[sword-devel] New website - installation instructions

Ben Morgan benpmorgan at gmail.com
Thu Dec 18 21:42:30 MST 2008

BPBible allows the user to install any of the formats (raw, windows or mac)
by dragging onto the application or selecting them in a file picker. It
currently has a configurable list of paths - by default this just includes
the resources subdirectory of the BPBible installation directory. A little
more work still needs to be done to make BPBible follow usual windows
directory conventions. But when it does, I think BPBible will possibly look
at these places (under windows):
1) $SWORD_PATH, if set
2) $APPDATA\Sword (preferred location)
3) $HOME\.sword (this needs to be deprecated under windows in favour of the
above - and it needs engine support added to look for the above)
and maybe (under Vista, anyway - but not sure what the function of $PUBLIC
is meant to be)
5) $PUBLIC\Sword

The last two are very likely to be read only under Vista at least; I don't
think there is any central directory where all users can write to.

If you want to know where the engine looks by default, there is code in
swmgr.cpp which has all the paths it looks in.

BTW, the link was missing the .jsp bit. The correct link is

God Bless,
Multitudes, multitudes,
   in the valley of decision!
For the day of the LORD is near
   in the valley of decision.

Giôên 3:14 (ESV)

On Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 4:55 AM, Peter von Kaehne <refdoc at gmx.net> wrote:

> Despite my silence on the matter I am still working on the SWORD website
> One of the pages where I would appreciate some collective input is
> www.crosswire.org/sword/newpage/library?section=Install
> This is the old installation page taken into my pages without any
> substantial changes. And it is wrong on so many counts.
> This page should not be BibleCS specific. Its windows instructions is
> meant for users of BibleCS, BpBible., BD, GnomeSword on Windows, LCD
> Bible and practically everyone else who has a Windows based programme.
> As I have not used Windows a lot and find it generally a pain I have not
>  investigated the various positions modules can end up in.
> Which places do your applications expect modules in? Please list all!
> What are suitable places for direct install when someone wants to bypass
> the module install manager? Are there any problems with that?
> Some feedback is highly appreciated.
> Peter
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