[sword-devel] Announcing Sword++
jaak at ristioja.ee
Tue Sep 27 04:51:55 MST 2016
On 27.09.2016 13:28, Matěj Cepl wrote:
> On 2016-09-26, 17:14 GMT, Ryan Hiebert wrote:
>> It is certainly possible that there is only room for one
>> library in the "market". If this is the case, and this fork
>> becomes the choice of the market, then it should be apparent
>> that the original did not make the choices that the market
>> needed. Nobody likes split attention, but if a fork becomes
>> used in practice, then it is by definition doing the right
>> thing, because it's doing what the users need.
> Certainly, but it is hard to imagine how any distribution
> replaces functioning library with the one which objectively
> regresses in provided functionality (no bindings, for example).
> Also, will other programs using currently normal sword (e.g.,
> gnomesword/xiphos) work with sword++?
Since distros have no problems introducing alternative libraries with
less features, I think its no problem. As I stated in my original
announcement, Sword++ will not be API- nor ABI compatible with Sword. If
that was not clear enough, the answer is still "no", they will not work
without code changes and a recompile. Supporting an API we think is
broken in various ways, would be a drag for the development of Sword++.
>> It really serves no purpose to get upset about someone making,
>> and sharing, their own personal fork.
> Certainly, and I was among those who supported more “agile” (not
> necessarily using the methodology, just less burdensome)
> approach to libsword (e.g., everything in git, pull requests,
> etc.). We are still not allowing cooperation style normal in the
> FLOSS world, we have still some modules (e.g., most Bible
> modules) de-facto proprietary (i.e., without sources available),
> and I believe all these unresolved issues lead to the silly
> forks like this one.
Hold your words for a bit and have a little patience. Since this is all
very fresh news to many of you, let it settle a bit. The SWORD project
also needs some time to reflect and decide on the best course of action.
Your criticism does not seem to be as constructive and helpful as it
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