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31  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bar Sport / Re: Arduino Library downloader on: November 24, 2010, 04:33:10 am
so i got my development environment working yesterday.

i compiled it and it also works now on the PC where the application didn't started before.
So i think this is a good sign.

i also got some code running to extract the library zips directly with the zip library. Just need code the folder structure creation from the zip. (currently only in the SVN)

when that code works some library zips might no longer be supported because of different folder structures but i think the advantages outweigh the disadvantages in the long term and it will be easier to compile on different platforms without the need of 7zip.

After that i will look to parse the XML from AlphaBeta. It would be nice if i could get a working example from this XML with at least 1 working testentry.

If someone wants to help in programming this, i can create him a SVN login with write access of course. smiley

I hope i do not Spam here or we should talk outside of this forum.
32  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bar Sport / Re: Arduino Library downloader on: November 23, 2010, 07:28:13 am
I am really interested if my tool even works for anyone.

I just tested it on a different PC and the application didn't start at all. :-/

Now switching the development tools and will see if it works better.
Nice side effect is a Development environment where i am more comfortable with.
Just solving the last problems.

Of course i am not thinking someone is an ass just for suggesting something. Even a rewrite.

Maybe when i am more comfortable with building GUIs with wxWidget i might be able to make a small C++ IDE for Arduino. :-?

The remove libraries feature is already planned.
33  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bar Sport / Re: Arduino Library downloader on: November 22, 2010, 07:00:05 am
Nice work.

i didn't expected so much response for my application especially from people that have more than 1000 posts.

But isn't there a upload field missing?

Will look to change my application as soon as the XML format is right.

So i will change it that every uploaded zip needs only 1 folder with the libraryname and inside that the library cpp files with examples.

I am no expert in C++ and don't want to learn Java right now.

I for one would ask why the Arduino IDE is Not! in C++.

But this might end in a programming language war.
Everyone should code in the language that he likes most. smiley-wink

@AlphaBeta┬┤s Edit:
I don't really understand what idea you mean that is stupid. :-?
34  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bar Sport / Re: Arduino Library downloader on: November 21, 2010, 09:41:38 pm
thanks for your kind responses.

I already thought about a posibility to post librarys.
And i would also host it on my server. I can configure it so it can also mirror it on your server.

the application might be able to load an xml from a repository like that already.

But some things need to be looked at if we do this.

At the moment everyone is compressing his own lib differently with different folder structures and different manual steps to install.

when we make a repository like that. Every should have the same structure and the structure should be checked by the upload script.

I do not know if i am allowed to host every library or what to do with librarys where the creator does not upload them on theyr own or the author is not longer aviable.

the cmd part in the xml should be removed so no one can post a malicious command in the xml. (for this every needs the same structure to make it easier)

Doesnt need every lib checked before publishing in a repository like this?

as you see. I think the hardest part might be to get every lib-structure to be the same.
Most of them look the same but not all.

//Edit: yes. Sorry that this is not java but i can not write in java.
It is already cross platform except the 7zip exe i used.
And i know this part needs a rewrite.
35  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bar Sport / Re: Arduino Library downloader on: November 21, 2010, 06:44:52 pm
nice. i have added your libs to the xml.
(it is easy if every lib have the same directory structure inside the zip-file)
The only bad is that you do not have a description for every lib.

Of course it would be nice if this feature would be added to the IDE.
Currently missing is a lib-uninstall feature in the application. Will look into this if i have time.
36  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bar Sport / Arduino Library downloader on: November 21, 2010, 06:14:47 pm
Hi everyone.

I don't know if something like this already exists or if this even works for everyone.

I am using the Arduino software and often i just want to know if there is already a library for the thing i want to do,
if there is a new version of a library or just to download and install a library easily.

i made an application in C++ and wxWidgets to do exactly this.
It is using currently using 7zip for extracting the libs after download.

It was my first try in coding with wxWidgets and Gui development in C++ so i hope it is not too bad. smiley-wink
I only tested it on my windows machine and compiled it there, but i tried to only use things that are multiplatform compatible.

I put a quick and small webpage together here:

The Sourcecode is in my SVN repository accessible with the username "gast":

a small Screenshot:

there are not all librarys in the list at the moment but it does not mean i like this more than the other libs.
The list is of course maintained by hand.

a doubleclick on a library sends you to the homepage of that lib.
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