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Brent
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PostPosted: Apr 9th, 2009, 9:55pm    Post subject: Simplifying SB installation Reply with quote

Hi all,

I'm interested in ways to make installation of SB simpler. As it stands now, you have to unzip the contents to a folder under RB's root and copy the main BAS file to a newly created project folder.

I came up with a new procedure I think simplifies the process.
  1. Unzip the downloaded file to the "projects" folder, creating the "SapientBoard_project" subfolder.
  2. Start the RB IDE in a web browser.
  3. Create a new project and give it a name of your choosing.
  4. Paste the following code into the editor, replacing "myboard" with name of the project you chose, and save.
    Code:
    Run "SapientBoard", #sb
    Head #sb init$("myboard")
    Render #sb
    End

  5. Publish the newly created project.

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PostPosted: Apr 10th, 2009, 4:03am    Post subject: Re: Simplifying SB installation Reply with quote

Nix that. Actually I could make installing SB much more streamlined.

The fact that the "app" key is unset when you run a program from the IDE can be used to its advantage. The program simply checks that app is unassigned and if it is, checks for the state of a new install, and if that is the case, it starts the automated install. Otherwise, it just displays a link to start SB in a new window, as it does now.

The installer would potentially need to create a project file and write the above post's code into a file. Then it would need to modify the "prefs.xml" file to publish the app under the desired name.

I hope that doesn't sound too scary to anyone.

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PostPosted: Apr 10th, 2009, 11:29am    Post subject: Re: Simplifying SB installation Reply with quote

Brent it is much simpler.

Your zip already contains a SapientBoard folder, which in turn contains the SapientBoard.BAS

Rename the included SapientBoard folder to SapientBoard_project and instruct the user to unzip into the ProjectsRoot$ folder, that is all what is needed.

RB will immediately list the project.

That is how I added RunBoard and SapientBoard to my projects list.

You need to include the workingversion.xml file to make RB recognise the folder as a real project folder.
Code:

<projectWorkingVersion>
<name>SapientBoard</name>
<version>unversioned</version>
<fromVersion>unversioned</fromVersion>
<comment></comment>
<hasChanges>false</hasChanges>
<iconFullPath></iconFullPath>
<resources>
</resources>
<deployPath></deployPath>
</projectWorkingVersion>

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PostPosted: Apr 10th, 2009, 7:24pm    Post subject: Re: Simplifying SB installation Reply with quote

Thanks a lot, Stefan. That sounds like a plan.

I hope to have this in v0.1.2 by the following weekend.

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