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Old 29-04-2013, 13:38   #1
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Installateur de plugins, Install software for plugins.

Hello Dave, hello All,

Several weeks ago, ever since the release of version 3.2, I wanted to address this problem.

In order to install a plugin and its language file, open the installation file OpenCPN:
- To install the dll in a subfolder.
- To install the language file in another subfolder.

First, we must find the dll for each plugin. Now it's files are quite easy to get in opencpnorg website.
Then you have to find the mo file for each plugin. And you have to go fishing in several GitHub.

But all users can not do that. Then, place these files in the right place in the PC.

And I found another reason to talk. Indeed it estassez easy to do on Windows XP because there is no security procedure to access the file OpenCPN installation.
It's a little more complicated with windows vista. It's more complicated with Windows 7 or Windows 8.

I just have a new machine under W7. To access the installation, it took me to change the procedure for access to the program folder. I was able to easily paste the dll. I have at my disposal zip files that are stored on my website. These zip files contain the po and mo files. I stick them in. the right place but when I tried to unzip them, their contents were not displayed. And I discovered that they were displayed in another "LocalSettings / AppStore / OpenCPN" folder. But this issue is difficult to access file. There is safety in place that make it very difficult to access.

In short, the typical person, ie an unsuspecting user, this is hell.

So ... So it is high time that installation of software is developed plugins.

I know, I'm not a developer. I can only test the new software if it is created. But I can see how necessary it is created.

So developers ..... ????

Best regards

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Old 30-04-2013, 02:56   #2
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Re: Installateur de plugins, Install software for plugins.

Could you have an installer program for each plugin (single file to download and run) which does everything?
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Old 30-04-2013, 03:40   #3
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Hello Boat_Alexandra

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Could you have an installer program for each plugin (single file to download and run) which does everything?
I do not have an opinion about it. It is up to developers to find a solution, if possible simple and easy to use.
This could be a plugin installer or by a collective installer for plugins.

If it is an installer for the plugins, this means that someone is watching to updating it every time a plugin changes.
If it is an installer for a single plugin, simply that every developer knows how to adapt to the plugin.

For example, Konni, which develops LogBookKonni plugin has two. One for logbookkonni and for FindIt.
. Maybe it would be possible that these installers are used for each plugin?

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Old 30-04-2013, 06:57   #4
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Hello Boat Alexandra,

i use (for windows only) the Nsis-installer -same as used by OCPN- and HM Edit
take a look at Github for the .nsi file. it's not very complicated to create a installer
in that way.

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