[haiku-development] Re: Better zip file handling - Was: alpha release window ?

  • From: scott mc <scottmc2@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-development@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2009 08:20:05 -0700

2009/8/10 Jonas Sundström <jonas@xxxxxxxxxxx>:
> "Axel Dörfler" <axeld@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>  ...
>> I think the alpha release is the only one where we really
>> have to talk about extra apps - for later releases, I think
>> the package manager will take care of the extra apps,
> In the meantime if one could make Expander recognize
> zip files meant for /boot/ (by content inspection, a
> certain file, or a non-zip filename extension) it could
> nudge a person to expand to the right destination path.
> By showing a BAlert explaining where the zip has to go,
> offering to do so, and promising a package manager some
> time in the future, this would help newcomers install
> optional packages, edutaining them a little, and would
> ease the minds of those expecting a package manager.
> /Jonas.

Perhaps add an entry to the .OptionalPackageDescription file, listing
the intended destination and then add the logic to have Expander check
it and if found, use that for the defaulting location...

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