Ai Squared App Central - Install Packages 5.2 by Jamal Mazrui
Install Packages 5.2
by Jamal Mazrui
Press Control-Windows-I for an alphabetical list of packages available at Script Central. A list box shows the name and version of each package found. An edit box shows details about the selected package.
Pick a package of interest, and press Enter for the default Install button.
Continue through the list, installing other packages as desired. If a package was previously installed, it will be replaced by the version on the web site.
The Log button toggles the Details edit box so that it instead contains the change log of the script. Retrieving this information involves a seperate inquiry to Script Central. A script author typically lists the most recent changes first. Focus is automatically moved to the edit box so you can start reading it immediately. The Log button is also replaced by a Details button. Pressing it toggles back the display of script details in the edit box.
Other buttons let you filter what packages appear in the list: All, New, Updates, Both, or Veiled. Choose the All button for an unfiltered list, as originally presented in the dialog. The New button shows only packages on the web site that have not been installed on your computer.
The Updates button shows packages released after versions you previously installed. The Both button combines New and Updates. The Veiled button shows packages you chose to conceal from other filters. The script remembers your last filter choice.
If a package is generally not of interest to you, the Conceal button can prevent it from cluttering your view. The Veil button shows such packages. The Reveal button makes one visible again.
With the Get Packages button, you can download all .wepm files in the current list to a folder you specify. The initial default is the user profile folder, and subsequently, it is the previous value. You can also choose whether to rename each downloaded package so its version number is included before the .wepm extension. A downloaded package may be installed manually via the Window-Eyes Add or Remove Packages dialog. Saving a package may be useful in order to restore functionality if you discover that a later version does not work as well.
The Save Details button creates a structured text file called InstallPackages.txt in the user profile folder, containing the details about each package in the current list. The file is automatically opened with the program associated with .txt files. Use the Web Site button to open the front page of Script Central in your default web browser. The Help button presents the same dialog that is available via the Help and Options button of Script Manager.
Note that the script dialog closes if you install an update of this particular package over itself. Also note that if you install a script that creates a shared object, e.g., GW Toolkit or Homer Shared Object, you may need to relaunch Window-Eyes afterward to ensure that scripts that rely on the object are refreshed.
This global script requires GW Toolkit.
Supported Languages: English
Minimum Version: Window-Eyes 7.0
2/10/2011 2:43:54 PM
Fixed compatibility problems with GW App Central web site.
Read more about Install Packages
- Filename: InstallPackages.wepm
- Date: 2/10/2011 2:43:56 PM
- Size: 15.2KB
- Total Downloads: 20860
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Although App-Get is a wonderful app and it catagorises all that's at Script/App Cental, the reason I am using Install Packages by Jamal Mazrui alongside it, is the simple fact that it puts all the packages in a list, and it shows all of them at once! And its great to download all the latest versions of a script/app, if you don't have an internet connection, or just like to back them all up.
One issue: it does not make use of the "minimum version supported" data from App Central, and so will show apps which cannot be run on the version of WE being used.
I believe this app has now been superceeded by the appGet app from GW, which has more functionality.
I especially like the fact tht I cn sort through all of the available scripts and filter out ones I don't want to show up.
Extremely handy, but it doesn't work on my company PC. I suspect it may have to do with the firewall. If it could access IE's proxy settings I think that would solve it, assuming it's not already doing that.
Makes it far easier to find updated scripts and trying nw ones. I agree adding set file support would be a wonderful addition.
Great job. With the last beta of the WE it shows a runtime error though. It would be wonderfull if you could add sets update management since scripts and sets make an integrated platform.
Actually, you can now use InstallPackages to update even itself. THis script just keeps getting better.
This is a 'must have' script for quickly installing and trying new scripts. Remember not to use install packages to update itself. Terrific script.
This script is great. It is the simplest way to find and install scripts. Keep up the good work Jamal.
Great script, Jamal. I was wondering if maybe this wouldn't be a little cleaner if it were a friendlier hotkey, say Ctrl I, from the Wineyes control panel. I don't know if installing script packages is such a frequent task that it warrants its own universal hotkey, and this leaves this hotkey open for other applications or perhaps a more advantageous global implementation. I know it's nitpicking, but I think you understand how big a step it is from three key hotkeys to four, so keeping this potential three key hotkey open without really detracting from the script's usefulness seems worth considering. Keep up the great work.
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