[sword-devel] List of verse ranges (and avoiding svn)

Greg Hellings greg.hellings at gmail.com
Sun Nov 29 16:38:02 MST 2009

On Sun, Nov 29, 2009 at 5:30 PM, Jonathan Marsden <jmarsden at fastmail.fm> wrote:
> johnduffy at cgcf.net wrote:
>> I'm not keen on another learning curve to install and use TortoiseSVN
>> to obtain this info.
> OK.  I'm not sure svn is generally likely to be a huge learning problem,
> but if for you it really is a significant barrier, you can avoid it!
> I have a little script set up on the crosswire.org server that
> automatically creates daily source tarballs if there is a change to svn,
> and makes the latest one available at
>  http://crosswire.org/~jmarsden/sword/daily/sword-latest.tar.gz
> So you could get recent (within 24 hours of "current") SWORD sources
> that way if you prefer. (Earlier svn revisions are downloadable as
>  http://crosswire.org/~jmarsden/sword/daily/sword-r2476.tar.gz
> back as far as r2457, which is when I scripted this.  At some point I'll
> delete the older tarballs, obviously.  I should probably write another
> little script that deletes all but the last 20 tarballs there, or
> something like that -- but so far there are not that many, and the
> server has plenty of disk space anyway :)

I believe the purpose of our wiki is mainly to cater to
non-developers.  People who don't want, don't need and shouldn't have
to be bothered with digging through the source code to find their
information.  One of the first people who comes to mind that fits this
category is module developers.  Since this information is likely to be
very useful for module developers, it seems to be a perfect fit for a
Wiki page.  Many times on sword-devel it has been pointed out that
many module creators are either non-technical or very nearly
non-technical people, and for them to even know what a header file is,
much less where to find one or what it might be called, is too steep
of a learning curve when the information that the need ought to be
included on a web page somewhere.


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