[sword-devel] Remote Module Repository Wiki

Troy A. Griffitts scribe at crosswire.org
Fri Nov 5 07:49:58 MST 2010

On 11/05/2010 02:00 PM, DM Smith wrote:
> IIRC: Troy said these were there to satisfy a publisher's request that
> some info from a module's conf be shown for modules installed this way.
> It only ever worked in BibleCS. Is that still a valid concern?

Well, almost.

There is a feature in the engine where you can specify in your module


where newmods is a folder which lives at the same place as mods.d/ and

on loading of a module repository, SWMgr does a scan of this folder for
.conf files and will copy them to the mods.d folder, but first will call
a hook method SWMgr::AddModToConfig which allows a fontend to display a
nice dialog box:

"Hey, you've installed a new module!  Here's the About information..."

or whatever.

This mechanism was, as DM mentions, added at the request of a publisher
when BibleCS was the only frontend available.  Permission to use their
module was predicated on us showing their about information upon
installation of their module.

I'd definitely like to remove the Win32 specific InstallShield module
install packages.

BibleCS InstallMgr is undergoing some "play nice with other frontends"
updates right now looking toward an eminent update of BibleCS compiled
against 1.6.2 and with av11n support.  I suggest after this release we
remove the windows installer files.

Do we have any feedback on the MacOSX installer files?


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