[sword-devel] 1.6.0

Jonathan Marsden jmarsden at fastmail.fm
Thu May 14 18:17:02 MST 2009

David Haslam wrote:

> Next task - as a follow up.  Post a news item in
> http://crosswire.org/index.jsp?section=News
> and outline when the binaries for each "1.6 compatible front-end" are
> expected to become available for download.

Here is my Debian/Ubuntu-biased perspective, in alphabetical order:

Bibledit: Has no specific SWORD library version dependency, so the 
Debian and Ubuntu bibledit 3.7 packages are already fine, by definition.

Biblememorizer: I'll recheck, but I think the existing packages I have 
made available will be fine with SWORD 1.6.0, though I have not tested 
it recently.

BibleTime: As far as I know the Debian and Ubuntu packages I have been 
creating for BibleTime are already "1.6 compatible".

Diatheke: Is as up to date as the SWORD packages are, more or less by 
definition, since it is part of the SWORD source tarball.

Xiphos: Again, Dmitry's current packages should already work fine with 
SWORD 1.6.0.

Summary: I can't speak for the Windows or Mac worlds, but in the Linux 
world, SWORD 1.6.0 compatible binaries (binary packages!) for each front 
end application are already available, so there is no "expected to 
become available" date for any of them :)

God willing, I'll have SWORD 1.6.0 packages available for both Debian 
and Ubuntu either late tonight, or else by the end of Friday.  Then we 
have to get them (and the associated front ends) into Debian unstable 
and then Debian testing, and also synced into Ubuntu ready for Karmic... 
which is some work, but looking very feasible.


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