[sword-devel] feature request: module manager enhancement

Tonny Kohar tonny.kohar at gmail.com
Wed May 13 22:29:15 MST 2009


On Thu, May 14, 2009 at 10:50 AM, Jonathan Morgan <jonmmorgan at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.").

Yes I agree single name is good (minimizing the complexion), user only
need to know how to download zip file, not different version of zip
file (raw zip, windows bible cs, etc)

But changing the name as your suggestion, I don't think it is a good
idea because some bible tools/reader are crossplatfrom (eg: Alkitab,
BD) which can run on Linux, Windows, etc. So it is not a matter of
Operating System anymore.

Tonny Kohar
Alkitab Bible Study
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