[sword-devel] New development on Mac
bergmannmd at yahoo.de
Sat Sep 8 15:25:10 MST 2007
Am 09.09.2007 um 00:15 schrieb DM Smith:
> I'd like to suggest that we use a more Mac friendly location for
> modules than ~/.sword. The Mac way seems to be to put resources under
> ~/Library/Application Support. I'd like to suggest having the module
> directory be there and called Sword. Currently this is where
> BibleDesktop/JSword put modules.
Yep. It should be done according to the Apple style guidelines.
> Also, I'd like for modules to be installed in a more typical SWORD
> way. That is, the modules are stored in a library containing mods.d
> and modules rather than individually (as in KJV.swd containing its
> own mods.d and modules)
Well, in MacSword the "typical" SWORD installation of mosules was
also possible but you had to install them manually.
The module bundle (.swd) was just an additional feature. Whenever you
opened such a bundle, the main Sword manager module path had been
Anyway, the new application will have a module installer which has a
fixed Sword module path under "~/Library/Application Support" but
will also able to read the .swd files.
> On Sep 8, 2007, at 10:14 AM, Manfred Bergmann wrote:
>> I want to starting a new frontend on the Mac platform and would like
>> to invite everyone who is willing to help.
>> From UI developers to icon designers everyone is welcome to
>> Please write to my email address if you are interested.
>> The MacSword application has gotten quite old by the time. It still
>> has Jaguar support which is fine but now that Leopard is coming, the
>> time is right to start something new with new features and new
>> Some things like the Sword backend and the SearchKit search/indexing
>> stuff can be taken from MacSword.
>> The backend has been cleaned up to make it KVO kompliant.
>> Additionally a new backend wrapper to Sword InstallMgr has been
>> created and is working.
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