[sword-devel] experimental repository & new module release procedures

David Haslam d.haslam at ukonline.co.uk
Tue Oct 6 06:13:23 MST 2009

There are two beta modules that cause an exception in The Sword Project of
Windows (1.5.11), if they are selected. Both are under Daily Devotional.

* Daily

These are the only two that I had to uninstall for this reason.

--David Haslam

asrael wrote:
> Am 06.10.2009 um 10:25 schrieb Chris Little:
>> Ben Morgan wrote:
>>> I don't currently use installmgr at all, but I think the  
>>> experimental repository should definitely be removed. Potentially,  
>>> modules in the experimental repository will cause crashes -  
>>> possibly leading to the software crashing on startup after it is  
>>> installed (I think the versetreekey modules are like this currently  
>>> - or at least were sometime).
>>> After all, users who are advanced enough to want it can manually  
>>> add it in.
>> This is actually a compelling reason to remove the repo. I was still  
>> leaning toward leaving it in, since users can still ignore a repo  
>> named "experimental" even if it's in their auto-updated repo list.  
>> But I think crashing on startup--which could certainly occur--is a  
>> sufficiently confusing circumstance for a new user who naively  
>> installs every module that they might want to (or have to) uninstall  
>> entirely.
> That's a good reason, right.
> But then even in beta is a potential risk of applications crashing  
> when loading a module and on startup when the module is automatically  
> loaded because it still is stored in the session.
> We can make sure that every module in beta does at least load  
> correctly on the front ends.
> Manfred
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