[sword-devel] HTTP InstallMgr

Troy A. Griffitts scribe at crosswire.org
Mon Oct 12 15:33:28 MST 2009

Dear Manfred,

HTTP Transport classes were already in 1.6.0 release. The code to parse an http directory was just missing in 1.6.0 so we never looked for HTTPSource entries in the config file. We've been careful to keep binary compat. in 1.6.x and have hopefully made nothing unstable that was stable.  Please let me know if you discover otherwise, but if you just want assurance that we are trying, please know that we are.


Manfred Bergmann <bergmannmd at web.de> wrote:

>While I like this new feature. On the other hand I have to admit I'm  
>not very happy that there is no stable branch.
>It's fine to implement new features in the trunk but then a stable  
>branch should be kept at all times. Those new features can later  
>easily be merged.
>Right now, until this is fully tested I actually can't build and  
>bundle from the trunk but the point release is too old and has bugs  
>too which were fixed in the trunk.
>Am 12.10.2009 um 18:29 schrieb Troy A. Griffitts:
>> Initial support for HTTP transport in InstallMgr is in SVN.  Thanks to
>> Nic Carter for his contribution of the HTTP directory parsing code.
>> Adding a line into:
>> ~/.sword/InstalMgr/InstallMgr.conf
>> HTTPSource=CrossWire
>> HTTP|crosswire.org|/ftpmirror/pub/sword/raw|||20091012090800
>> should allow initial testing.  We still have some work to do, like
>> allowing the same repository name to have both a FTPSource and
>> HTTPSource, and cues to the system to prefer one transport over  
>> another,
>> e.g.,
>> [General] Transport=[preferFTP|preferHTTP|onlyFTP|onlyHTTP]
>> These should be coming soon if you'd like to use them, otherwise, your
>> frontends can handle transport preference themselves and you can check
>> InstallSource::type == ["HTTP"|"FTP"] and present the appropriate
>> sources to your users.
>> I'll likely add HTTP sources to the master repo list soon if testing
>> feedback comes back positive.  Xiphos Team, let me know if your repo  
>> is
>> http accessible.
>> Thanks again Nic!
>> 	-Troy.
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