Posted 18 February 2010 - 08:21 PM
Posted 18 February 2010 - 09:18 PM
so, sorry. we can't do that
Posted 18 February 2010 - 09:34 PM
On the surface what you say makes a bit of sense if AutoPatcher were a for profit endeavor, but it is not - it is a purely volunteer project, one would
need all the above mentioned systems to test on - 0SP, SP1, SP2, SP3 etc which would create lots of extra work. AutoPatcher scripts are for lack of
a better term - custom scripts - unlike other update tools that make use of Microsoft's .cab files that contain information about updates.
Now, I don't mean to be rough but you are not uncommon here, you have a need, wish the project would adjust to your needs (fair enough), but no
offer of helping out. In reality, it isn't practical to be running outdated machines - SP3 for XP x86 is a good service pack and there isn't much good
reason to not have it installed. Vista on the other hand, (IMHO) seemed to be a problem from the start regardless of the service pack - JMO
I use AutoPatcher_XP_SP3_x86 on an XP SP2 machine only because I was shortsighted when I partitioned the drive, I don't have enough room to
install the service pack, if an update is compatible with SP2 the info is added to the .apm and the update will load. To try and create a release that
would work on all the above mentioned service pack levels would be a nightmare to say the least.
You could always build a custom AutoPatcher package, the only issue would be the Unofficial/Unsupported warning. I have a very small example of an
AutoPatcher release loading 2 folders, one subfolder, and 6 updates, for the purpose of demonstrating how the folders and files load. There are no
updates in the folders, only .apm files. The important detection information would need to come from you as you select updates to add. I may post a
link to the .7z file and you can have a look if interested.
Note: I can see Cristiano has already responded (as I'm typing), I don't think my post will conflict with his, I will go ahead and add my .02 cents.
Posted 18 February 2010 - 10:24 PM
As you may have noticed Iam new to your forum and program and have yet to use it.
I understand about the complexities involved and also why it would be so difficult to implement.
I recently had to do a re-install of Vista Ultimate and it took 4 hrs. to completely update it.
I am still in search of a way to save the updates installed on a system so they can be re-applied
on a re-install. I have found that Vista actually saves the files in the Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download
directory but they are in CABS with additional files and no executable present.
Now if there were a way to re use those files with some kind of a batch file...
I will continue to monitor your site projects and improvements.
Great job on what you've accomplished so far!
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