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Re: AmiSystemRestore - beta testers wanted!

Subject: Re: AmiSystemRestore - beta testers wanted!
by ChrisH on 2011/9/3 13:19:28

@gregthecanuck
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I have a couple of suggestions for the current viewing model:
-use some sort of "treeview" style which summarizes by day/week/month (via options) -you can then open a particular day or week or month to see the changes from that period

Hmmm, a tree view is probably out of the question, but it might be possible to show a list of months then days, so that you could 'burrow down' to the right date quickly. The main problem is that dates are only stored in human-readable format as specified by the user's Locale preferences, so parsing that back might be difficult...

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In addition, it would be nice if this could be integrated into the installation system somehow. This would enable creating a "named" install (i.e. "Firefox 4.01") and provide for a generic uninstall solution.

I'm not sure exactlywhat you are asking for, but ASR already 'patches' the official Installer (and AmiUpdate too) to automatically created sensibly named restore points. I guess a bit more info (like a version number) might be useful...

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Also some way to tag all updates into one "event" for AmiSystemRestore. I have some suggestions for AmiSystemRestore as well: -instead of showing a file-by-file list, summarize by date -also need some way of grouping updates so a single installer-driven update can be rolled back easily with a human-readable description

Not sure what you mean here. ASR already groups things by date & installer events, not by individual files. If my screenshot looks like it is only covering single libraries, that is because that is how AmiUpdate handles those libraries.

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