[ros-dev] New Setup system

Kai Moonbourn xaltotun at gmail.com
Sun Jan 29 07:26:45 CET 2006


7zip gives me a lot of problems when I want to extract archives of any
appreciable size; it's impossible to extract a single file(with any client
I've tested) without parsing through the entire archive, which can immensely
increase the amount of time to access even a trivially small file.

On 1/28/06, Jerry <crashfourit at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> 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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