Lack of Media Codec Pack
Posted 19 August 2010 - 04:12 AM
2. Registry Tweaks / applying user's favorite settings
3. Windows Update
4. MS Office
5. Office Updates
6. JRE, Adbe Flash Player, Adobe Air, Adobe Reader etc.
7. Media Codec Pack
8. Other user's favorite softwares.
All the above except Drivers and user's favorite softwares are very common and must haves. Autopatcher is a good and sufficient to to insatll most of them. But you must also provide a good Media Codec Pack (like K-Lite Codec Pack) to make Autopatcher complete.
Thanks in advance.
Posted 19 August 2010 - 03:00 PM
1. Bad idea - way too many drivers out there, of course you could always compile a list yourself and create (and maintain) a script.
2. There is a 'Registry Tweaks' section in the XP English release, not sure about the other releases. The problem here is a user can really screw up their system and then the AutoPatcher team is to blame for user error.
3. If you're referring to Windows Update Agent, it's in the XP, Vista, and 7 releases.
4. & 5. Office is a difficult release to maintain, too many variables, the maintainer must have Office installed and know Office detections very well - this is not an easy task.
6. All but Java are a release and can be found in the releases list. Java has changed and it can no longer be an available script (unless something changes at Oracle's end), the user must download Java directly - we have covered this extensively in the Java forum.
7. See 1 above. Not a bad idea but extra work. You could create (and maintain) a script yourself.
8. This is why a new category in AutoPatcher was created - Stand Alone - for user submitted scripts. The user must create, test, and maintain the script, and I'm sure it must meet certain requirements before being accepted (safe, functional, legal (no warez)) - don't know, I'm not a part of it.
Your ideas are good but always comes down to - I would like this in AutoPatcher and hope someone else does it for me. To please everyone, and really be 'All Things To All Men', AutoPatcher would have to grow very large in size, add OpenOffice, add every available codec, include lots of great freeware tools, of course no one has stepped up to even add one new script of their own creation.
Posted 19 August 2010 - 09:12 PM
Therefore, I am voting - NO to a separate listing for any kind of codec packs.
Posted 20 August 2010 - 12:48 AM
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