Chocolatey - Windows Package Manager that FreeCAD can be installed from

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Kunda1
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Re: Chocolatey - Windows Package Manager that FreeCAD can be installed from

Postby Kunda1 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:49 pm

redbaron2 wrote:
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:54 pm
I'm sorry to say, but Automatic, delta updates is a different language to me. I don't know what you mean by it. If delta updates refers to something else other than https://github.com/FreeCAD/FreeCAD/releases for the windows development channel. I am completely lost.

I will setup the package to include Package Parameters that will allow the installing user to decide were to have FreeCAD to be installed.
Does the exe install have a directory option/switch?

Thanks for the assistance.
RB
Delta updates:
A delta update is an update that only requires the user to download the code that has changed, not the whole program. It can significantly save time and bandwidth. The name is drawn from the fact that the Greek letter delta, Δ or δ, is used to denote change in mathematical sciences.
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Re: Chocolatey - Windows Package Manager that FreeCAD can be installed from

Postby redbaron2 » Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:03 am

Kunda1 wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:49 pm
Delta updates:
A delta update is an update that only requires the user to download the code that has changed, not the whole program.
I appreciate all the help, but I do require a little more assistance. Since Kunda1 mentions the dev updates are to be delta updates.

The Chocolatey default location for extraction of zip files is a lib folder deep inside the system directory structure. I'm fairly sure no one wants to have to find this location or use it for FreeCAD.
  • I just would like to ask for a general directory location for these updates (ex: C:\FreeCAD_Delta )?
  • Also Would the FreeCAD Community want/need Desktop Shortcuts to the delta update executable files?
These are needed for me to proceed in developing this package further in Chocolatey
Thanks again for the Assistance
RB