[sword-devel] New website - installation instructions

Troy A. Griffitts scribe at crosswire.org
Fri Dec 19 03:23:40 MST 2008

The Windows install for modules looks for where BibleCS is installed and 
unzips the module there.

BibleDesktop supports this (as I think other frontends would support 
this if our installer sets SWORD_HOME).

I don't want to confuse the majority of our current Windows users which 
either use BibleCS or BibleDesktop.  The instructions should say to use 
the built-in app installer, or otherwise download the Windows package 
and install it.


Peter von Kaehne wrote:
> Ouch, what a can of worms I opened here with a question I thought being
> totally uncontentious. :-)
> Can I summarise the discussion for the purposes of my webpage:
> 1) Users should not install modules themselves
> 2) Users should not install modules themselves
> ..
> 10) Users _really_ should *not* install modules themselves
> 11) If they must, despite the clear warning, there are certain places,
> the engine will look for and some are better than others.
> And after that confusion reigns at least for me.
> My preference would be to give a single place which is always the same -
> at least for any particular incarnation of Windows. And while I think
> all of you agree on that, it appears this is not exactly the case in
> terms of our applications.
> Which programmes can install modules from within their module installer
> from a local location , say My Documents? If all can do so then I will
> not give _any_ explanation where to unzip.  It is just not worth it, I
> think.
> Peter
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