[sword-devel] Problem understanding wiki

Peter von Kaehne refdoc at gmx.net
Tue Nov 3 04:37:32 MST 2009

To create a working module for testing purposes there is no need to use the compression step.

The only further requyirement is to create a conf file. 

To do this copy any existing working one over and adjust the settings : name, path, module driver etc.


-------- Original-Nachricht --------
> Datum: Tue, 3 Nov 2009 10:46:20 -0000
> Von: johnduffy at cgcf.net
> An: "\'SWORD Developers\' Collaboration Forum\'" <sword-devel at crosswire.org>
> Betreff: [sword-devel] Problem understanding wiki

> Hi,
> I'm trying to understand how to convert an osis file to a functioning
> module
> in a Sword frontend.  I'm following the steps at the wiki
> http://www.crosswire.org/wiki/DevTools:Modules, and using
> sword-utilities-1.6.0-r2473.
> However, after 'importing' the osis file, or rather converting it to four
> files (ot.vss, ot, nt.vss, nt), I am not clear as to what to do next.  The
> next step seems ambiguous:
> "To compress a Bible, commentary, or LD module, use the mod2zmod utility.
> First you will need to install the module so that it can be accessed using
> the SWORD engine. Next, run:" and then gives the syntax for the
> compression
> executable mod2zmod.  But does that mean that I should install the module
> before compressing it by running mod2zmod?  If so, how do I install it? 
> The
> instructions later on for installing a module imply that a single module
> or
> folder with module files is produced.  All I have is the four files.  I've
> been unable to compress them, as mod2zmod is looking for a module name,
> which I don't have.  Am I doing something wrong?
> John Duffy
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