[TxMt] Re: Feature Request for Bundle Init

Hans-Jörg Bibiko bibiko at eva.mpg.de
Tue Jun 24 22:15:23 UTC 2008

On 24.06.2008, at 23:56, Allan Odgaard wrote:
> On 19 Jun 2008, at 10:16, Hans-Joerg Bibiko wrote:
>> for some bundles I wrote I came across that it would be nice to  
>> have a
>> kind of a "init procedure" for bundles.
>> [...]
> I think this is not very useful. E.g. user may install via svn, may
> manually install (w/o doubleclick), may receive an update to an
> already installed bundle, bundle requirements may change after the
> update etc.
> Better to just have Support/check_dependencies and call that from each
> command, and that script will then do the necessary prompting e.g. for
> downloading additional resources.
> That said, I am looking into a more formalized dependency system so
> e.g. the entire Git bundle (sans Help) can be marked to require git,
> or we can have a bundle require Leopard etc.  But these things require
> rather free-form dependency management and resolution, and already
> commands can handle that… The benefit will more be in the user
> interaction department (and removing the per-item require_cmd).
> I know it wasn’t exactly requirements you were asking about, just sort
> of related…

Thanks! Actually I knew it. The possibilities to install a bundle are  
multifarious, and it's hard to get rid of it.



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