[ros-dev] packet manager
ionucu at videotron.ca
Sat Jan 1 13:05:09 CET 2005
> Of course I don't want to code the program in python. But the plans
> are not to host the binaries ourself, but to let the developers of the
> apps do that job. But each developer stores his app in a different
> way. This is why we need some kind of install script.
I wouldn't want to see the complexities of install scripts and phyton
brought upon the poor Windows users' souls. The developers should store
their apps as self-extracting EXEs or installation EXEs...not a bunch of
files that we have to code install scripts for.
All our app would have to do is 1) parse an XML tree containing
information (like name, size, etc, maybe even a rating) and the download
link to the exe).
> We thought that we could implement it as a dll. So that I could be
> there as well as in a stand-alone program.
Yes, Add/Remove Program's tabs either call upon a DLL or shellexecute an
> Maarten Bosma
> alias Dr. Fred
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