[sword-devel] Options and Features
Troy A. Griffitts
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Sun Jul 20 09:29:52 MST 2008
Yes, you can operate this way. BibleCS just has both a main menu
section and also a toolbar for the most popular options. Options aren't
turned on or off based on specific modules, so we don't really check to
see if any module has a feature when turning things on/off-- kindof.
There might be one or two exceptions. Module Features are really not
1:1 with Options. For example. HebrewDefs might be a feature of a
lexicon module to advertise that it can give Hebrew definitions. Global
Option strings and 'OptionTip's are values which can be shown to the
user after i18n with a call to:
LocaleMgr::getSystemLocaleMgr()->translate(option_or_tip), though the
locale files haven't been updated with translations for them.
I believe Bibletime lets you turn options on and off on a per module
basis, but there is no facility in the engine to help with this. We've
talked about it and decided to disagree about the best way. When I
study, I either want to see strongs numbers or not. I want to see xrefs
or not. I don't want to manage all of these options individually per
module. A quick toolbar click on or off for everything is best for me,
and that's how the engine ended up. I understand people study
differently than me.
Hope this helps.
Manfred Bergmann wrote:
> Some API questions:
> There are features per module and global options.
> So for example if I want to show strong's numbers I need to check
> whether the module supports stong's by checking the feature:
> getConfig().has("Feature", "StrongsNumbers")
> Then, when I want to have stongs rendered (in the HTML output) I need
> to enable the global option?
> setGlobalOption("Strong's Numbers", "On")
> Is there anything else I need to do?
> I noticed the feature string constants are dofferent than the options
> constants. Is there a reason for that?
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