[Pkg-crosswire-devel] Thoughts on sword-frontend and packaging sword modules

Dmitrijs Ledkovs dmitrij.ledkov at gmail.com
Mon Aug 17 20:16:50 BST 2009

2009/8/17 DM Smith <dmsmith555 at yahoo.com>:
> CrossWire does not maintain original source, except for the KJV. The reason
> is fairly straightforward: we rely on primary sources and once converted
> into a module the desired information has been captured.

And there never was a bug in the converters which required module
regeneration ???

Although this might be sufficient for Crosswire, it is not to meet
Debian Free Software Guidelines. Source package in debian should have
original source in preferred form of modification. This is indeed a
bit weird for a bible, unless there are markup mistakes or possibly
translation mistakes (which I daubt) or e.g. encoding.

And as xiphos module manager suggestions in some places people might
be prosecuted and / or discriminated. Free operating systems as debian
would allow people for example translate Bible and further distribute.

> While I have argued that we should maintain copies of these originals and
> the scripts that converted them, it is not going to happen. AFAICT, the
> reason is that CrossWire does not want to become a secondary source of
> primary material. Each module's conf should give the location of the primary
> source. (I say should because it is not very accurate, especially when the
> holder of the primary keeps moving it around w/o maintaining permanent
> links.)

Well I'll try to pick out most widely used =)

> You are welcomed to the KJV text that I maintain.

Thank you. Would you please spare a link? To canonical url and/or
revision repository. Cause my google-foo failed me.

> In Him,
>    DM


With best regards

Dmitrijs Ledkovs (for short Dima),
Ледков Дмитрий Юрьевич

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