[sword-devel] CD ISO
Troy A. Griffitts
scribe at crosswire.org
Fri Jan 25 04:42:08 MST 2013
Dear Frontend Teams,
I'm planning to burn CDs for people (about 60) who have requested them
(yes, we still get occasional CD requests), and was wondering if you
might wish to update your stuff in the 'latest' ISO folder here which is
the root from where we build the ISO.
I'll update the modules and clean off the ridiculously archaic blobs of
Historically, we've tried to include installers for Mac, Windows, and
Linux. I'm conceding to give up on the Linux software (on the CD), so
we should probably just remove all of our Linux binary bundles.
These installers should be configured to allow installing of modules
from the CD. The InstallMgr class supports installation not just from a
remote source, but from a local path as well. If your installers could
add the root of the CD path as an install source, that would be excellent.
We also try to make things run from the CD if possible. I know BPBible
has a 'portable' install for this and some of our other frontends run
find from the CD as well. If there is a binary you can place somewhere
on the CD that, when double clicked, it can start and find it's modules
from the CD (at least), that would be great. SWORD looks in the current
folder for modules, so if you place your binary in the root of the CD,
it might just magically work. Otherwise, you could have a subdirectory
with your stuff and include a sword.conf which specifies a datapath of
../ or something. Just ideas.
You can download the latest ISO image from here so you can locally
update it and play to test how your stuff works.
When you get it working well, if you could update the
crosswire.org:/home/sword/ftp/pub/sword/iso/latest/ with your stuff,
that would be great. I'm also happy to update the CD autorun splash
screens with anything you'd like. Not sure how this works on a Mac, but
we launch a silly little windows app with buttons to launch each installer.
We could also think about instructions to help people burn this to a
Thanks for any help,
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