[sword-devel] feature request: module manager enhancement

Jonathan Morgan jonmmorgan at gmail.com
Wed May 13 20:50:00 MST 2009

On Thu, May 14, 2009 at 11:07 AM, Daniel Owens <dhowens at pmbx.net> 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...

A related problem is the number of different zip formats.  Currently,
Crosswire has RawZip, Windows Zip (which is just intended for BibleCS,
IIRC) and Mac OS X (which I'm not sure is really still supported by
MacSword).  BPBible theoretically supports both Windows Zip and Raw
Zip, but I think Raw Zip is probably a better format (being at least
in theory application independent) and we have had a couple of bug
reports installing the YLT, which I haven't been able to reproduce
either with Win Zip or Raw Zip.  I would really prefer us to offer
just the one format (Raw Zip) unless there is a very good reason not
to, since that saves the need for users to have to make a choice.  If
we do have multiple formats then I think the wording needs to change
(currently it is "Windows users should click on the link in the
WINDOWS column, while Linux users should click on the link in the RAW
Zip column.").


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