Old 4th August 2008, 20:34   #81
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Pimpbot 3.3

* backup integration
* modified script
* this and that

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Old 7th August 2008, 13:25   #82
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Re: Pimpbot 3.3

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* this and that
Always thought pimpbot could use a bit more of this and that.



Seriously though, I feel like I should thank you for all of your work on this over the years. Its a mature, polished tool, and wonderfully useful for the AVS and Winamp community.

++yathosho;

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Old 7th August 2008, 17:33   #83
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Old 8th August 2008, 22:14   #84
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been going through old posting on the board to reproduce the release dates for each release. pimpbot is there for 5 years already! i'm still having plans to do major releases, though my main motivation is not its original purpose anymore: creating installers for avs. i'm more interested in creating better nsis scripts and ui, and i also plan to support installers for other purposes than avs.

it's quite sad, that only about 20 people make use of this program, without even knowing about some of the features i built in in the 3.x series. namely that's dragfolder, which allows much faster compiling of packs. also the pimp files hasn't become a popular way of distribution, though they provide more security and much smaller files. well, the days are over!

i also want to thank for all you people's support. bugfixing, suggestions, translations..

ps: pimpbot 3.3.3 should be out real soon
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Old 10th August 2008, 22:15   #85
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Pimpbot 3.3.3

looks like this is the last version of the 3.3 branch, bringing mostly small bugfixes

* Compiler: added japanese translation
* Compiler: fixed bug in spanish translation
* Compiler: fixed bug in german translation
* Compiler: fixed bug in installer
* Compiler: modified background color in fullscreen
* Backup: added additional pre-backup checks
* RunTime: added version information
* RunTime: added support for autoclose
* RunTime: modified default installation dialogs

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Old 11th August 2008, 23:31   #86
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please give it some pimplove
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pimpbot 3.4 alpha supports the inclusion of svp files, which many oldschool presets require. apart from that, 3.4 will primarily be a maintenance release with a major code-cleanup.
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v3.4 alpha (2008-09-10)
* renamed executables to compiler.exe, backup.exe and runtime.exe
* Compiler: added support for installing Sonique plugins (.svp)
* Compiler: fixed bug with custom wizard image
* Backup: added check for existing file on server
* Backup: modified error output
* Backup: fixed bug with input files containing spaces in filename
* RunTime: added support for installing Sonique plugins (.svp)
* upgraded 7-zip to 4.60
* upgraded curl to 7.19.0
* improved setup
* improved documentation


the release should be just as stable as v3.3.3, i just labeled it alpha as most of the work has not yet been done. the svp feature came into my mind after reviewing a lot of old packs from the visbot archive.
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Old 24th September 2008, 15:09   #88
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PimpBot 3.4 beta

many changes led to v3.4 beta. a nasty bug in the interaction with the backup tool has been fixed, a lot of changes came to the appearance of everything pimpbot.

you can help me test the product by just installing and running it. just let your last pack recompile or use one of your old .pimp files to compile it to an installer. if there are bugs, post the log-file in this forum.

thanks!
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Old 28th September 2008, 19:08   #89
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Pimpbot 3.4 FINAL

out now.. here!
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Old 8th October 2008, 16:44   #90
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PimpBot 3.4.1

the new version adds one feature to the compiler. there's an option to zip the finished installer and add a text or diz file to the archive. backup now has autoclose and save passwords options, though both can only be applied through the pimpbot.ini. saving passwords is not recommended and should only be used on trusted machines, as there's no mechanism to encrypt the password.

get it here..
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Old 24th October 2008, 14:21   #91
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PimpBot 3.4.2

faster startup times for both the compiler and backup, nothing else has changed, nothing!

get pimpbot
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Old 5th November 2008, 17:55   #92
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Pimpbot 3.4.3

get the final 3.4 release
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Old 17th January 2009, 12:48   #93
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PimpBot 3.4.4

fixed a minor bug in the compiler and another one in the backup module.

get pimpbot here!

also, there's a beta of pimpbot backup with webdav support.. let me know if you're interested
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Old 18th January 2009, 14:26   #94
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the new pimpbot backup now has webdav and dropbox support and is bundled with pimpbot 3.4.5

http://pimpbot.whyeye.org/
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Old 23rd April 2009, 20:39   #95
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improved installer script to work better on vista/windows 7

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Old 28th June 2009, 13:45   #96
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PimpBot 3.5 ß

- Compiler: modified dialog for APE detection
- Backup: improved Vista/Windows 7 compatibility
- upgraded 7-zip to 9.04
- upgraded curl to 7.19.5

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Old 30th June 2009, 17:18   #97
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i'm advising everybody to upgrade PimpBot Runtime to v1.1, as i'm planning to switch the compression type in the future. the new version will detect lzma2 compression and advise the user to upgrade to a newer version of Pimpbot Runtime (presumably that will be 2.x).

i am writing this, as the latest runtime is not yet included in the beta of Pimpbot 3.5 - it will be in later beta versions!

edit: at the moment it seems like lzma2 compressed .pimp files can also be extracted using old 7-zip versions

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Old 30th June 2009, 19:31   #98
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PimpBot 3.5 ß2

okay, i couldn't resist but release a second beta.

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v3.5 beta2 (2009-06-30)
* Compiler: added dialog when unpacking large files
* Compiler: added notification if skin is selected
* Compiler: improved warning if skin is missing or incomplete
* RunTime: added dialog when unpacking large files
* RunTime: added dialog when unpacking potentially incompatible files
* Installer: enhanced brainpower



both the compiler and the runtime now display an unpacking dialog when a .pimp file meets a certain file-size. this way, unpacking large files will no longer appear as idling.

as i've noticed skins are not fully supported by vista/window7, i added a warning when choosing a skin. i'm thinking about removing skinning entirely, i'm not much of a friend of skinned installers anyway

lastly, i have improved the installer. rather than being bothered with the same settings with every new installation, it now remembers the choice from a previous installation. example: you don't want to install a shortcut on your desktop. so far, you had to deselect its creation everytime you upgrade pimpbot (unless you are using the shortcut already). the all new version will remember the next time, if you deselected shortcut creation. guess this improves the usability a lot.

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Old 1st July 2009, 06:30   #99
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check back to the thread you posted about the Vista/Win7 button issue as we fixed the issue in UMUI and i believe that's the same plugin as you're using.

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Old 2nd July 2009, 19:21   #100
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lol

wow ur not getting the recognition u deserve. nice work on the pimpbot. you should contain the nsis in ur installer for pimpbot. that would make it alot easier.well... thats if there are no copywrite issues involved
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Old 2nd July 2009, 20:01   #101
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Re: lol

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you should contain the nsis in ur installer for pimpbot. that would make it alot easier.
at the time when the first pimpbot came out, nsis were frequent, so i wanted the user to download the latest version of nsis. however, as the final version of pimpbot might get an option to selfupdate, i could use the same code in the installer to check for the lastest version, download and install it.
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Old 2nd July 2009, 20:03   #102
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drO: i've seen the post before, but i havn't had the time yet to get into this. from what i remember, wansis doesn't use any external plugins and i i don't even know if its sourcecode is available (not that this would help me).

will check after the weekend
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Old 17th July 2009, 20:45   #103
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PimpBot 3.5 ß3

guess what, beta 3 is out as of today!

improved installer, improved videodelay handling, a couple of minor changes.. and an updater! the latter does what it sounds like, in a predefined interval it will check if there's a new version of pimpbot available. it kinda works (not on vista/win7), but i already got much better ideas for a future version (thanks grandchild for testing).

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Old 18th July 2009, 09:49   #104
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PimpBot 3.5 FINAL

forget everything you read about the updater, i removed it until further noticed and now call pimpbot 3.5 a final version. no plans to update the 3.x series, unless there are some bugs that need to be fixed.

http://pimpbot.whyeye.org
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Old 28th July 2009, 10:44   #105
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PimpBot 3.5.2

..and there were bugs. you might have noticed, that a new version has been out for quite some days already.
code:
v3.5.2 (2009-07-22)
* Compiler: re-enabled skin support
* Compiler: added detailprint for Zip+Tag
* Compiler: disabled backup dialog on Windows 7
* Compiler: modified backup label
* Vista/Windows 7 installers will ignore skins

v3.5.1 (2009-07-20)
* Compiler: fixed startup problem
* Compiler: fixed adding .zip to .pimp file when Zip+Tag is enabled
* Compiler: disabled backup integration for Windows 7


i'm planning one more version, which should be out in the next couple of weeks.
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Old 25th August 2009, 22:03   #106
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Yathosho: the new build of wansis.dll from http://forums.winamp.com/showthread....65#post2554665 should allow you to re-enable skinning on Vista/Win7 installs now.

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Old 30th August 2009, 20:49   #107
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cheers daz!
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Old 31st August 2009, 16:46   #108
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PimpBot 3.5.3

code:
v3.5.3 (2009-08-31)
* Compiler: added /nofancy and /noskin switches to installer script
* Compiler: fixed and enabled skin support on Vista/Windows 7
* Compiler: fixed a possible error in installer script
* improved control panel handling of installer



the project is now hosted on google code, i will no longer support sourceforge in future!

http://pimpbot.whyeye.org

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i just noticed, that i forgot updating the documentation. for details on the new commandline switches, read here.
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Old 5th September 2009, 18:43   #110
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PimpBot 3.6 beta

wanna do me a favour? install this, recompile your last installer, but make sure to enable Settings (on page 3), then tell me what you think!

code:
v3.6 beta (2009-09-05)
* Compiler: re-added settings for AVS installers
* Compiler: modified file-structure for .pimp files
* Compiler: fixed bug allowing multiple APE detections
* Compiler: fixed bug adding tags to .pimp files
* Compiler: fixed bug in Zip+Tag
* RunTime: modified file-structure for .pimp files
* RunTime: fixed bug not copying additional files
* updated documentation


Download PimpBot 3.6b now!
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wow, because i'm still keeping a years-old installation of winamp, i wasn't aware it supports multiuser installations. well, 3.6 will support that!
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it's only had that support officially since 5.2 (~3.5yrs though it appeared in 5.11) just make sure you do use what paths.ini specifies for the folder paths, etc correctly.

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it's only had that support officially since 5.2 (~3.5yrs though it appeared in 5.11) just make sure you do use what paths.ini specifies for the folder paths, etc correctly.

-daz
are there any other cryptics like {26}\Winamp (for $APPDATA)? is paths.ini a file one would have to change manually?

knowing that you can script NSIS as well, let me know what you think of this:
code:
${If} ${FileExists} "$INSTDIR\paths.ini"
ReadINIStr $0 "$INSTDIR\paths.ini" "Winamp" "inidir"
${If} $0 == "{26}\Winamp"
StrCpy $WAini "$APPDATA\Winamp\Winamp.ini"
${ElseIf} ${FileExists} "$0\Winamp.ini"
StrCpy $WAini "$0\Winamp.ini"
${EndIf}
${Else}
StrCpy $WAini "$INSTDIR\Winamp.ini"
${EndIf}


any pitfalls?
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Old 5th September 2009, 21:21   #114
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best to have a look at http://forums.winamp.com/showthread....19#post2555019

i think a combination of the system plugin and logiclib should be what's needed to get it all handled correctly (unless you pull out the plugin which Winamp's installer uses).

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Old 6th September 2009, 16:12   #115
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PimpBot 3.6 ß2

second beta out already, fixing some bugs with the settings page and improving some of the dialogs.

Download PimpBot here or see the new installer in action!
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Old 8th September 2009, 20:15   #116
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it's about time the winamp developer network points out there's stuff like pimpbot, i'm sick of all those winrar sfx (and there is worse!) installers..
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Old 9th September 2009, 20:35   #117
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PimpBot 3.6 FINAL

code:
v3.6 "Full Circle" (2009-09-09)
* Compiler: requires NSIS 2.36 or higher
* Compiler: requires latest WANSIS.DLL
* Compiler: added support for illegal characters in installer title
* Compiler: modified DropFolder defaults
* Compiler: improved support for new .pimp file structure
* Compiler: fixed bugs in installer settings page
* RunTime: modified language string for font installation
* RunTime: improved support for new .pimp file structure
* added some useful scripts



pimpbot 3.6 brings back the last remaining feature that hasn't been available since early pimpbot 2.x versions: the settings page for installers! much better than before, this lets users configure their avs installation during the installation of your pack. however, this is only an optional feature!

i also added some useful scripts, that you might want to use to update your .pimp files to the new standard (not really necessary at this point), a standalone app for avs settings (same used in the installers) or to grab the splash image from an existing installer.

get it here
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Quote:
Originally posted by Warrior of the Light
The installer gave me the following message (translated from Dutch):

"Setup couldn't find a valid Winamp installation. Continue? (NOT recommended)"
did you install winamp properly or did you just copy your old installation? did you save that program files path in your registry or is it a directory you just created and have to select manually for each installation?

pimpbot installers use the registry keys created by the winamp installer to determine the correct path. if that fails, it assumes %PROGRAMFILES%\Winamp to be the path.

you can always use the /unzip switch to extract the presets from the installer (Installer.exe /unzip) or the nsis default /D to override the destination (Installer.exe /D=F:\Program Files\Winamp).

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It also asks me to remember the location for further installations but I said no.
this is so the above won't happen the next time you install winamp. what it does is create the (missing) winamp key in your registry.

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Also, if I choose to continue anyway, if finishes the installation without actually installing the files
will look into this, it's probably related to the above. installer works perfectly on my windows 7 installation.

thanks for all bug reports!
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The problem is on my end (apart from the not installing I guess)

It was a normal installation, never had the problem before, but I notice now that Winamp isn't in my list of installed programs anymore.

/edit:

Re-installed winamp and the problem is fixed

Thanks!

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great!

3.6.1 should be out soon, completing some translations for the settings page and fixing a minor bug with dropfolder
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