[jsword-devel] Book installation

Joe Walker joseph.walker at gmail.com
Sun Oct 3 13:31:27 MST 2004

I can't really help with any of these. Probably sword-devel will be
able to help.


On Sat, 02 Oct 2004 07:44:31 -0400, DM Smith <dmsmith555 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I am continuing to work on Book installation.
> I have changed the code (but have not checked in) so that you can
> re-install a book if there is a newer version. I don't like how I did it
> because there are holes. I would appreciate input.
> While I think it might be nice to know in advance whether a book has a
> newer version, I am leaving that that until later. For now, when you
> choose a book to download, if it is installed, it checks to see if there
> is a more recent version. If there is not then it tells you the book is
> already installed. Otherwise it allows the install.
> The problem is that the modules have been around for a long time, but
> most of them have a date of Aug 2, 2004. I presume that this is because
> of maintenance on the server. So I could have downloaded a module last
> year and it now seems newer because it has a new date.
> Is there a better way to know the date of a module?
> Some of the modules have a SwordVersionDate in the conf. And I don't
> know how well maintained those dates are. For those that don't have
> dates can we assume they are old?
> Should I use the date of the conf in mods.z.tar.gz? Is it always updated
> when the module is updated? Is it ever updated when the module is not
> changed?
> Or should we always allow the module to be re-installed, but ask for the
> users confirmation?
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