[openbeos] Do we want to recreate SoftwareValet/PackageBuilder?

  • From: "Ryan Leavengood" <leavengood@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 8 May 2006 22:53:03 -0400

Hi guys,

First: I've read through the archives and I see there was an extensive
discussion over installers in Dec 2001 and Jan 2002. I do not want to
re-hash that discussion.

I was just wondering if there was any interest in reverse engineering
the pkg format and recreating SoftwareValet and PackageBuilder exactly
as they are now.

I used PackageBuilder last night for the first time to create the
Microsoft Font Installer (http://www.bebits.com/app/4331) and it took
me about 15 minutes. The installer package worked perfectly the first
time. So I think it is a pretty slick app. Of course last week I was
battling with the NSIS installer on Windows writing its weird
PHP/Assembly script language combo, so maybe I'm an unusual case.

I'm willing to do the work on this, but maybe you guys think effort
needs to go other places...


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