[sword-devel] Sword utils not shipped with Xiphos for Windows?

Greg Hellings greg.hellings at gmail.com
Thu Mar 1 12:00:17 MST 2012

On Thu, Mar 1, 2012 at 12:04 PM, Matej Cepl <mcepl at redhat.com> wrote:
> On 1.3.2012 15:41, David Haslam wrote:
>> Nine executables normally found in Sword utilities are not included in the
>> Xiphos bin folder.
> Couldn't the specialized utilities intended for developers rather than
> end-users be provided separately? E.g., in the page you mentioned in other
> thread (http://crosswire.org/wiki/File_Formats#The_SWORD_Project_Utilities)
> there is a reference to
> http://crosswire.org/ftpmirror/pub/sword/utils/win32/

The problem is that the people able to upload there are not always
able to build a new version every time it is appropriate. It requires
a significant investment of time to build all the dependencies for
SWORD on Windows and there are only one or two people who are able to
do that and upload to that directory. Xiphos for Windows has, AFAIK,
always shipped with the SWORD utilities in order to also get another
distribution of them into the wild and not always force the same one
or two people to be relied upon to update that page.


> Isn't that what should be developer supposed to download instead of pushing
> everything into Xiphos, which IMHO is supposed to be just for normal people
> (who are so unlike to us :))?
> Blessings,
> Matěj
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