[sword-devel] single-user vs. multi-user installations, modules and packaging (Re: [Gnomesword-developers] a bug?)

DM Smith dmsmith555 at yahoo.com
Sat Sep 22 10:17:21 MST 2007

I'll bite. I read the thread and I see several things being brought up:
1) Multi-user installs of modules.
	As I see it, the rpm or deb has a problem in that it is not managing  
permissions correctly. My suggestion is that the global sword area  
have group permission of "sword" and the administrator of the machine  
adds people to the sword group if they have permission to do installs.

	Further, how many setups are multi-user installs where someone does  
not have enough savy to make the permission changes?

2) Distribution of modules via a Linux distribution.
	Many modules have something to the effect that "Copyrighted;  
Permission to distribute granted to Crosswire" These cannot be  
distributed by this means.
	Each Linux distribution would need to get it's own permission for  

	If freely distributable modules, such as the KJV, are made available  
by the Linux distributions, the distribution takes upon itself  
upgrade issues.

	For these and probably other reasons, I don't think modules should  
be part of any distribution.

3) Globally stored unlock keys.
	This may be a violation of the license agreement that accompanied  
the unlock key. I don't see any reason to support it.
	In a separate thread Troy suggested a separate conf file that the  
config manager would read. This can be maintained on a per user basis  
in ~/.sword.
	Whatever means is used, it should work for BibleTime, GnomeSword and  
BibleDesktop on the same machine.

On Sep 22, 2007, at 10:29 AM, Eeli Kaikkonen wrote:

> Please, let's  take the discussion into sword-devel.
> On Sat, 22 Sep 2007, Hugo van der Kooij wrote:
>> That sounds like the wrong way to do this. I think sword needs to  
>> redesign
>> their module management to work better in multi-user environments.
>> Hugo.
> I suggest that the sword library and frontend developers read this
> thread from gs devel list:
> http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php? 
> thread_name=op.tyzysniokvqndq%40aptiva&forum_name=gnomesword- 
> developers
> and discuss this thoroughly. This is also related to the problem with
> lock keys which can't be saved into global config.
>   Yours,
> 	Eeli Kaikkonen (Mr.), Oulu, Finland
> 	e-mail: eekaikko at mailx.studentx.oulux.fix (with no x)
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