[sword-devel] installmgr (and xiphos) crashes (svn 2831)

Jonathan Morgan jonmmorgan at gmail.com
Wed Jun 26 15:14:56 MST 2013

Hi Greg,

On Wed, Jun 26, 2013 at 2:58 PM, Greg Hellings <greg.hellings at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Wed, Jun 26, 2013 at 8:44 AM, Nic Carter <niccarter at mac.com> wrote:
>> (Sorry for the top reply)
>> IMHO it would be easier to switch to downloading a ZIP file of the module
>> than it would to add the infrastructure required to generate a custom
>> listing of file names.
>> I encountered the issues you point out (and agree with you) & gave up.
>> If/when the CrossWire httpd server changes (& the HTML output changes), the
>> installmgr code will break :)
>> My vote, long ago, was to switch to downloading ZIP files instead of each
>> individual module file, but no one has implemented that yet (would you mind
>> looking, Jaak? My c++ skills are very rusty, as you have seen!) :)
> The ability to locally install from a zip file is a long-standing feature
> request. Since it is so easy for a user to end up downloading the zip
> packages from the server, it would be nice if applications could just pass
> the file to the engine and have it unzip and install the module. I believe
> there is a front-end that has implemented this (BPBible, maybe?) but it has
> never made it back into the engine.

BPBible does indeed implement this.
As it relies on the Python zipfile module it would probably need a fair
amount of work to try and force it back into C++.


> --Greg
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