Posted 09 March 2010 - 11:08 AM
> with WGA being in both the XP_Ptb and Extras package
KB892130 is common to all scripts, but not KB905474. this last one is localized. but you are right. certain things should never be moved from the main package to extras. this was done thinking more in one language only, but if you think well, when an shared module is updated, you have to remember a lot of things, like warn others and this doesn't happen all times. this time, it was my mistake (i've forgot to update my local folder with the new file), but could be the exact same thing that was happening before: a lot of times, non-english users download the enu release as well (yes, disregarding ms policy about sell localized versions and state that it's illegal sell enu versions in non-english countries, they do it in here, a lot of times). with this action, if an release manager doesn't warn all others, problem. duplicated files, modules being loaded twice, unofficial issues, etc. worst: when this split was done, every single script that had those files had removed those files and moved to extras. but as yours know, not all things runs to every single thing. in the .net package, by instance, there's certain modules that only load in win2k, making xp, vista and now seven users download things that never will load in their systems. this could be solved, but then all those modules should be moved to his own package, but then it makes the release manager worst. in the last year, i think that i have located all shared modules and there's a lot of them. mostly, the updates for wmp are all shared, among other things.
even worst, to undo that, it's tricky, because the release manager must update several scripts at once. but there's an even worst thing: certain modules, that was supposed to be common, just doesn't work if your OS isn't an enu one.
> WUA be included in the OS scripts
that was my idea, but then, what do with the other OS's that also has this one? i can do that, but if i do, then i will create an extra load of work to others. worst: until some time ago, i had to deal with those that was downloading the extras package with the ptb and was loading the same module twice. until realize what was the reason for that...