[sword-devel] CD ISO
greg.hellings at gmail.com
Fri Jan 25 09:23:23 MST 2013
On Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 5:42 AM, Troy A. Griffitts <scribe at crosswire.org>wrote:
> 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
Is your intention for this CD to include software based off of 1.6.2 or
will 1.7 be finished before that for front-ends to target?
> 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 thumb
> Thanks for any help,
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