[sword-devel] Release-critical TODO items (updated mod2osis patch)

Daniel Owens dhowens at pmbx.net
Mon Apr 27 18:39:55 MST 2009

DM Smith wrote:
> On Apr 27, 2009, at 8:09 PM, Greg Hellings wrote:
>> On Mon, Apr 27, 2009 at 6:48 PM, Jonathan Marsden 
>> <jmarsden at fastmail.fm> wrote:
>>> Longer term, this need for strange transformations looks to me like a
>>> problem that stems from an inadequate or incomplete underlying book
>>> representation in SWORD itself?  That may be something for SWORD 
>>> 2.x, not
>>> 1.6 :)
>> I'm an advocate of this - but there is strong feeling among some
>> developers that we never want to break backwards compatibility with
>> installed modules.  Thus, the push to allow for, e.g., interverse
>> content in the actual module (and also OSIS header information, etc)
>> may never be realized.
> Handling interverse content will be realized soon. I am working on it 
> now.
> I've written about it before but it bears repeating:
> The following is not going to change:
> The transformations of containers to milestones.
> The transformation of the Words of Christ.
> Retention of text that is not in the current versification.
> The conversion of the text to NFC, UTF-8
> What is going to change:
> All tags will be retained.
> They will not be re-ordered.
> The interverse material will be split between two adjacent verses. 
> (Book and Chapter intros are considered verses by the engine.)
> The rules of the split will be well-defined and documented so that 
> module writers can understand them.
> They will be put into a milestoned div with a subType="x-preverse".
> This change will require 1.6.0 (formerly know as, 1.5.12).
> To support this Troy has added the engine support for this.
> While this might not make 1.6.0, it will make 1.6.1.
> Once this is in mod2osis will need to catch-up.
> I almost always recommend to use the latest version of osis2mod, 
> compiled directly from SVN. We make frequent changes to it that are 
> compatible with the latest release of the engine. New modules drive 
> the changes. One should not wait for an official release to a 
> distribution to get the latest.
> Hope this helps.
> In Him,
>     DM
This is excellent. I'm looking forward to this change.


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