Summary: Modpack installer utility
                 Project: Freeciv
            Submitted by: cazfi
            Submitted on: Friday 08/06/2010 at 14:36
                Category: None
                Priority: 5 - Normal
                  Status: Ready For Test
                 Privacy: Public
             Assigned to: None
        Originator Email: 
             Open/Closed: Open
         Discussion Lock: Any
         Planned Release: 2.3.0



This is initial version of the freeciv-modpack utility. I wrote it almost a
year ago, but never posted it as I wanted to make it a bit better first. But
since almost full year has passed without me being able to develop better
version, it's probably better to have at least this version than none at

Installing custom data files for freeciv can seem like complicated thing to
do for a newbie user. We usually advise to put files under FREECIV_PATH to
correct subdirectories, and even I myself don't know what the FREECIV_PATH is
in some environments.
freeciv-modpack is utility to help here. You just enter modpack URL for it
and it downloads and installs modpack for you. Here word modpack refers to
anything that should be installed under FREECIV_PATH.

Configure support is somewhat lacking in this initial version.
freeciv-modpack is built when ever gtk client is built. Freeciv-modpack has
about same requirements as gtk client. Thus, if configure checks for gtk
client has been successfully passed, we know we can build also

I don't currently have any downloadable modpacks set up, so you cannot really
test this. I'll setup something next week.


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Date: Friday 08/06/2010 at 14:36  Name: ModInst.diff  Size: 16kB   By: cazfi



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