[sword-devel] Word of God Bibles in a repo?

Greg Hellings greg.hellings at gmail.com
Thu Jan 27 21:22:38 MST 2011

On Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 8:18 PM, Nic Carter <niccarter at mac.com> wrote:
> Hi guys,
> Just a quick question for you all . . .  There are a few SWORD modules available from http://www.wordofgod.in that don't seem to be available via our internal InstallManager.  I was wondering if anyone had tried to get them into a repo, or as them if they are interested in setting up their own repo?  Given that we are able to report download statistics on the various modules that people download from CrossWire, we could do that for them if required?
> Given how easy the core-API guys have made it to install modules within our various front-ends, wouldn't it help their Bibles get more widely used if they were easier to install?  :)
> Anyway, just a random thought.  I had a guy email me about making a Tamil Bible available for use in PS, and while it's quite possible to manually install a ZIP of a module, it would be much more preferable to allow users to just tap on the Install button in the InstallManager...  ;)

If the modules are already in a repository, but the repo is just not
on our central list, you can easily add it to Pocket Sword.  The API
exposes a mechanism for that, as well.  Back in the dark ages, before
the centralized list, that's how we got all our entries other than
CrossWire into our install managers!

As for a ZIP, if it has the conf file and other necessary files, you
can readily open it up and install out of it.  I believe BPBible
allows drag-and-drop of module ZIP files?  Pretty sure one of our
front ends does.


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