[sword-devel] MinimumVersion property in module.conf files

Chris Little chrislit at crosswire.org
Tue Aug 6 07:42:09 MST 2013

Often, there's some obvious feature that requires a minimum Sword 
version. Absent that, I have been setting 1.5.8. I'll probably bump that 
to 1.6.1 after the release of 1.7.0.

There are two functions of MinimumVersion. One is to shelter users from 
modules they can't use. Another is to strongly encourage users to 
upgrade, nag their front end's maintainers to update, or switch to a 
better-maintained front end-- we don't need to be dealing with library 
bugs that were fixed five years ago.


On 8/6/2013 12:48 AM, David Haslam wrote:
> Questions:
> (I hope these don't seem too naive to be asked in erudite company!)
> When it's not something obvious such as support for av11n, how does one
> determine what to specify for the *MinimumVersion* property in module.conf
> files?
> See
> http://crosswire.org/wiki/DevTools:conf_Files#General_informatic_and_installer_elements
> Example: Suppose I make a module using osis2mod from version 1.7.0 RC2 or
> later, must I set
> MinimumVersion=1.7.0
> or is the answer/explanation much more complicated?
> Is this informatic property purely related to module installation, etc?
> Or is it something that front-ends might take into account?
> David
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