i found quite a nice, Netscape / mozilla / firefox (etc) pluging for the win32 platform, wicht you guys could maybe use....
E-mail conversation wrote: IE posible to remove?
> Yes. It does not rely on any IE4+ dll or feature.
How is this update-engine backend'ed?
> We use the data file from MBSA
(http://www.microsoft.com/technet/securi ... ahome.mspx ) it contains most of the links we need. Almost all the files are hosted on download.microsoft.com
Able to update other software?
> Yes, the plugin is very generic, and can be used to update other products as well.
The website tells the plugin what files need examining, and
returns information about the file.
A maintenance page could be added to the website so that you can add your own products and updates.
Ability to use this for so called 'OEM-like' system installed,
(or in ReactOS's case - other operating systems)
> Since we also sell computer hardware, we are looking at a similar service,
But we'd be using WinPE and combining that with our driver site, driveragent.com, to pre-install Windows onto PCs, with all security updates and driver updates installed.
Profesionalizing the website (maybe even to gain more trust)?
> That could be arranged. Correct, we don't have the time... this site does not earn us any income, so any updates to the site are low priority.
Hosting some sort of user forum?
> Yes, that is a good idea. We can set up a forum. I'll try and set this up over the next few weeks.