[sword-devel] Locked modules magical mystery tour...

David Haslam dfhdfh at protonmail.com
Mon Jan 13 12:14:34 MST 2020

IMHO, the worst aspect facing users of locked modules is the lack of a direct link to the copyright owner’s online store page to purchase the unlock key. For most of the available locked modules, the user is left to go on a magical mystery tour to find out how to buy the key.

The exception that sets a good example of how it should be done is the NA28 module.
A config key contains a direct link to the online store. This is nicely displayed by Bishop.

What can be done to improve this aspect of the other third party locked modules provision?

Aside: Which front-ends are still like PocketSword and don’t yet display this config key nor provide a UI field whereby a user can enter the purchased unlock key? PocketSword warns that a module is locked, but the “see below” gives no further clues how to obtain the unlock key.
There’s simply no useful link shown, not even for the NA28 module.

Best regards,


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