[sword-devel] SWORD utils frontends
dmsmith at crosswire.org
Sun May 17 04:10:39 MST 2009
On May 17, 2009, at 6:48 AM, Manfred Bergmann wrote:
> Am 16.05.2009 um 21:57 schrieb Jonathan Marsden:
>> I'm wondering whether it might end up being simpler to create a
>> (or whatever your chosen portable scripting language is) GUI
>> wrapper for
>> the SWORD utilities, that people run locally on their own machine,
>> rather than a web UI for a central server?
>> Login authentication already
>> exists on the user's machine, there is no need to move possibly large
>> files back and forth, no worries about whose files they are, multiple
>> users at once are handled by the users OS (on multi-user OSes only,
>> course), etc.
> Well, I know, a local application would mean much less trouble. And
> in most cases I'd prefer a local over a web application if it makes
> If I create such a GUI wrapper for Mac I'll create it in Cocoa (or
> maybe even integrate it into MacSword) which doesn't run anywhere
> else and it would be of no benefit for anyone else except for Mac
> Web applications and web services are much more common nowadays and
> we - operating over the internet mostly - having such services
> hosted makes sense to me.
> More opinions?
A web service can always be packaged to run locally. The other long
term goal is to have a module submission route to CrossWire. We run
the risk of copyright problems with hosting a service. But as long as
each person cannot directly share their efforts via the mechanism, i
think it is minimized and worth the effort.
As to using the same database with the wiki, it might be possible as
it is merely mysql. Regarding Jira, it is firebird. I didn't look at
OpenId, but having a federated id management for the CrossWire server
forum, wiki, bugs, ... appeals to me. I don't really care if it works
>> Dmitrijs Ledkovs wrote:
>>> OpenId is quite neat. ...
>> It is, but (unless something changed in the last few months) it has
>> drawback that is hindering its usefulness: for it to work well, you
>> to trust that the security of each OpenID provider you accept is
>> And in the security world, the default is that no-one trusts anyone
>> So what is happening is that everyone is an OpenID provider, and
>> everyone accepts their own provider as being sufficiently secure...
>> it looks like their site is trendy and accepts OpenID. However, many
>> places do not accept other providers. Or did not, when I tried it!
>> At least last time I tried this, an OpenID created on LaunchPad was
>> accepted by SourceForge, for example. Because of this, I just gave
>> and continue to remember and use about 50+ passwords!
>> Hmmm, I just tried again, and after a couple of odd things happening
>> (like being asked to associate my OpenID with my SF account, doing
>> and getting sent to a blank web page!), it now seems to be working :)
>> So maybe things really are improving, or I just had back luck the
>> time I tried out OpenID?
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