[xiphos-devel] xiphos now requires very latest sword

Greg Hellings greg.hellings at gmail.com
Mon Apr 20 10:15:27 MST 2020

>From a packaging perspective it shouldn't be difficult to pull a single
commit here and there into a new build of a release.

That doesn't help people building from source, though.


On Sun, Apr 19, 2020 at 2:23 PM Karl Kleinpaste <karl at kleinpaste.org> wrote:

> For packagers especially, but for everyone building their own:
> FYI, I made a commit earlier today, attached to #845
> <https://github.com/crosswire/xiphos/issues/845>, that re-works the
> handling of .introMaterial in CSS controls. This gets rid of the grossness
> of a couple years ago, where I coded an ugly HTML post-delivery hack to
> remove self-closing <div/>, which I thought were erroneous. Turns out
> they're not technically wrong, if only I could convince WebKit to operate
> in XHTML mode. That in turn has proven effectively impossible and I can't
> figure out why, every suggestion made has had zero practical effect.
> But yesterday Troy made an accommodating change in Sword, in support of
> the idea that depending on WK sanity is unwise when it falls back to HTML
> mode too easily, so now Sword no longer generates self-closing <div/> at
> all, instead generating milestones with <div...></div>. This eliminates the
> need for the post-delivery hack and I've reworked the code so that it
> behaves nicely for handling pre-book and -chapter material.
> This leaves Xiphos committed as a result: We cannot release a Xiphos
> update until there is a new Sword release. Now, more immediately, I have to
> get the Windows build working again anyhow, which I'm hoping won't be too
> big a challenge, but we'll see. In any event, both of these (Windows build
> and Sword release) now stand in the way of getting 4.1.1 out the door.
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