(original thread)Extension installer - new way to install extensions

Discussion in 'Skins and Plugins Installer (MPEI)' started by dukus, February 25, 2007.

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  1. dukus

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    Features:
    - MPI package maker
    - package installer
    - control panel with reinstall, uninstall, update and to see online and local extensions
    - update checker
    - a submission system (http://mpi.team-mediaportal.com), only for testing

    Package features:
    - all MP files like plugins, skins, tv logos, may update mp itself but newer tried
    - post setup option like run mp or configuration, configure a plugin
    - language string
    - skin selection
    - setup groups
    - default skin support for skins which not included in package

    MPI file : basically it is a zip file with a special directory structures and in root with instaler.xmp file




    To do :
    - feedback to server when downloading to count downloads
    - wiki
    - a lot of gfx (icons), if somebody have time to help with this, pls tell
    - MP plugin for browsing, updating and downloading extensions
     
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    this application is a really good idea i am always thinking about one like this but i don't have any developping skill ... pliz continue with it it's very important and usefull
     
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    Could you please tell us a bit more, what this will/can do?
    Can't get acces to the link above, rigth now.

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    I don't want to put in download, is not finished, but from yahoo not allow to download more than 5mb/hour.

    I waiting some suggestions or improvement .
     
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    I moved in new site : http://dukus.extra.hu/
    New version beta released.
    In this site, found some examples.
     
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    Have you thought about allowing your installer to download from URL (maybe to a temp directory and then delete after sucessful finish)?

    After all you have a couple of the necessary installer .mpi files on your website.

    EDIT: Are the .mpi files suppose to download as .zip files then we are suppose to rename the .zip to .mpi or is it just my computer?
     
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    I tried to install the austrialian logos. I downloaded that file from your website and then the installer also on the website. I renamed the .zip file to .mpi and then ran the installer. I choose Install Package and selected "Australian_TV_Logos.mpi" and got the following error: [​IMG] I choose continue but it didn't appear to perform any action, so I don't know what happened.
     
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    Here is the error in thumbnail.
     
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    When I looked at the .mpi (actually downloaded as .zip) file I looked at the file list in the installer.xmp file and the first file is:
    HTML:
    1. <File>
    2. <FileName>ABC2.png</FileName>
    3. <Type>Thumbs</Type>
    4. <SubType>TV\Logos</SubType>
    5. <Source>F:\xmp\Australian TV Logos\ABC2.png</Source>
    6. <Id>04010</Id>
    7. <Option />
    8. </File>
    Notice the Option doesn't have a closing /Option plus the slash is in there. Is that correct?

    Also where does it state where the files should be installed into? I ask, because I don't have a F: drive mapped on my system.

    EDIT: Could the following be the reason for the Option tag with the slash at the end?

    HTML:
    1.     <Option>
    2.         <BuildFileName />
    3.         <ProiectFileName>F:\xmp\xpi\Australian_TV_Logos.xmp</ProiectFileName>
    4.         <ProiectName>Australian TV Logos</ProiectName>
    5.         <Author>...</Author>
    6.         <UpdateURL />
    7.         <Version>1.00</Version>
    8.     </Option>
     
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    The *.xmp file is the original project file use to build the package. The <Source> node don't used in the installation process only th file name.
    The <Option /> tag is correct.

    Usage:

    Download the mpi file(Don't rename).
    Run MPInstaler.exe (Mediaportal directory)
    Select Install package (then the mpi file, Next,Next)

    mzemina:
    I do same thing, for me working.Send me the detail text.
     
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