[sword-devel] New website - installation instructions

Matthew Talbert ransom1982 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 18 23:37:58 MST 2008

> they should be in a different place.  I personally don't think modules
> should go under the AppData folder under windows.  I don't think module data
> is user data at all.  It is not, for example, user specific email, or
> anything like that.  It is an integral part of the application and not user
> specific, per se.

This is very objectively not true. First example is personal
commentary. GS now can create other user-specific module types, and we
intend to add more.

As Ben has mentioned, Program Files is not writable, so it really
shouldn't even be in the consideration at all, and GS has no intention
of supporting that, except in the case where BibleCS has previously
been installed.

I will also say that if a user has HOME set to somewhere already on
Windows, it creates confusion. While this is perhaps a rare scenario,
HOME should be avoided on Windows as well. Currently, we re-set HOME
to APPDATA with GS, so sword does the right thing.

Having spent a good part of the day trouble-shooting issues all
related to this, I can say with certainty that SWORD does not play
well on Windows at the present.


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