[sword-devel] SwordReader Module Installer

Daniel Owens dhowens at pmbx.net
Sat Feb 7 23:55:50 MST 2009

I'm a Linux user, so I prefer cab files and such. If you created a Windows-only installer that installed from a Sword installation or online repositories, that would be great for Windows users (and you should do it, in my opinion). I would suggest that adding the option of installing zipped modules from within SwordReader (like BPBible does) would be a low-cost way of making installation easier for non-Windows users. Later on you could add an online installer like BibleDesktop (which downloads zip packages via http).

Just my two cents.


-----Original Message---
From: "SonWon" <sonwon.1 at gmail.com>
To: "CrossWire Developers List" <sword-devel at crosswire.org>
Sent: 2/8/09 11:52 AM
Subject: [sword-devel] SwordReader Module Installer

Please give David and I your opinion.

We are discussing the module installer for SwordReader.

Should it be windows based only?
Leaves the MAC and Linux users out in the cold.

Or PDA based only?
Makes it harder for some people to install since they may not know they 
have Internet access while synced with the PC.

Or both?
Limited resources to support two solutions.

David, add anything you want just try to keep it neutral.  You know my 
opinion and I know yours so let's hear from the others.

Barry, I understand you have started an effort with a windows installer.

Thanks everyone,

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