[sword-devel] SWORD 1.5.11

DM Smith dmsmith555 at yahoo.com
Wed May 14 18:16:50 MST 2008

On May 14, 2008, at 3:52 AM, Troy A. Griffitts wrote:

>> DM wrote:
>> ****Old Software on CD******
>> Also, is there any intention of getting the most recent version of
>> MacSword, BibleDesktop, GnomeSword and BibleTime on the CD?
> Yes, all software needs to be upgraded.  I'm not so worried about most
> of the packages as I am about all the modules, BibleCS, MacSword, and
> BibleDesktop.  The other software is usually installed via the  
> user's OS
> repo.

I have updated BibleDesktop to a pre-release of 1.0.8. This is better  
than the prior version and fully supports all 1.5.11 modules (as far  
as I know).

With Manfred's permission, I have also updated MacSword/Eloquent to  
the latest from svn. This is not built with 1.5.11, but 1.5.10. This  
is far better than MacSword-1.2.1, which it replaced. If Manfred is  
able to provide a version compiled against 1.5.1, I'll help getting  
that on. Note: Both MacSword and Eloquent are being supplied as disk  
images because they are unable to run effectively from the CD. That  
is, they cannot use modules on the CD.

I think BibleTime should be deleted from or updated on the CD. There  
are several versions on the CD and the most recent is from 2003, with  
more recent source from 2005. I think it might prove a bit confusing  
to users. Since the most popular distros include it, I don't see it as  
a problem to remove it, even if no replacement is provided. If Eeli,  
or another BT dev, can provide the replacement code, I'd be very happy  
to help and get it on the image.

Also, Cheetah, the precursor to GnomeSword, makes no sense to me to  
have it on the CD.

There is other stuff that is also very out-of-date that should be  
deleted or updated. I realize that Troy's deadline is tight and may  
not lend itself to cleanup. But, I'd like to suggest that after the  
release we start with a new "latest" for the CD. The current contents,  
being split between "latest" and "archive".

In Christ,

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