Some ideas about the kdewin-installer
ralf.habacker at freenet.de
Sun Aug 19 19:12:56 CEST 2007
Saro Engels schrieb:
> I just started helping in kde-windows some weeks ago, and since I don't
> really know what to improve in kde's libraries and because I'd love to
> have a package manager on windows, I decided to focus my efforts on
> kdewin-installer is made up like the cygwin setup.exe which most of us
> will know. I didn't found any roadmap for kdewin-installer so perhaps we
> can make up something like that over here.
> Some features I would like to see in kdewin-installer:
> - A possibility to update packages; cygwin's setup.exe uses both a
> local database which contains all the installed packages and on the
> mirrors a database of the newest packages. kdewin-installer makes the
> same but still has no update/reinstall feature implemented
this an open todo.
> - A possibility to view the files contained in an (installed) package;
> this feature is missing in cygwin but is contained in YaST2 of
> openSuSE etc.
kdewin-installer manages an installed package database in the
Either the package by itself contains two files identifing the package
(packages from gnuwin32 and packages packaged with kdewin-packager) or
if not the kdewin-installer will create this files on installing.
> - A possibility to add mirrors / to use a local package repository;
> this is implemented in cygwin as well - and I am currently working on
> the first issue, probably svn-up'ing it this weekend.
I've tried your commit. It looks that the mirror url isn't used yet.
> The second issue
> I might implement next (that would need at least to add a repository
> database file).
currently all packages are downloaded into a specific download
directory, from which the packages could be installed. What missing are
some informations about which package belongs to which category.
> - the kdewin-installer should give a possibility to get to the package
> page from the 'finished' page; that is quite an easy thing that I can
> do very easily.
this would be good.
> - as someone told me in irc, proxies sometimes need a user and password;
> we should provide those settings as well, even though one can import
> those settings from the browser.
> Some features that would be good to be implemented in future:
I will come to this topics later.
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