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- stacked - 2009-06-22 11:15
The XBMCZone installer has an info dialog before you download an addon. I thought it would be useful to add something like this to the SVN Repo Installer.
- kricker - 2009-06-22 16:02
I love that. I always had wondered what has changed when I update the plugins. I guess that would erply on the plugin author supplying that info though.
- BigBellyBilly - 2009-06-22 16:20
you can currently view Readme for each Addon (if exists in its /resources) and it also finds SVN Commit comments (for a changelog). but popping up an info window (apart from Update All) shouldnt be too much trouble, assuming it has the info.
- angel4b - 2009-06-24 15:36
I really love all the new additions to the SVN Repo Installer! You folks do amazing work I also love the quick blurb about each plugin when they are highlighted (a la passion) i have no idea what sort of content is available for a specific plugin when i'm browsing the Repo on my xbox, unless i stop and go to the computer to investigate... I was also hoping that a list of requirements for a specific plugin could also pop-up in this potential 'info/blurb box' could be added as well...or some sort of tag or identifier that tells me this plugin only works in US or UK, or is only for XBOX or Linux...this way i know not to waste any time on things that dont work on my beloved xbox. Thanks again
- BigBellyBilly - 2009-06-24 15:52
theres already using context menu the ability to show readme and/or change log (if they exist) for each addon.
It also already has the ability to determine if a addon is compatible with your XBMC SVN revision. but again only if provided (in default.py)
To better utilize what can be shown, I'd encourage addon devs to include readme files, post descriptive changelog comments when committing to SVN (as thats where the changelog is parsed from) and include the following doc tags in default.py
Sample of Doc Tags taken from SVN Repo Installer:
__plugin__ = "SVN Repo Installer"
__author__ = "nuka1195/BigBellyBilly"
__url__ = "http://code.google.com/p/xbmc-addons/"
__svn_url__ = "http://xbmc-addons.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/plugins/programs/SVN%20Repo%20Installer"
__credits__ = "Team XBMC"
__version__ = "1.7.8a"
__svn_revision__ = "$Revision: 1077 $" (NB. rev updated automatically when commited)
__XBMC_Revision__ = "19001" (NB. This is the min XBMC rev reqd to be compatible)
The more addon that comply will result in a more informative experience.
- Dan Dare - 2009-06-24 15:57
If you "right-click" the addon there's an entry to show a readme file?! Maybe displaying this readmefile in the confirmation window would be nice.
As a side note, try the XBMC Zone Installer as well it has a few plugins & scripts and when you install one it tells you details about it - you can get it from my signature or from a newer SVN Repo Installer.
Thanks for your comment on doc tags, I'll see that I use them all from now on.
- cones - 2009-06-25 23:00
I just installed xbmc in ubuntu. I downloaded the svn repo installer file and i extracted it but i don't know what to do with it next. How do i install it?
- kricker - 2009-06-26 02:01
Extract it into the plugin/programs folder.
- Dan Dare - 2009-06-26 02:05
Then run from main menu > Programs > Program plugins > SVN Repo Installer.
- kricker - 2009-06-26 02:11
Dan Dare Wrote:@conesI knew there was a manual page for that somewhere...I was still looking . Thanks Dan.