[sword-devel] SWORD utils frontends

Troy A. Griffitts scribe at crosswire.org
Sun May 17 11:24:04 MST 2009

Dear Manfred,

If you decide to continue down the web route, as DM mentioned, we indeed
plan to have a web tool to let organizations and other users manage
their own library of SWORD modules (we've had requests for this from
some of the larger orgs that use our stuff).  There is the start of a
libmaint/ module on our community site, which lets a user add a module
to their own private ~community/webapp/users/<username>/library/ SWORD
library.  It doesn't do much right now except create the mods.d/ and
modules/ if they don't exist and then they can add a 'Document' which
created a mods.d/<docname>.conf file and modules/<docname>/, but doesn't
actually create any data files.

Have a look at the JSP code if you want.  It's a very rough proof of
concept, but might be useful if you continue down this route.


Manfred Bergmann wrote:
> Hi.
> I started working on web frontends for the SWORD utilities (osis2mod, 
> xml2bgs, ...) and also for OSIS validation.
> It can happen that many people use this at the same time and to not mix 
> up modules and uploaded OSIS or source files the application needs either:
> - create temporary session folders on the server where data is 
> temporarily stored and processed for the current session only and 
> deleted some time later.
> - work on a user name related bases. That would mean have a login before 
> someone could actually use the frontends. User folders could be created 
> to operate in and the user could get an interface for managing his 
> modules (at a later stage).
> In my opinion the user approach has more potential. But in order to not 
> again have users need to register while they may already have an account 
> for our wiki it might be good to have some kind of single-signon. Or at 
> least share user data in a database which can be used for the wiki and 
> this service.
> Since the wiki database already exists would it be possible to access 
> this database and share the users in there?
> Manfred
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