[ros-dev] New Setup system

Jerry crashfourit at gmail.com
Sun Jan 29 05:45:15 CET 2006


I could add diferent compression formats, like tgz, zip, bz2 to the 
installer.

Andrew Scott wrote:

> 7-zip can be painfully slow to unpack on old computers.
>
> Jerry wrote:
>
>> I'm thinking on working on a new setup system (just the installing 
>> files part).
>>
>> Here are some of the details I'm thinking of (in no particular order):
>>
>> 1) 7-zip compression. 7-zip provides good compression ratios.
>> 2)  xml based package information. This could include registry 
>> information needed by the application.
>> 3) Third parties will be able to use it.
>> 4) ability to download packages off of a network. ( (S)FTP HTTP or 
>> Samba )
>> 5) self installing packages.
>> 6) auto compile from source and install.
>> 7) dependencies.
>> 8) auto update from the net (not sure about this one).
>>
>> If you have any other ideas please add them.
>>
>> If anybody is interested in it, please tell me, and I'll plan to 
>> start working on it one to two weeks from now.
>>
>>
>> David Hinz wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> Alex Ionescu schrieb:
>>>
>>>> Sounds a lot like the new Vista AIK and the XIMAGE system Microsoft 
>>>> is working on. Not saying that's a bad thing, on the contrary, but 
>>>> why re-invent the wheel? We could just use their tools.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> And exactly that is what it's not. I've been looking a lot at the 
>>> new Vista deployment tools and ximage in the last two weeks, and the 
>>> difference is, that MS creates a file based image of the whole 
>>> system partition, copies it onto the harddisk and starts the setup, 
>>> and what I described is a bit more like the debian installer, 
>>> everything is in packages, that depend on other packages (or not) 
>>> and each of them has it's own configuration.
>>> This is much more customizable and flexible than Microsofts ximage.
>>>
>>> You can create one cd for the whole company, but when you have 
>>> installed ReactOS you just have to connect to the repository server 
>>> and select the repositories you need for this workstation. You will 
>>> never ever have to touch this workstaion again, it will be 
>>> automatically updated with exactly the things needed on this 
>>> workstation.
>>>
>>> Keep in mind, my idea is not to make the installation as fast as 
>>> possible and to waste as less space on the installation medias as 
>>> possible, I want to make the administrators job a bit easier.
>>>
>>> Plus this has positive effects for home users too, as we have a 
>>> system wide update manager and not one for every vendor.
>>>
>>>> Best regards,
>>>> Alex Ionescu
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Greets,
>>>
>>> David Hinz
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