QUOTE(Keo-Keo @ Jul 16 2005, 06:01 PM)
I see them not in competetion with mydsl but to compliment it.. UpdateX will install the program not just run it..
UpdateX just like apt-get will install the program not just load it in to memory
I asked you what it what you are wanting to do that cannot be achieved using either apt or mydsl. You didn't really answer this. You said you don't want it to compete with mydsl and want it to work like apt. So my original question remains: what you are wanting to do with UpdateX that cannot be achieved using apt. What features does apt lack that you feel makes it unsuitable?
Packages from UpdateX will work on the xbox unlike some program's installed by apt-get.
This isn't a limitation of apt. The reason you'll might sometimes run into problems installing package via apt as they have been designed for Debian and X-DSL is not Debian. This could be fixed by remaking those packages for X-DSL and providing are own respository. This isn't necessarily something I think we should do but this really would be the right way of implimenting any kind of update system.
Mydsl doesn't have a command line does it?
You can load DSL extensions using the command line tool mydsl-load. There is no command line version of the download panel though. Is this that big a issue? Your first post said the reason you wanted a new update system was to make it easy for windows users. Surely a GUI app is better if this is the goal.
UpdateX will take care of xbox specific programs and applications.
Im not sure what you mean by this. I would usually take this phrase to mean the stuff which only works on the Xbox like:
-xbox-tools (from xbox-linux.org)
-the install scripts I've written/startup scripts I've changed.
However in your original post you mentioned updateX would give you the ability to download apps like Wine, Xzoom. There are not Xbox specific as they'll work perfectly happily on a PC (in fact I tried you Xzoom extension today on my PC and it worked great). So again I'll like you to clarify the scope you want your update program to have. Will it only update xbox specific stuff or not? If you think it should update more then what would be your criteria for including something in this update system?
I don't mind hosting the .dsl extentions on their server but i'd rather use my system because if somthing doesn't work/is broken i understand the system a bit better patching it relies on me..
If you are not planning on testing these extensions (wine, xzoom) out on the PC and submitting them to Damn Small Linux then do you mind if I do? I personally have benefited a lot from the Damn Small Linux community. Not only is X-DSL based entirely on Damn Small Linux but I've learnt a great deal from participating in their communty forums and chat room. I would like to give back to this community as much as I can.
I have previously stated
that I want X-DSL to simply be port of Damn Small Linux on the Xbox. I like Damn Small Linux and don't want to turn it into a whole new distro. Adding a update system onto X-DSL which isn't present in DSL is therefore contrary to my wishes. I get the feeling you don't agree with this and have different goals. Is this the case? If so I have previously
made the suggestion that we can collaborate on a standard version which is basically Damn Small Linux for the Xbox and you (and anyone else who is interested) can offer an enhanced version with more features/apps etc. What do you think to this idea? If you don't like this idea but we can't agree on our goals how do you suggest we settle this?