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Ziki
09 Apr 2006, 13:31
CAn't you restrict downloading attachment (if there is one) before clicking install?And after he installs he can download the attachment.Would me much cooler and there would be more installs for our hacks ;)

Paul M
09 Apr 2006, 13:41
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=110395 ;)

Developer
09 Apr 2006, 13:55
i think the better is to add something into the install code in the product when some one import the product it opens a new window with installtion link
and same when some one uninstall the product

Paul M
09 Apr 2006, 15:33
i think the better is to add something into the install code in the product when some one import the product it opens a new window with installtion link
and same when some one uninstall the productEasy enough to do, if it's allowed. :)

Developer
09 Apr 2006, 15:53
Easy enough to do, if it's allowed. :)
yup, just perrmision to do this
and i think also it's allowed as he installed the hack so clicking install is totaly fair

Zachery
09 Apr 2006, 19:39
CAn't you restrict downloading attachment (if there is one) before clicking install?And after he installs he can download the attachment.Would me much cooler and there would be more installs for our hacks ;)
:rolleyes: you'd think it was some sort of popularity contest here.

I'm agasint this, I don't want to have to click install to download a hack, Then I'll click uninstlal untill I want to.

Xenon
09 Apr 2006, 20:42
you can of course put an install link into your hacks, if you think that will make the install button on your hacks more popular, and not annoying to the suers of your mods to think twice next time before installing one of your hacks again.

but apart from that, the answer is no, we vbulletin.org won'T force people to click the isntall button!

ZombieAndy
09 Apr 2006, 21:16
personally i never click install until ive downloaded, installed and seen working.

so i agree whole-heartedly with Xenon here.

Developer
10 Apr 2006, 07:11
you can of course put an install link into your hacks, if you think that will make the install button on your hacks more popular, and not annoying to the suers of your mods to think twice next time before installing one of your hacks again.

but apart from that, the answer is no, we vbulletin.org won'T force people to click the isntall button!
i don't wont to force people i hate this :confused:
but if he import my product automatic the install link open in his browser
and if he uninstall my proudct automatic the unuinstall link open in his browser;)

Freesteyelz
10 Apr 2006, 07:14
Ethically, I think if an author uses that method he/she should be up front about it so that the user who's installing the mod knows what to expect.

basilrath
25 Apr 2006, 00:47
ive a problem wen i upload products etc and i click install on vb .org it dont work is there anything im doing wrong i import the xml and so on ....like the arcade i upload to and wont install???

Tony G
25 Apr 2006, 02:02
I feel sometimes this request comes out of the hope of getting enough installs to get a better title or something. It's not a competition. -_-

Freesteyelz
25 Apr 2006, 02:05
ive a problem wen i upload products etc and i click install on vb .org it dont work is there anything im doing wrong i import the xml and so on ....like the arcade i upload to and wont install???

The "Install" link is somewhat confusing if you're not familiar with the set up. It doesn't do anything with regards to the installation process. The "install" link is basically a way to let the author know that you've installed his/her hack. Plus, when they manually send out updates, the users who've clicked "Install" will receive it via e-mail.

To properly install a product, you'll need to go into your Admin CP --> Plugin Manager --> Manage Products then at the bottom click "Add/Import Product". Upload any necessary files via FTP and do template edits if instructed.

If you need further support I suggest that you post in the respective hack thread. :)

luckydeath
25 Apr 2006, 02:24
Please, how to become a member of VB.org ? and why i can't down load ?

i want to download version 3.5.4 ! :((

Freesteyelz
25 Apr 2006, 02:47
You'll need to first purchase vBulletin (http://www.vbulletin.com/order/). After you do come back here, verify your license and then you'll have access to the goodies. :)

theArchitect
25 Apr 2006, 03:27
you can of course put an install link into your hacks, if you think that will make the install button on your hacks more popular, and not annoying to the suers of your mods to think twice next time before installing one of your hacks again.

but apart from that, the answer is no, we vbulletin.org won'T force people to click the isntall button!
Yeah That! (p.s. we really need a yeah that smilie ;) )

I will often download a hack and test it out locally. If I like the working version (not just the concept) then I will install it on my live board and then click install. In the early days I use to click install whenever I downloaded a hack. Now I have hundreds of hacks listed as installed, but I only use about 20 of them.

For me a hack rating system would be more interesting than the number of installs. I am sure some people would look at a hack, think it is very well done and give it a good rating, but may not necessarily want to install it.

Freesteyelz
25 Apr 2006, 03:36
A rating system that is separate from vB's default rating system?

theArchitect
25 Apr 2006, 05:04
A rating system that is separate from vB's default rating system?
Yes.

At the moment you can see the star rating of a specific thread. But this is where the Hack DB would come in. The rating system would only apply to hack specific threads, and users could search for the top rated hacks and then make an informed choice as to the quality and popularity of the hack.

Also, just having 5 stars is a little limiting. Something with a larger rating spread would also make it a little more meaning full. IMHO.