Changing the root folder should not be needed, therefore I hid it. It was not easy as either one used this feature a lot or not at all….
Default folders in Java are very difficult. I tried to guess the Desktop folder – but that honestly is not more than a guess…. For downloading and installing temp folders are used. This will work, however, this might be unexpected. Have a look at the options
Hardcoding anything is a bad idea. Therefore the current implementation fetches the list of available languages from here. 188.8.131.52 at the moment. So new helppack languages are sadly only included, if they are found here. I hope that this a good limitation.
The Bootstrap.ini file will always be modified
Linux version IS possible, but not supported at the moment
There is a early version of an Android build: CLICK ME
There are 2 things I want to task about in the rest of this post, the desktop UI and the Linux support.
I made an update to the desktop UI (and speed improvements on certain operations). Please give it a try DOWNLOAD. I do not know if the new color scheme causes eye cancer….
I do not have a Linux VM at the moment. Therefore I cannot test / validate if what I wrote is correct (and besides of that I would have extreme problems to troubleshoot everything.
There does exist an instruction here. I hope I find a volunteer, which helps me out and creates a script which does the following:
Defines 2-4 variables: 1-3 files (MAIN, HP, SDK) and the target folder
For the script one of those files e.g. only MAIN would be enough as the rest is just copy and paste
Implement the instructions, so that the file(s) will be installed in the folder. The target folder should be created if it does not exist yet.
If possible absolute paths should be used
Temporary files should be deleted afterwards
If possible there should be a short console output (“Starting installation”, “Extracting files”,”Cleanup”,”Done!” or similar), so that the user gets an idea about the process
LibreOffice should be installed in a way that the “program” folder within LibreOffice is a direct child of the defined install location in the first step
That’s about what’s missing for Linux support. Startup / downloading files should work by now. Especially Linux users: Please keep in mind that the desktop app uses JavaFX, which is bundled in Oracle JDKs, but has to be installed seperatly for openjdk. (Soon that will be also true for Oracle JDKs…). “OpenJfx” should be the package name you are looking for,
PS: The icons are temporary, Andreas Kainz might create a better looking icon soon.
With this post the original C# version is being deprecated. In this post “Kotlin SI-GUI” (Separate Installation GUI in Kotlin) will be introduced.
For Windows the basic functionality should work.
Bering able to start *.exe files
A good error message when trying to parallel install *.exe files
Window icons are missing ATM
Without further ado I present the new GUI (which not necessarily means that it is better looking)
Biggest features compared to the old version:
List of thinderboxes does not need to be maintained
Downloads are grouped by architecture
In a future Linux version:
Additionally after clicking “start download” you get a nice Window where you can select which files you want to download. I chose “bo” as my helppack language and a 64 bit build.
Settings is also improved.
The list of helppack languages is not hard coded either (looking at /latest build from archive BTW).
Download types for Windows are: EXE, 32-bit and 64-bit. If you are only interested in a subset of these types, you can choose it. This will be considered for the next update.
And by the way, shortcuts can not only be created on the desktop 😉 By default the download and installation folder are temporary locations, the desktop folder is only guessed. So please review these settings!
Some minor functionalities are still missing, but it is pretty usable for testing MSI builds.
You can download Kotlin SI GUI here. (You download an updater app. This updater app will download the latest version of Kotlin SI-GUI. The current version of the updater does not display the download progress, so please be patient on first installation). Java 8 required!
If you have feedback regarding the UI, please comment!
One of the benefits of being a student is getting Office 365. I also have Office 2010 so that leaves me with bot Office 2010 and 2016.
Recently I tried to save a Excel file in OOXML Strict and confront my 2010 edition Excel with it.
The hilarious thing is the following image:
So my Office 2010 should be able to open the Strict OOXml without problems (with this some month old file it actually does). But why is Microsoft frightening the enduser? The best thing is the linked page (from the dialog in the first picture) “Support for Office 2003 has ended“. If you need the converter, it can be found here. UPDATE:Removed link as it broke my Office 2016!!!!
And finally the sentence you were waiting for: Waaait, Office 2010 can open the OOXML strict standard, but not the file saved with Office 2016 with “OOXML strict”. So the “OOXML strict” is not Standard (or there is a biiig bug in Office 2010, which prevents interoperability)…..