[sword-devel] Ezra Project 0.14.0 released

Tobias Klein contact at tklein.info
Mon Aug 31 15:25:44 EDT 2020

Hi Greg,

Thanks for the feedback! I appreciate it!

On 8/31/20 3:20 PM, Greg Hellings wrote:
> Tobias,
> I applaud your efforts! I just pulled the latest git, built, and am 
> running it on my local system. A few things came to my notice from a 
> usability perspective:
> 1) I absentmindedly selected a random module and pulled up a random 
> book - Ecclesiastes in the Westcott-Hort Greek NT module. Of course, 
> Ecclesiastes was grayed out in the book selection box, but that didn't 
> stop me from selecting it. As a result, I sat and stared at the 
> spinning UI widget for an embarrassingly long period of time before I 
> realized it was a PEBKAC situation and not a technical one. Perhaps 
> disabling the selection (or even display?) of unavailable portions of 
> a text would be an improvement, here?
Disabling the selection is what I would consider.
> 2) When I did finally get around to selecting a passage available in 
> Westcott-Hort, the tab title is updated to reflect "II John [WH2006]", 
> but the "Book" drop down still just says, "Book". Perhaps it could be 
> updated, as well? I would expect the UI component I just clicked on to 
> be the one that updates! The same goes for the search entry.
I think I thought about this at one point and thought that since the 
current tab's text "title" is already shown in the tab title I would not 
update the book button. But since you're bringing this up now, I'll 
reconsider this.
> 4) When I loaded a verse and clicked "Compare Translations", I really 
> like the box that pops up. That's a nice touch I haven't seen anywhere 
> else. However, the title bar for it reads "Comparing translations for 
> None" when accessed from searches. It properly shows "Comparing 
> translations for Matthew 1:1" when I access it directly from the text.
That's a bug for sure. I'll fix it in the next release.
> 5) Looking at the text window, it was not immediately obvious that the 
> numbers running down the left hand side were chapter numbers. I 
> thought they were allowing me to select verses and get more 
> information on the verse itself. So when I clicked on one, it 
> surprised me to be suddenly taken to another place in Matthew. Perhaps 
> a header in the column would be appropriate?
Good point. I like usability feedback! Yes, I'll consider adding a small 
> 6) Something is weird about the rendering of footnotes in the ASV 
> module. Instead of having superscript characters, the numbers (1, 2, 
> 3) appear in the text directly, and the footnotes appear directly at 
> the end of each verse like "1) some note text". This isn't the case 
> with other modules I tested, so something is going on that's 
> different. Most likely a difference in the rendered HTML from the 
> module. ASV isn't particularly necessary, it's just one I happened to 
> have installed and could take a look at.
I need to look into this and get back separately.
> Also, I'd like to re-offer: if you can decompose the build/install 
> process from needing to bundle SWORD directly, I am happy to work with 
> you on packaging it directly for Fedora's main repositories.

Thanks for the offer!

You can actually already build against a system-installed SWORD library. 
It's not documented anywhere ...

Just do the following:

$ npm run build-linux

In this case the build script of node-sword-interface will determine the 
SWORD include and library paths using pkg-config. After this you end up 
with a "distribution" under release/ezra-project-linux-x64.
You can then generate a rpm package by issuing

$ npm run rpm_fedora29
(Should also work for later Fedora versions, requires previous 
installation of electron-installer-redhat via npm)

The result is a *.rpm package under release/

Best regards,

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