Third party Patch Manager

Jim Bufalini yoursignup at yahoo.com
Fri Jul 15 09:17:19 CDT 2005


Eric,

The idea is: You upload your patch to some Rev WebPage, ,just as you would
upload it to your own Website or to RevOnline, or to your own user space.
Initially, it shows up as *Not reviewed, use at your own risk.* List users
(i.e. developers - please don't limit to some financial consideration - as
in, did you buy our latest update pack, with such and such included?), at
that point, can choose to download the patch, and apply it, just as they do
now.

The only difference is, when someone at Runrev gets around to it, they look
at your patch and add commentary. The advantage is, all the Third Party
patches are in *one* place! And, it gives  Rev the convenience of reviewing
all Third Party Patches in *one* place. And, it gives developers *one* place
to go to find all the Third Party patches and determine what they need to
*apply* to do upgrade to a new version.

Fear of loss is a major motivating factor. If someone fears they may loose
something, even minor, by upgrading, they won't do it.

You don't need to *do more.* It's actually a *do less,* as I see that many
messages on the list server are to the effect of, *Where can I find...?*

Jim

-----Original Message-----
From: use-revolution-bounces at lists.runrev.com
[mailto:use-revolution-bounces at lists.runrev.com]On Behalf Of Eric
Chatonet
Sent: Friday, July 15, 2005 3:15 AM
To: YourSignup at Yahoo.com; How to use Revolution
Subject: Re: Third party Patch Manager


Hi Jim,

Your idea is a good idea, but is it to us to make for free Rev job
that they asked us to pay for?
;-)
As for the patches I write:

. They test the running version in order to tell if the patch is
applicable.
. They test if the patch has been already applied or not.
. They save the current stack as <stack name old> in order to let the
user reverse the process if needed.
. They apply the patch only when all conditions have been filled.

Can I do more?

Finally, a *Third party patch manager* makes me feel weird...

Le 15 juil. 05 à 14:30, Jim Bufalini a écrit :

> Anyone out there have a *Third party patch manager stack?*
>
> By this I mean, I've applied some patches provided by Chipp and
> Eric and
> maybe others. I forget exactly, and this is my point. For example,
> I'm still
> running 2.51 and *trying* to get to 2.6. I say trying, because my
> 2.51 key
> didn't unlock 2.6 and I've requested another key, but haven't
> gotten it
> yet - but that's another story.
>
> The point is, I know that 2.6 will require some of the same patches
> applied
> as 2.51. However, it may not need others, and I may not remember
> exactly
> what patches I applied prior, that need to be applied to the newer
> version
> (until, I suppose, a problem occurs and I remember I have a patch
> for that,
> although I probably won't remember who wrote it, and where I got it
> from).
>
> It would be nice, if when I apply a patch, I could drag it to a Patch
> Manager stack that, when I upgrade to newer versions, would show all
> previously applied patches with checkboxes, and I could choose to
> apply the
> patch or not. Maybe a date of when the patch was applied (dragged
> into the
> manager), so I can remember what version I applied the patch to.
>
> Otherwise, I can see myself hesitating to upgrade and cut over to a
> newer
> *official* version of Rev.
>
> A MUCH BETTER alternative (hint, hint) to this would be for Rev,
> itself, to
> maintain a Third Party Patches web page for developers, where
> developers
> could post their patches (instead of their individual WebPages) and
> Rev
> could edit the descriptions and categorize them by version number,
> as being
> applicable to a version.
>
> For example the recent app browser fix from Eric might be
> classified as:
> Applies to versions 2.51 to 2.6xx ONLY. Prior versions do not
> require this
> patch, and as of version 2.6yy, it's no longer applicable, as we
> took the
> silly if...then statement out ourselves. (OK, put a period after
> the word
> *applicable*).
>
> This would take some of the *fear* out of upgrading and in the long
> run make
> Rev more money...

Best Regards from Paris,

Eric Chatonet.
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