[sword-devel] Legitimate FTP Mirrors & Module Distribution Rights Question

Brian J Dumont brian.j.dumont at gmail.com
Mon Jul 30 19:47:22 MST 2012

On 07/30/2012 07:16 PM, Karl Kleinpaste wrote:
>> We've discussed a better format than image modules for maps and some
>> century might get around to implementing something, but Xiphos just
>> goes out and releases something.  That's not a bad thing. I think you
>> claim that characterization with your head high.
> People who author modules for Xiphos repo generally want them out, now,
> rather than when consensus is achieved.  Consensus, and feature
> completeness, is never achieved in Sword.  So yeah, we put out stuff
> more or less as soon as it's available.  If anyone's pet UI doesn't
> grasp what such modules provide, I figure that's a problem for the UI,
> not the modules, and it's an inducement to apply pressure for better,
> more up-to-date implementation.  So many of the UIs have been feature-
> stagnant for years.
Regardless of source, author, time, or focus, all modules continue to 
leave room for improvement.  Even the KJV module, which is in most ways 
the flagship module, continues to have changes, updates, and feature 
additions.  This is proof that it's a bit silly to hold back content for 

Now accuracy is, in my mind, a different story.  A very thoughtful and 
real effort should be made to ensure accuracy insofar as possible.

But if a module is valid xml (OSIS or ThML), and some apps do not handle 
the full content, then it's the app that should be updated rather than 
the module.  A module developer *should* push the capabilities of the 
apps.  If no module uses an OSIS/ThML feature, then there is no way 
anyone will get around to adding support.

My $0.02,

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Jesus accepted you into His heart?"; not "have you given your whole
life for God", but "has God given His whole life for you"
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