[sword-devel] experimental repository & new module release procedures
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Tue Oct 6 00:20:46 MST 2009
Am 06.10.2009 um 04:38 schrieb Chris Little:
> Ok, I'm certainly amenable to removing experimental from
> I had imagined that the name "experimental" itself would discourage
> people from adding this repo and expecting useful content. My
> concern and request that users not be directed to this repository
> were based on a practice that has become more common lately, in
> which a user writes to sword-support asking for a module in some
> language (e.g. Welsh or Japanese) and is directed to the beta
> module. I don't want people who write to complain about the RST
> module to be directed to the RusSynodal module that may replace it
> since it won't work without Sword 1.6.1 and a front end that can use
> I don't mind if users download the content we have in the
> experimental repo, provided they don't expect it to work or be of
> decent quality.
I'd say it can stay in the master repo list.
If user see this repo name and switch on their brains it doesn't need
any more clarification.
> Is there still a consensus that experimental should be removed from
> masterRepoList.conf? We could add a note field to that .conf and
> label it as "for developers only". A note field might also help
> clarify the purpose of the bible.org repo that causes some
> confusion. (This would of course not be a useable field prior to
> 1.6.1--but I assume that's coming fairly soon.)
> Nic Carter wrote:
>> Can I second what Matthew said?
>> The experimental modules repo sounds great (& I can't wait to see
>> how broken our app is for some of those mods!), but access to it
>> should be something where the user has to specifically know about
>> it & manually add it as an install source? And hence not suddenly
>> available if the user does an InstallMgr-
>> >refreshRemoteSourceConfiguration() ? :)
>> Thanks for your hard work :)
>> nic... :)
>> On 06/10/2009, at 9:24 AM, Matthew Talbert wrote:
>>> On Mon, Oct 5, 2009 at 6:15 PM, Chris Little
>>> <chrislit at crosswire.org> wrote:
>>>> I created a new repository over the weekend for experimental
>>>> modules. This
>>>> repo is intended for front end developers. PLEASE DO NOT DIRECT
>>>> USERS TO
>>>> THIS REPOSITORY. It is not for casual users or even very many
>>>> people on this
>>> This is a very good idea.
>>>> It's also in the masterRepoList.conf file, for those of you whose
>>>> managers have been updated to use this facility.
>>> I'm not sure about this. As it is, any user using Xiphos 3.1 or
>>> will now automatically get this repo on a refresh. To prevent this,
>>> we'd have to filter out this specific repo as we're refreshing.
>>> Especially with Karmic soon to be released with 3.1, that means
>>> will be tons of end-users who suddenly have this repo automatically
>>> and there's nothing we can do about it.
>>> Everything else sounds good.
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