Official and Affiliated Module Repositories

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The Repository directory has to be specified for the Install Manager in the SWORD Project for Windows, which uses FTP access. Likewise for the other front-ends based on the SWORD API.

The Catalog & ZIP directories have to be specified for the JSword based installer (e.g. as used for Bible Desktop), which uses HTTP access.

The 'Site Name' field is just a convenient name for managing/selecting repositories. Users may edit these without any loss of functionality, as long as they ensure that each is uniquely and appropriately named.

CrossWire Bible Society

CrossWire maintains a Master Repositories List (filename: masterRepoList.conf) which is accessed by most front-end applications. Some front-ends require a refresh operation to ensure that the latest edition of the MRL is installed.

Released modules

Official module repository from CrossWire Bible Society. This repository now also hosts modules with Alternate Versifications.

 Site Name:              CrossWire Bible Society (main)
 Site Machine Name:      ftp.crosswire.org
 Repository Directory:   /pub/sword/raw/
 Catalog Directory:      /ftpmirror/pub/sword/raw
 ZIP Directory:          /ftpmirror/pub/sword/packages/rawzip

These modules can be downloaded directly via the link below, but using the module manager built into most front-end applications is vastly preferable

Module attic

Official module repository from CrossWire Bible Society for the previous version of released modules. Look here if you have updated to a new version of a module, discover that there are bugs or errors, and want to downgrade. This repository is not shown in PocketSword. It is not included in the Master Repositories List.

 Site Name:              CrossWire Bible Society Attic
 Site Machine Name:      ftp.crosswire.org
 Repository Directory:   /pub/sword/atticraw/

Modules for beta testing

This is included in the Master Repositories List. Please test these modules and report your findings on Modules in the beta repository. Beta modules should be validated before being transferred to the main CrossWire repository.

 Site Name:              CrossWire beta
 Site Machine Name:      ftp.crosswire.org
 Repository Directory:   /pub/sword/betaraw
 Catalog Directory:      /ftpmirror/pub/sword/betaraw
 ZIP Directory:          /ftpmirror/pub/sword/betapackages/rawzip

These modules can be downloaded directly via the link below, but using the module manager built into most front-end applications is vastly preferable

CrossWire Wycliffe

The 43 modules from WBTI & BL that were formerly kept in CrossWire Beta have been moved to a separate repository. This is included in the Master Repositories List.

 Site Name:              CrossWire Wycliffe
 Site Machine Name:      ftp.crosswire.org
 Repository Directory:   /pub/sword/wyclifferaw

Note:

  1. Many of these translations are now available online at Bible Search hosted by the American Bible Society.

Experimental modules

These experimental modules are primarily intended for front-end developers. They require new features not supported by some front-end applications. This repository is not included in the Master Repositories List, neither is it displayed by PocketSword.

 Site Name:              CrossWire experimental
 Site Machine Name:      ftp.crosswire.org
 Repository Directory:   /pub/sword/experimentalraw

Affiliated Repositories

Other Bible agencies

Any bona fide Bible agency may set up and maintain their own modules repository. Providing the agency adheres to orthodox Christian doctrine (i.e. not a cult!), a request for such a repository to be added to the Master Repostories List will be seriously considered by CrossWire.

NET Bible

Home of the New English Translation. This is included in the Master Repositories List.

 Site Name:              NET
 Site Machine Name:      ftp.bible.org
 Repository Directory:   /sword
 Catalog Directory:      /sword/raw
 ZIP Directory:          /sword/packages/rawzip

Xiphos

A number of random creations, including a fair number of dictionary, map and image modules: Tischendorf8 Greek NT, Hodge's Systematic Theology, and others. Daily Devotionals include BibleCompanion, MCheyne, OneYearRead. This is included in the Master Repositories List.

 Site Name:              Xiphos
 Site Machine Name:      ftp.xiphos.org
 Repository Directory:   .
 Catalog Directory:      /sword
 ZIP Directory:          /sword/zip

Institute for Bible Translation

The Institute for Bible Translation has a SWORD repository. This is included in the Master Repositories List.

 Site Name:              IBT
 Site Machine Name:      ftp.ibt.org.ru
 Repository Directory:   /pub/modsword/raw
 Catalog Directory:      /ftpmirror/pub/modsword/raw
 ZIP Directory:          /ftpmirror/pub/modsword/rawzip

The Institute for Bible Translation provides a number of Bible translations in various languages of Central Asia and the CIS. Currently these include Adygei, Aghul, Avar, Buryat, Chuvash, Crimean Tatar, Gagauz (Latin & Cyrillic), Georgian, Karakalpak, Kazakh, Khakas, Kumyk, Kyrgyz (Arabic & Cyrillic), Ossetic, Tabasaran, Tajik (Gospels), Tatar, Turkmen (Latin & Cyrillic), Uzbek (Latin & Cyrillic). Alongside these translations are modules for English, Russian, Ukrainian and the original Bible languages (Hebrew & Greek). Further modules are in preparation. Several of the translations have linked dictionary modules.

Notes:

  1. The programmer has made his source code available under the name xulsword.
  2. With the advent of Alternate Versification in SWORD, the MK program is fully compatible with the SWORD API. All modules in the IBT repository are fully SWORD compatible, although their .conf files have some extra entries which apply only to xulsword, and their OSIS tags may have some subtype attributes which other SWORD front ends will ignore.
  3. The Original languages module combines the Hebrew OT and Greek NT into a single module.
  4. The Russian Synodal (1876) module has cross references and Strong's tags.

eBible.org

This repository maintained by Michael Paul Johnson provides access to Bible modules in more than 600 languages. It has been added to the Master Repository List.

FTP access:

 Site Name:              eBible.org
 Site Machine Name:      ftp.ebible.org
 Repository Directory:   /pub/sword
 Catalog Directory:      /pub/sword
 ZIP Directory:          /pub/sword/zip

HTTP access:

 Site Name:              eBible.org
 Site Machine Name:      ebible.org
 Repository Directory:   /sword
 Catalog Directory:      /sword
 ZIP Directory:          /sword/zip

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