help with module editor
Posted 11 May 2010 - 01:04 PM
if so, cant other freeware be added to as seperate modules? Especially important ones like antivirus?
For eg, i have been using Microsoft Security Essentials for some time now. It is not a full-fledged suite. but as far as malicious code/behaviour on ur computer is concerned, it has detected each and everyone. Besides, it is a freeware and has updates from the microsoft update. Cant it be included as a module?
Also, there are a few extra softwares available for free from microsoft itself, similar to the msn messenger. cant those be included?
Plus, if i want to customise my collection and want to add some freewares to it so that it becomes similar to a central installation point for updates as well as some softwares, can i do it? If yes, can you tell me how?
I tried to use the module editor but all i could do was save some info as .apm file but how do i make autopatcher detect it and include it in its list? plus, how do i make autopatcher to run these setups? i tried to make a folder by the same name as the apm file i saved and put the setup into it and add this folder to AddOns but that didnt work.
Thanx in advance.
Posted 11 May 2010 - 08:14 PM
it could be done, but basically it requires someone to work on it. the adobe reader module, by instance, was about to be removed from autopatcher, because the maintainer from that script has retired. but as i was already keeping this one as an personal module, i didn't saw any problem about keep this script working. but free time is an problem. right now, my spare machine is dead and, with it, all my vms. so, in order to test something, i need do it in the field, that is far more complicated to do than in a vm (and basically that is the reason why i'm not updating the scripts so fast as i us to)
> Especially important ones like antivirus?
we had that, but due lack of vms, it's nearly impossible to keep, due the detections. worst, even if you had that, there's an new version coming from most av builders every week, probably breaking the download links and for sure the detections
> Microsoft Security Essentials
it could be, with someone updating the script and module. by myself, i don't run it
> similar to the msn messenger
msn messenger himself is an problem. i have an personal module that deploys this one, but this one doesn't work online due an ms restriction: they did an huge file to be downloaded, without an extraction support or even an silent install. as i have the files already extracted, i don't have an problem with it, but the users running this module could have
> if i want to customise my collection and want to add some freewares to it so that it becomes similar to a central installation point for updates as well as some softwares, can i do it?
for sure. your modules doesn't even need to be online. all that you have to do is an module and create an folder with the same name than the module, plus _files, to store the files that you wish to deploy
> If yes, can you tell me how?
well, you may require read this. personally, i do all my modules with notepad, that is far more practical than the module editor, but...
> how do i make autopatcher detect it and include it in its list?
autopatcher loads every single module that is at the modules folder, but there's one restriction: the uniqueID. every single module must have his own. if is duplicated, then the module will not load. it's kinda easy do an new one, if you take an existent module as template. basically, all that you have to do is make an new copy of an existent module, then rename it and open the file with notepad or even module editor, changing the proper fields, like name, description, detection, etc
> AddOns but that didnt work
probably due lack of an important info. let's see, taking an existent module as template. in this case, NetworkMonitor.apm
_1046 etc doesn't need to be in there, except if you wish include an translation to an non english language
the fields in bold are the ones that you probably will require edit and the ones in red are the ones that you will require edit for sure to your module work. as you may notice, if the module name is NetworkMonitor.apm, then the folder where the update/software that you wish to deploy shall be in the same folder as NetworkMonitor.apm is, but with the name NetworkMonitor.apm_files
well, if you more infos about, please ask it
Edited by Cristiano, 11 May 2010 - 08:15 PM.
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