[sword-devel] Eloquent/InstallMgr Question
greg.hellings at gmail.com
Tue Apr 8 23:44:14 MST 2008
On Wed, Apr 9, 2008 at 1:04 AM, Manfred Bergmann <bergmannmd at web.de> wrote:
> Am 08.04.2008 um 23:38 schrieb Greg Hellings:
> > On Tue, Apr 8, 2008 at 4:28 PM, DM Smith <dmsmith555 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> >> Greg Hellings wrote:
> >>> On Tue, Apr 8, 2008 at 2:31 PM, DM Smith <dmsmith555 at yahoo.com>
> >>> wrote:
> >>> Granted, this would be
> >>> troublesome for sharing between, say, BibleDesktop and MacSword.
> >>> Putting them in /Library/Application Support/Sword for global
> >>> installs
> >>> and ~/Library/Application Support/Sword would make sense.
> >> This makes sense to me, too. It is simple enough to modify
> >> Eloquent and
> >> BibleDesktop to also look there to find modules.
> >> But how would one install to /Library/Application Support/Sword (the
> >> global area, not owned by a particular user)?
> > It would have to be done with Administrator/root privileges. sudo on
> > the command line works, as does the authorization window that OS X
> > brings up (not sure if that's automatic at the time an attempted write
> > is made or if it needs to be done programatically) for GUI users.
> This needs to be done programatically. But it is not difficult.
> I have code here for doing this. Let me know if you need a snipped.
I was thinking more from the point of view of Eloquent. If the
install location is going to be in the /Library folder,
Eloquent/MacSword would need to have this capability. If the global
install location is going to be in /Users/shared, then it wouldn't be
I'm working on the beginnings of an iPhone front-end (and hoping to
leverage your work with the Eloquent wrapper), where everything is
completely different. Each application is restricted to a Sandbox
which only it has read/write access to. There is no access to data
outside of that area except through specialized protocols (for contact
information, GPS-like location information, etc). Disk I/O is
restricted in this way so that no application may interfere with other
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