[sword-devel] InstallMgr improvements

Troy A. Griffitts scribe at crosswire.org
Sun Jan 2 06:24:35 MST 2005

A few corrections:

	./installmgr -init  #to initialize installmgr. NOTE: -init, not -i

	You might need to be root on your *nix system if your sword modules are 
installed systemwide, like at /usr/share/sword

	I'll post a new InstallManager.exe for windows soon that links against 
the new library, so we can get some windows feedback from you.


Troy A. Griffitts wrote:
> The InstallMgr code has be updated to include support for recursive 
> directory installations.  This is needed to support modules that contain 
> images and other media in subdirectories of their DataPath.
> I've temporarily augmented our Finney genbook module with an image for 
> testing (sorry Chris for temporarily corrupting a module, but the 
> currently released installmgr code shouldn't download the extra 
> subdirectory)
> Quickest access to the engine code is with the commandline installmgr 
> utility under sword/utilities/installmgr, and you can test with a 
> command like:
> ./installmgr -i     #to initialize installmgr in case you've never used 
> it before
> ./installmgr -ri crosswire Finney   #to download and install the Finney 
> module from crosswire
> check for finney datapath directory and new image subdirectory installed 
> in your current module-set.
> ./installmgr -u Finney  #uninstall Finney and be sure we've cleaned up 
> all datafiles, including image subdirectory.
> If you're calling installmgr engine code directory from your 
> application, the API has changed slightly:
> Names have been changed to better reflect our standard naming 
> conventions, and make more sense.
> The 2 status reporting virtual methods have been moved from InstallMgr 
> class to a new StatusReporter class, and the InstallMgr constructor 
> takes an instance of your subclassed StatusReporter.
> There is also a new mechanism to provide your own FTP tranport code, in 
> case you don't have CURL on your machine.  There is a new base class: 
> FTPTransport that implements basic FTP functions and exposes a single 
> virtual method to override for subclasses:
> char FTPTransport::getURL(const char *destPath, const char *sourceURL);
> if you override this method and provide your own implementation to 
> retrieve sourceURL and save it to destPath, then you can supply this 
> subclass to the InstallMgr by overriding:
> FTPTransport *InstallMgr::createFTPTransport(const char *host, 
> StatusReporter *statusReporter);
> The default implementation returns our CURL or FTPLib subclass of 
> FTPTransport (I don't think FTPLib is completely functional yet:
>      return new CURLFTPTransport(host, statusReporter);
> #else
>      return new FTPLibFTPTransport(host, statusReporter);
> #endif
> There have been some other useful methods added around the API recently 
> to support this and other things, you might check the ChangeLog or 
> unaptly named sword-cvs archives for svn checkins:
> http://www.crosswire.org/pipermail/sword-cvs/
>     -Troy.
> PS.  I'm excited about and look hopefully toward all the desires to help!!!
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