best downloading architecture - vote 1, 2, 3 or 4
josh at dvcreators.net
Wed Dec 6 03:28:39 EST 2006
Oops, I probably forgot to mention the app is delivered by download :-)
So yes, the application will be installed with everything it needs to
run, but it needs to download the stuff first.
And with QT movies and separate files, I have a list of stuff to
download, just trying to figure out the best way to structure it.
Speaking of downloads, I probably posted this before, but I would
like to offer a generous bounty for anyone who would like to either:
1. write a bittorrent client in Rev (or Rev external)
2. write or alter (license permitting) a "faceless" bittorrent client
(in whatever language) that announces download status either in a
text file or sockets
On Dec 5, 2006, at 10:25 PM, Richard Gaskin wrote:
> Josh Mellicker asked:
>> What is your vote?
>> 5. none of the above
> 6: The application is installed with everything it needs to run.
> Updates can come in over the wire later, but once the installer has
> run it's ready to go, right then and there. You'd be surprised how
> many folks download installers and run them later, and later might
> be on a train or a plane or a spaceship to Mars. Why punish the
> affluent traveling customer when you could be catering to that
> desirable demographic instead, for the low cost of a convenient
> experience for everyone else.
> When updates are checked, all user interface elements are able to
> be updated. The splash screen is a user interface element, and as
> subject to change as anything else, so the only thing in the
> standalone is an error dialog which no one should ever see unless
> Something Very Bad happens during install, in which case the user
> won't be able to see anything other than the first card of the
> mainstack anyway -- might as well make it count. If boot goes well
> I can hide that and move on to load the rest of the components. No
> UI in the standalone means all UI can be updated.
> I guess if this needs a name we could call it "Complete Install
> with Anchor Stack".
> I'm sure there's a 7, 8, 43, 1544, and more, but #6 is just what I do.
> Richard Gaskin
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