[sword-devel] feature request: module manager enhancement
bsv at kermitkiser.com
Wed May 13 20:26:59 MST 2009
Ditto. My BSV module is nowhere near ready for submission to CrossWire
so I publish the alpha on my web site. BibleDesktop can access it but
Sword requires an FTP site. I can't afford an FTP site. If HTTP support
were available it would help.
On 5/13/2009 6:07 PM, Daniel Owens wrote:
> You've got my vote. It seems to be an understandable confusion that
> zipped modules are available but most front-ends don't support their
> use. BPBible implemented the installation of modules using zipped
> archives, and it doesn't even have the standard module manager yet.
> That to me says that this feature is easy to implement (and in my
> thinking long overdue). HTTP repositories are another MAJOR motivation
> for me too...
> Peter von Kaehne wrote:
>> I grow slowly tired (and I am sure I am not the only one) of the emails
>> on the support line regarding "I have downloaded x number of modules
>> and where are they now".
>> Wouldn't a feasible and relatively minor yet extremely useful
>> improvement to the module manager be the ability to handle appropriately
>> zipped modules (and I do not want to reopen the debate on where is the
>> best place to keep your modules ;-))
>> Kind of
>> installmgr -zl ~/downloads/ # lists all zipped modules at a path
>> installmgr -zi ~/downloads/*zip # installs chosen zipped modules
>> and along those lines for the frontends?
>> The result would be that
>> a) zipped collections of modules would be better accessible (some non
>> CrossWire related websites make such available)
>> b) zipped collections of modules would be a good idea for passing around
>> where internet access is difficult (I know there is the possibility for
>> local repos, but still)
>> c) accidentally created zipped collections (like that of my last
>> correspondent on sword-support) could be gracefully handeled along the
>> lines ("This was not the best way to get them, but do this and this...")
>> d) It also improves the ability of those who have hosting space but no
>> ftp server to put out modules.
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