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Author Topic: GetIt - Install programs as easily as you can uninstall them  (Read 9990 times)

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GetIt - Install programs as easily as you can uninstall them
« on: August 11, 2007, 02:56:44 AM »
Pictures are better than words, so here you go:

http://puchisoft.com/GetIt/

I told you guys I was working on something fun you might enjoy. ;)

See the website for details, but basically GetIt is a simple interface to a variety of Windows-based application-getters like Win-Get and AppSnap.

Note that this is not a plugin. It is useful to lots of people, not just FARR users (although I made it with you guys in mind). What you see above is an alias (perhaps the first program to install an alias into your Installed Aliases folder).

This is the first forum I am announcing it on, so let me know what you think. :)


Known Major Bug: AppSnap is broken right now. The author is fixing it. Try to use Win-Get mostly for now (you can disable AppSnap in your preference.txt), but you can still use AppSnap via its own GUI.


PS: Remember to update your application repositories once in a while:
« Last Edit: August 11, 2007, 02:58:40 AM by Code6226 »

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Re: GetIt - Install programs as easily as you can uninstall them
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2007, 09:09:31 AM »
Wow! very cool!!!

Works great by the way -- just remember to invoke the refresh/update repositories before searching for the first time.

very very cool.  i've also added this to my list of related programs in the dcupdater help file.

Really extremely cool.  :beerchug:

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Re: GetIt - Install programs as easily as you can uninstall them
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2007, 09:34:03 AM »
Thanks Code6226 !
that's great  :Thmbsup:

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Re: GetIt - Install programs as easily as you can uninstall them
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2007, 04:56:23 PM »
Small update! Nothing too crazy, but you may want to update if you are bothered by the bugs that were fixed.
For new users, the install process is a little nicer too now. (A few less clicks)

>0.11 (August 15, 2007)
[GetIt.exe]
-(getengines) Friendlier "You don't have AppSnap" dialog
-(getengines) Hides progress bar in front of MsgBox now, when not finding AppSnap
-Not always in "silent" mode now
-Fixed some (all?) non-closing bugs
[GetIt_Gui.exe]
-(First Run) Updates DB itself on first run

Same place to download it: http://puchisoft.com/GetIt/
Article: http://gloriouscompu...nstall-applications/

Still hoping to add a repository manager once AppSnap is fixed. An auto-updater for GetIt itself is also in the works.
No worries, it will only run/check when you YOU call "Update the Repositories/Databases" in some way. There shall be nothing that runs all the time, like InstallShield (ugg).

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Re: GetIt - Install programs as easily as you can uninstall them
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2007, 02:33:02 AM »
Not only does AppSnap work fully now, but the Repository Manager is also ready!

>0.20 (September 7, 2007)
[GetIt.exe]
(updatedb)
-Now supports injecting any number of 3rd party repositories into AppSnap
(install)
-No longer leaves GetIt window open after opening the AppGetter
[GetIt_Gui.exe]
(Repository Manager)
-First release (still lacks ability to change Repository order, use .txt file directly for now)
[Installer]
-Always runs GUI after install now, unless it was ran silently (no annoying msg box question)
-Comes with Puchisoft's 3rd party repository for AppSnap


So go on an start hosting your own repositories! Or just enjoy the ones others made for your convenience. ;)

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Re: GetIt - Install programs as easily as you can uninstall them
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2007, 03:31:10 AM »
Very exciting times for people who love to install applications easily with the power of FARRv2 and GetIt.
The newly released Appupdater is now supported by GetIt. http://www.nabber.or...projects/appupdater/

Not only does that mean that the list of applications you can easily install is growing drastically, this new application-getter also has the exciting feature of checking all your installed programs for updates, and upgrades them for you!

Of course, FARRv2 users have easy access to this feature, just by typing "installupgrade". With FARRv2 now being public (yay - finally!), there's no excuse not to make your life that much easier.

>0.37 (December 22, 2007)
-Now supports Appupdater!
[GetIt.exe]
-Added support for Appupdater in misc locations
-Added parameter: upgrade (upgrades with all engines that support it, which is currently only Appupdater)
-Parameter 'update' can be used instead of typing 'updatedb' now, same functionality
[FARRv2 Alias]
-Added 'installupgrade' command, to call 'upgrade'

>0.36 (September 18, 2007)
-Now Open Source (under GPLv3; source included in src/ folder)!
...

As always, download here: http://puchisoft.com/GetIt/
Enjoy!