Re: Setup idea

From: Jochen Cichon (
Date: Mon Nov 13 2000 - 08:56:06 CET

On Fri, 10 Nov 2000, Shawn Williamson wrote:
> Michele,
> I have an idea that I thought I'd throw out. It may be silly.
> I've noticed that everytime you come up with a new addon you have to
> change to 1st disk as well inorder to add it to the setup script. Would
> it be a good idea to have each addon have it's own setup script?
> The first disk could simply ask to insert any addon disk in the drive.
> It then would extract it to /tmp, then extract the addon-setup script
> and run it.

> That way, if you have to change or add functions to an addon, you only
> have to release a new addon, not the 1st disk as well.
> Anyway, just an idea I thought might help.

I thought about to do some other thing.
What about to put a list of files and the setup script at the start records
of any disk. And the following Binaries are loaded from an ofset.

(I think that Michele does some thing like that. Cos I have read something
about ofset in the scripts.)

So we are able to create a new Addon and some scripts (like summary Info,
script itself...) and put both things on that disk.

So you mustn't load the complete Disk into RAM :( (Might be low)


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