[sword-devel] Bibles in Beta

Greg Hellings greg.hellings at gmail.com
Tue Jun 17 00:29:59 MST 2008

On Tue, Jun 17, 2008 at 1:20 AM, Manfred Bergmann <bergmannmd at web.de> wrote:
> Am 16.06.2008 um 22:45 schrieb DM Smith:
>> Peter von Kaehne wrote:
>>> The way we work with software is
>>> 1) multiple independent projects
>>> 2) each project has one or several leads
>>> 3) there are other contributors with and without write access to the
>>> project repository
>>> 4) all projects are in some form of version control
>>> 5) Many projects have a development version and (in)frequent releases
>>> 6) we work towards three aims a) bug freeness b) OSIS feature
>>> completeness and c) new and imaginative software features
>>> Much of the above could be fully applicable on our work with
>>> modules -
>>> but we do not do this. Why?
>>> If we would create a way of
>>> a) having a raw text repository where the texts are kept in some
>>> import
>>> format (OSIS, ThML, whatever) under version control
>> I think this needs to be the original text as we received it. Not the
>> import format. We should keep complete records of when, where, why and
>> how we got the text. Because the "place" where we got it might change
>> (the source is updated, or no longer available, ....), I don't think
>> that merely noting where it was obtained is sufficient.
>> If I had the original text, I may have been able to compare the
>> resulting modules in beta for whether the "missing" verses were
>> missing
>> in the source.
> I would also think the source texts should be version controlled.
> Also the scripts.
> It should be possible for us to compare at source level.
> Also it should not be needed to ask the instance we got the sources
> from to give us the sources again because we don't store them.

Agreed.  Storing both the original copy we receive, as well as the
scripts we use to generate the file for import should both definitely
be among the tasks taken.  If need be, the svn access could be made
non-public if there are licensing concerns.  I think the only reason
to store the imported files would be if there are manual edits that
are necessary, and even then, those should be documented in a file
that is in the version controlling system.

In all, it just cuts out the pressure on every module
contributor/maintainer to keep their own scripts, backups, source
files, and import files and allows anyone with access to the system to
contribute edits as necessary.


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