[sword-devel] Module Add-Ins Question
refdoc at gmx.net
Tue Jan 1 09:18:27 MST 2008
> Thanks for that.
> 1) For the modules that can only be distributed by crosswire, I have a link
> on my page that takes the user to the crosswire society's module download
> page. Is the hotlinking acceptable?
I can not speak for Crosswire, so you must wait for the response here.
> 2) The crosswire module page provides the option of raw download vs. windows
> exe download. The windows self installing exe is really more convenient
> method for the user I think.
> Is there a way that windows module installation file can provides a screen
> to the user to choose/change installation directory? If not, is it
> acceptable that SwordBible program searches the user's hard drive and also
> loads modules from sword project's directory? (kind of like borrowing from
> the neighbour)
There are two main installation directories used in Crosswire Windows
C:/Users and Documents/[username]/.sword
I hope I got this right, but I do not use Windows, so this is from memory.
I think the first is considered the standard directory for systemwide
installation, while latter is good for single-user installations.
BibleCS can read only the first, while BibleDesktop will read both and a
few more locations. BD searches the whole system for modules and there
is nothing wrong with it.
Not being a programmer, but simply argueing from common sense I would
suggest that you do use the standard directories for your own software
or at least enable standard directories for yoru software. This enables
less computer aware users to use whatever software they like, to try out
several and always have all their already downloaded and installed
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "peter" <refdoc at gmx.net>
> To: "SWORD Developers' Collaboration Forum" <sword-devel at crosswire.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, January 01, 2008 8:13 AM
> Subject: Re: [sword-devel] Module Add-Ins Question
>> mmital wrote:
>>> HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!
>> Happy new year to you too.
>> Wrt modules, copying and GPL, you got this quite wrong, sorry.If you use
>> e.g OpenOffice to read a book manuscriptt produced by someone else then
>> your using an open tool does not alter the fact that the author holds to
>> teh copyright and will be seriously miffed if you distribute it without
>> his permission.
>> Wrt Sword modules the matter is the same - the software is capable of
>> reading and expressing in varied form and on varied platforms texts
>> which are stored in one particular format - the sword module. The
>> individual modules though - if not public domain by virtue of age or
>> dedication - will remain under the control of teh copyright owners.
>> So you will look at every single module carefully and decide according
>> the copyright information what you are allowed to do and what not.
>> A fair number of modules are given to Crosswire with permission _to_
>> Crosswire to distribute it. So you will not be allowed to re-distribute.
>> The Turkish Bible is in this category.
>> Others are re-distributable on various terms (e.g. non commercially or
>> unaltered etc.
>> God bless you.
>>> I am just looking through some of the modules at:
>>> Some modules explicitly state they are in public domain and may be freely
>>> distributed. I have copied these modules to www.swordwarrior.net
>>> However, I am not sure if I can do the same with the remaining modules
>>> (the software is under GNU 2.0 and uses sword engine, so no copyright
>>> issues right? ). Thanks for clarification.
>>> Once again, best wishes for the new year!
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