[sword-devel] New website - installation instructions

Greg Hellings greg.hellings at gmail.com
Thu Dec 18 22:52:17 MST 2008

On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 11:44 PM, Troy A. Griffitts
<scribe at crosswire.org> wrote:
> Our engine has a number of ways which it can be configured and these all
> work on all platforms.  We don't remove support for some ways of
> configuration on certain platforms-- including $HOME/.sword.  If you have
> something there, then it will do the appropriate SWORD thing (in the case of
> $HOME/.sword it will augment any other configuration location found by
> adding modules found here).  I use the same file system and SWORD library
> install on a number of system.  It's fun.  Try adding an /etc/sword.conf to
> your windows drive :)  Don't use it if you think it shouldn't be there on
> windows.
> The appropriate response to where modules are officially found on any OS by
> the SWORD engine (should also be with JSword as well) is:
> http://crosswire.org/svn/sword/trunk/INSTALL
> under the DETAILS section.
> We should stay unified on this (and other things).
> These many configuration options allows OS friendly locations by letting any
> app installer either include a ./sword.conf which specifies where to look
> for modules, or else setting env SWORD_PATH (if they don't like the other
> default locations scanned).

Back when I was trying to work on a wxWidgets sword client, I was able
just to set SWORD_PATH to the installation location for BibleCS, and
it found the modules installed perfectly fine.  It sure seems like
that's the way to go!


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