#712 automating download of minGW via (X)ML

WEBSITE
closed
None
wont-fix
Feature_requests
2013-02-05
2005-01-29
No

Has there been already a proposal to provide the
community not only with a download page but also with a
(X)ML-Page like this:
<release>current
<item><id>gpp-bin</id>
<type>binary</type>
<description>g++</description>
<version>4.0.1-somedate</version>
<note>none</note>
<size>2047232</size>
</item>
...
</release>

or similar.

If not, I would ask for that.

So there is the possibility to use some scripts,
which will look for release=current and
id=gpp-bin for to download it (and install it).

I am very glad, that there is still no install.exe for
mingw and that is modularized. ok,ok, it is gpp.

Maybe there could even be an entry like
<release>current-bundle-minimalist-c++
...

containing all files needed to download and extract to
build some c/c++ programs.

Please do not understand this proposal as
a call for a install script.
I hate them. I always want the full control
(at least I hope so) over my computer.

Discussion

  • Mario Duhanic

    Mario Duhanic - 2005-01-29
    • assigned_to: natbobc --> dannysmith
     
  • Mario Duhanic

    Mario Duhanic - 2005-01-29
    • assigned_to: dannysmith --> natbobc
     
  • Mario Duhanic

    Mario Duhanic - 2005-02-03

    Logged In: YES
    user_id=1052653

    If this would be realized, there should be some
    checksum-availability for each item.
    Hm, maybe there is even already a project at SF's,
    which is just doing this and which could be used
    to provide users with the possibility of an
    automated download of minGW.

     
  • Earnie Boyd

    Earnie Boyd - 2013-02-05
    • labels: website -->
    • status: open --> closed
    • resolution: --> wont-fix
    • category: --> Feature_requests
    • milestone: Feature_requests --> WEBSITE
     
  • Keith Marshall

    Keith Marshall - 2013-02-05

    Rather than simply closing as a "won't-fix", should we not note that we have addressed this, in a fashion, with mingw-get? It is XML driven, with a command line interface supporting individual package selection, in-built dependency resolution, and an imminent graphical user interface, (as a co-existing alternative to the command line, so offering the best of both worlds). I'd call that a potential "fix" for the OP's request.