[sword-devel] 1.6.0 auto-discovery feature

Eeli Kaikkonen eekaikko at mail.student.oulu.fi
Tue May 19 00:36:31 MST 2009

On Mon, 18 May 2009, Troy A. Griffitts wrote:

> May I make an appeal to frontend leads to please consider exposing the
> new auto-discovery of remote repositories to their apps sooner than
> other features?

It's indeed possible.

Like always, I haven't yet looked at the source code or documentation,
but would like to ask something. This is not only for me, but could be
useful for all frontend developers.

When I once tested the installmgr it just added the sources when there
where none defined before. How does it actually work - does it override
the old ones? It's of course a major bug if it does, because the user
may have private sources there which should not be overridden.

What happens if a source is already defined? Most people have some
sources already there, and I think it's a bit stupid to add the same
source twice.

What happens if you add new ones manually, using the old system?

Is it possible to add automatic sources selectively? Some people may not
like adding repositories which they don't use, especially if the
repository has only one commercial module. It would be good to be able
to select which sources to add to the frontend. For example, the user
clicks "Update the list of sources". Now the fronted could show a
dialog: "New sources available" with checkboxes. The user could choose
which sources to add. Is this supported in the engine?

	Eeli Kaikkonen (Mr.), Oulu, Finland
	e-mail: eekaikko at mailx.studentx.oulux.fix (with no x)

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