[sword-devel] Change to Synodal verse system

Peter von Kaehne refdoc at gmx.net
Mon Aug 1 02:26:39 MST 2011

It is probably worthwhile adding that while we had at CrossWire no Synodal v11n based texts out ofr public consumption, IBT has been distributing many of its modules in synodal v11n for a while. 

So there is a problem beyond us few developers and testers.

-------- Original-Nachricht --------
> Datum: Mon, 01 Aug 2011 13:48:01 +0600
> Von: John Austen <gpl.programs.info at gmail.com>
> An: sword-devel at crosswire.org
> Betreff: [sword-devel] Change to Synodal verse system

> An error in the Synodal verse system (canon_synodal.h) was fixed in 
> sword-1.6.2, which is great. Psalms 114:9 was missing from the verse 
> system, but has now been included.
> My concern is that the fixed verse system has the same name as the old 
> one. So the many existing Synodal Sword modules are no longer compatible 
> with Sword, and new Synodal modules are not compatible with older Sword 
> programs. Since Sword programs and Sword modules are upgraded 
> independently from one another, this will cause the many current users 
> of Synodal texts great problems and frustrations in the future.
> Does anyone have ideas on a solution to this problem?
> I'm wondering if in this very special case (a fix to a cannon) we might 
> do the following: Give the new (fixed) "Synodal" cannon a new name. Then 
> allow both the old "Synodal" and the new Synodal verse systems to remain 
> in the codebase together for a reasonable time (maybe a year). Then, 
> after most users will have upgraded both their programs and modules for 
> other reasons, we can remove the old "Synodal" cannon from the code 
> base, keeping only the new one. In this way, most users will never 
> notice the transition, which is a very good thing since many Synodal 
> users are not necessarily computer savvy enough to be able to diagnose 
> and fix such an enigmatic incompatibility on their own.
> Thanks,
> John
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