[sword-devel] Sword for BPBible 1.5.12

Matthew Talbert ransom1982 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 7 00:45:01 MST 2009

> The fact remains that old locale files and new locale files cannot operate
> on the same sword configuration.  Both 1.5.x and 1.6.x will fail if this is
> the case.  We can make 1.6.x ignore the 1.5.x locales, but we can't do
> anything about the 1.5.x software already on the computer.  It will cease to
> work.  The correct thing to do is to not mix locale formats on the same
> sword configuration.  I can't see how passing hard coded paths is a better
> solution.

This bothers me as well. I don't have a solution, but I know that it
is impossible for us to know during installation where the user's
locales.d actually is. I'm thinking in particular of users that
specify SWORD_PATH as being somewhere other than the default. If we
can't tell for sure where they are during installation, then we can't
overwrite or remove the old ones, so we really don't have control over
what is going to happen when the user starts up the front-end. As I
said, I don't really have a solution, but it would seem that locales.d
should be handled a little differently than SWORD_PATH. Specifying a
path for LocaleMgr would probably work, though I haven't really
thought about it.

Also, (I think Ben might have mentioned this), if a user has a custom
sword.conf with multiple paths and each one (for whatever reason) also
has a locales.d, it's impossible to predict what would happen
(obviously, this won't be the typical user).

I am, of course, speaking primarily about Windows. I do not foresee a
problem on *nix.


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