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I want to make "inventing wheel" check. :)

For anime organizational purposes AniDB.net offers API and few clients use it, including http://wiki.anidb.ne...w/AniDB_O'Matic

It has many functions but basically it can hash video files, look them up in AniDB database and rename to unified format. It is resource heavy but very efficient for handling large quantities of anime.

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There are huge differences between how Windows and Linux handles software installation.

There are at least four basic way software gets installed in Windows:
  • native MS setup package (MSI)
  • third party setup package (like Inno or NSIS)
  • archive (one of like dozen types)
  • weird homebrew installer someone thought would be cool to make

It is seriously hard to make unified installation and update process with this mess. Most Windows updaters go the way of repackaging software which naturally inflates their bandwidth bill and limits choice of titles they can offer. Not even mentioning that lots of developers (even freeware) forbid repackaging and redistributing.

It is interesting (even if hopeless in my opinion) computing task to tackle, but I fear out of Appnews scope. :)

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@40hz

Nice you mean Rarst.net or Appnews? :) Having two sites is kinda confusing. Thanks anyway and glad you find mess of cool tech stuff inside of Appnews interesting.

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Hi. :) Less known part of project here.

Thank you for the writeup. As Martin said above site itself is more like front-end for the RSS feed with updates, which is core of it all. For those interested in technical side I had posted some details.

I made first version of feed for my blog and it worked fine for my readers. Much later I decided to make things more interesting and useful - and with help and input from Martin and Samer it gradually developed into Appnews.

It is very young (like three days since release) project and there are quite a few ideas and people flocking around it already. All feedback is welcome and all suggestions will be actively considered for future development. TIA

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