[sword-devel] CD ISO

Greg Hellings 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.
> ftp://ftp.crosswire.org/pub/**sword/iso/latest/<ftp://ftp.crosswire.org/pub/sword/iso/latest/>
> I'll update the modules and clean off the ridiculously archaic blobs of
> whatever.

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.
> ftp://ftp.crosswire.org/pub/**sword/iso/<ftp://ftp.crosswire.org/pub/sword/iso/>
> 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
> drive.
> Thanks for any help,
> Troy
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