to
> minute information for each of the modules. I could use a database to
> all the copyright information however that would create redundant
> since some of the same information will be and already is in the .conf
> Here are the fields I would like to add and a short description of what
> *CopyrightHolder=what company, organization or person owns the copyright
> the module.
> *ContactName=who to contact for permissions, for companies or
> there is sometimes someone specific in the organization to contact. This
> field will not always have a value.
> *ContactAddress=address used to contact
> *ContactE-mail=e-mail address used to contact
> *ContactPhone=phone number used to contact
> *CopyrightNotes=field for misc. information about the who to contact and
> copyright itself.
> *DistributeLicense=what the current license for distribution is: locked,
> public domain, personal use only, other restrictions
> *DistributeDescription=terms of distribution (ie free for personal use, in
> the public domain: freely distribute)
> *DistributeSource=where to find the module, this might be needed if some
> copyright holders opt to host the module and unlocking mechanism on their
> *DistributeNotes=field for misc. information on distribution.
> These fields should be added to all module .conf files not just those of
> locked modules. That way this information, specifically the distribution
> information will be clearly spelled out for all modules and there will not
> any point of confussion.
> We will need to setup an appropriate way (web interface, vi, emacs, etc)
> update the .conf files when we have new information, whether it will be to
> add information to a module or update existing information.
> Chris, others, what are your thoughts, areas that I need to clarify?!
> In Christ,
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