[wpkg-users] WPKG_Web site re-done, and Live Archive online

Dale Hartung dale at dghartung.com
Tue Jan 23 03:07:32 CET 2007

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Subject: [wpkg-users] WPKG_Web site re-done, and Live Archive online

Hello all...
  After the page has grown so much ( mostly due to constant releases on my
part ), I've decided to re-structure things a bit.  There is a bit more
in-depth info available now, specifically how I run wpkg.

  There is also a NEW section called 'Live Archive'.  I've realized for a
while that people are using the Demo page as a reference for packages, and
that this was probably a bad thing.  The Demo page was for people to 'Play'
with.. Delete packages, add junk, etc..  So, now.. The Demo page still
exists, but the new 'Live Archive' should be used for this reference

I hope the powers that be on wpkg.org don't get offended by this offering,
but I believe that it serves as a better solution for the packages archive
than the current state of the wiki at wpkg.org.  It seems to be easier to
just right click an XML link for a package and save it, then import it into
your own setup.  I welcome ALL wpkg users to update and tweak the packages
posted in the Live Archive.  The Notes section should be used to post code
used in external files.. ( Scripts, Registry patches, etc.. ) along with
various comments if there is a need.

I'd also appreciate if the community can help police this Live Archive to
help keep would be spammers / attackers at bay.  I plan on doing a nightly
archive of the database it is tied to so that we can easily restore in the
event of corruption.

All feedback is more than welcome!
Michael J. Kidd

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Hi Michael,

After many days hard labor I had a successful day using wpkg installing
about a dozen software packages on 6 new laptops with xml files generated
with wpkg_web.  Uffda!  Wpkg_web was pivotal in the organization of my
packages and tweaking of the many options available.  Great job!  I like the
idea of "Live Archive", along with it you should make "xml's" available for
import via the web interface or the "download" section of the packages.
Also, I needed to edit my install commands constantly to fit my
requirements, this is due to the fact that I am more versed in bash than in
dos, in wpkg_web I had to delete the command and then issue a new, I
couldn't just edit it. I resorted to phpmyadmin for this editing need, but
it would be nice in the web interface.  One last option on the wish list,
an "all" xml download button to generate all three xml files at once and
save them to the desired directory designated in a form some where.  Keep up
the good work!

Dale Hartung

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