[sword-devel] Promoting Bibles with Av11n?
niccarter at mac.com
Mon Dec 19 20:57:21 MST 2011
This introduces an interesting thought I had the other day. We currently have our handler for sword:// but what if we created a new one for installing modules? So you could have something like swordinstall://crosswire/ESV which would then bring up the ESV ready to install from our main CrossWire repo within the front-end. It would then be up to the individual front-ends to decide what to do if that repo wasn't defined?
If we were to implement something like this we could then remove the links to download the raw modules & instead have a link to install the module directly? Hopefully that could remove all the issues we have with users downloading a module & not knowing how to install it? The above suggestion I have given of swordinstall://crosswire/ESV would of course need proper thinking through, but hopefully this can be a starting point for discussion? :)
On 16/12/2011, at 6:29 AM, David Haslam wrote:
> Bibles with Alternate Versification are not listed in
> The casual visitor will be unaware of these Bibles we have in our product
> e.g. If you wanted to get hold of our Belarusian Bible module, you'd first
> have to know that exists.
> We could do with some effort in promoting such Bibles in the main website,
> now that more front-ends are capable or becoming compatible with av11n.
> This state of affairs reflects the fact that BibleCS (The SWORD Project for
> Windows) does not yet support av11n.
> In that sense, it's no longer our "flagship" application, yet much of our
> publicity is still based on the fact that it was until about two years ago.
> Even the module installation instructions are tied to SWORD, yet many of us
> within the CrossWire Community probably use the module manager in a
> different front-end to download and install modules.
> We are not doing anyone a favor by keeping things on the website the way
> they are.
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