[sword-devel] CD ISO

Troy A. Griffitts scribe at crosswire.org
Fri Jan 25 09:33:10 MST 2013

I'm building my new stuff against svn head.  You can build against 
whatever you think is stable right now.  If you have a working binary, I 
would just drop it in place right now, and then update it when you have 
a stable new release.

On 01/25/2013 05:23 PM, Greg Hellings wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 5:42 AM, Troy A. Griffitts 
> <scribe at crosswire.org <mailto: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/
>     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?
> --Greg
>     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/
>     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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