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Alrighty-ho. Sorry for the delays.

All of those who have asked to take part on this potentially-system-destroying beta will have been PM'd the password to the xpize package zip archive. For all that is great and good in the universe, don't post the password publically.

Download the installer from here: http://anolis.codeplex.com/Release/Project...ReleaseId=24296

Update: Get Installer 0.7.1 from here: http://anolis.codeplex.com/Release/Project...ReleaseId=24809

Download the password protected xpize package from here: http://www.xpize.net/downloads/xpizeInstallerTestPackage.zip

NOTE: This is more of a beta test of the installation framework and not of xpize itself. Note the following:

  • Whilst the installer supports XPx64, I've noticed that XPx64's files are very dissimilar to XPx86 in terms of their resources because it's NT5.2 and not NT5.1 (and it isn't a strict-superset either). Do not bother to attempt to install this package on XPx64, it will just fail harmlessly. I'll improve the xpize package definition to accomodate the different resources in XPx64 (and every flavour of Windows Server 2003)
  • The resources in the linked package are straight from xpize 4.6 (not 4.7) with very few modifications.
  • Some programs backported from Vista seem to have a problem with swapped-out bitmaps, like mstsc.exe version 6 (as featured in XP SP3). I'm looking into this.
  • Ignore the default Anolis (green colour-changing lizard) livery in the installer wizard, that'll change in future versions when I make some xpize branding for it.
  • The package is compressed using PKZIP's Deflate algorithm. Proper packages are compressed using LZMA compression which gives much, much smaller archive sizes.

Report any problems in this thread.

I'll be releasing new versions of the xpize package throughout the coming days with more features and improvements. For now this is just an initial test run so I can't really call it a true xpize 5 beta.

Enjoy anyway.

Instructions for use

  1. Unzip that zip archive somewhere to its own directory
  2. Run the Anolis.Installer program
  3. Select the first option to Install
  4. Then select the second option to choose a package definition file (package.xml)
  5. Choose the package.xml file you extracted in step 1
  6. Don't bother touching the Modify Package form, none of the checkboxes are functional
  7. Neither are the uninstallation and system restore options on the page after that
  8. After pressing "Install" see if you can time how long it takes. It should by faster than the original XPize 4.x installer

For those wanting to develop their own packages and distributions (as doomangel and damian666 have expressed interest) I'll be releasing a guide on the subject soon-ish. But before xpize 5 hits 1.0 sure.

Please report all problems and issues in this thread so I can manage and triage them appropriately. If you're reasonably familar with the Anolis codebase or know how to properly report bugs then report them directly to the Anolis Issue Tracker at: http://anolis.codeplex.com/WorkItem/List.aspx (you'll need a Codeplex account to do that)

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Testing now.

Hmmm when I click on restart I get this:

See the end of this message for details on invoking 
just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box.

************** Exception Text **************
System.ComponentModel.Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified
at System.Diagnostics.Process.StartWithShellExecuteEx(ProcessStartInfo startInfo)
at System.Diagnostics.Process.Start()
at System.Diagnostics.Process.Start(ProcessStartInfo startInfo)
at System.Diagnostics.Process.Start(String fileName)
at Anolis.Installer.Pages.FinishedPage.WizardForm_NextClicked(Object sender, EventArgs e) in D:\Users\David\My Documents\Visual Studio Projects\Anolis\Anolis.Installer\Pages\Z-Finished.cs:line 40
at W3b.Wizards.Wizard97.Wizard97WizardForm.__next_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e) in D:\Users\David\My Documents\Visual Studio Projects\W3b.Wizards\W3b.Wizards\WinForms\Wizard97\Wizard97WizardForm.cs:line 40
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.OnClick(EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.Button.OnClick(EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.Button.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.OnMessage(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)


************** Loaded Assemblies **************
mscorlib
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.3082 (QFE.050727-3000)
CodeBase: file:///c:/WINDOWS/Microsoft.NET/Framework/v2.0.50727/mscorlib.dll
----------------------------------------
Anolis.Installer
Assembly Version: 1.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 1.0.0.0
CodeBase: file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Kelsenellenelvian/Desktop/XPize5/Anolis.Installer.exe
----------------------------------------
W3b.Wizards
Assembly Version: 1.0.3361.4466
Win32 Version: 1.0.0.0
CodeBase: file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Kelsenellenelvian/Desktop/XPize5/W3b.Wizards.DLL
----------------------------------------
System.Windows.Forms
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.3053 (netfxsp.050727-3000)
CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Windows.Forms/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Windows.Forms.dll
----------------------------------------
System
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.3053 (netfxsp.050727-3000)
CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.dll
----------------------------------------
System.Drawing
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.3053 (netfxsp.050727-3000)
CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Drawing/2.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.Drawing.dll
----------------------------------------
Accessibility
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.3053 (netfxsp.050727-3000)
CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/Accessibility/2.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/Accessibility.dll
----------------------------------------
Anolis.Core
Assembly Version: 0.8.3361.4466
Win32 Version: 0.8.2.0
CodeBase: file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Kelsenellenelvian/Desktop/XPize5/Anolis.Core.DLL
----------------------------------------
System.Xml
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.3082 (QFE.050727-3000)
CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Xml/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Xml.dll
----------------------------------------

************** JIT Debugging **************
To enable just-in-time (JIT) debugging, the .config file for this
application or computer (machine.config) must have the
jitDebugging value set in the system.windows.forms section.
The application must also be compiled with debugging
enabled.

For example:

<configuration>
<system.windows.forms jitDebugging="true" />
</configuration>

When JIT debugging is enabled, any unhandled exception
will be sent to the JIT debugger registered on the computer
rather than be handled by this dialog box.

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Testing now.

Hmmm when I click on restart I get this:

System.ComponentModel.Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified

Same problem, also backup not working:

See the end of this message for details on invoking 
just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box.

************** Exception Text **************
System.ComponentModel.Win32Exception: Не удается найти указанный файл
at System.Diagnostics.Process.StartWithShellExecuteEx(ProcessStartInfo startInfo)
at System.Diagnostics.Process.Start()
at System.Diagnostics.Process.Start(ProcessStartInfo startInfo)
at System.Diagnostics.Process.Start(String fileName)
at Anolis.Installer.Pages.FinishedPage.WizardForm_NextClicked(Object sender, EventArgs e) in D:\Users\David\My Documents\Visual Studio Projects\Anolis\Anolis.Installer\Pages\Z-Finished.cs:line 40
at W3b.Wizards.Wizard97.Wizard97WizardForm.__next_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e) in D:\Users\David\My Documents\Visual Studio Projects\W3b.Wizards\W3b.Wizards\WinForms\Wizard97\Wizard97WizardForm.cs:line 40
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.OnClick(EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.Button.OnClick(EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.Button.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.OnMessage(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)


************** Loaded Assemblies **************
mscorlib
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.42 (RTM.050727-4200)
CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/Microsoft.NET/Framework/v2.0.50727/mscorlib.dll
----------------------------------------
Anolis.Installer
Assembly Version: 1.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 1.0.0.0
CodeBase: file:///C:/Installer_-_2009-03-14/Anolis.Installer.exe
----------------------------------------
W3b.Wizards
Assembly Version: 1.0.3361.4466
Win32 Version: 1.0.0.0
CodeBase: file:///C:/Installer_-_2009-03-14/W3b.Wizards.DLL
----------------------------------------
System.Windows.Forms
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.42 (RTM.050727-4200)
CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Windows.Forms/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Windows.Forms.dll
----------------------------------------
System
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.42 (RTM.050727-4200)
CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.dll
----------------------------------------
System.Drawing
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.42 (RTM.050727-4200)
CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Drawing/2.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.Drawing.dll
----------------------------------------
Accessibility
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.42 (RTM.050727-4200)
CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/Accessibility/2.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/Accessibility.dll
----------------------------------------
Anolis.Core
Assembly Version: 0.8.3361.4466
Win32 Version: 0.8.2.0
CodeBase: file:///C:/Installer_-_2009-03-14/Anolis.Core.DLL
----------------------------------------
System.Xml
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.42 (RTM.050727-4200)
CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Xml/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Xml.dll
----------------------------------------

************** JIT Debugging **************
To enable just-in-time (JIT) debugging, the .config file for this
application or computer (machine.config) must have the
jitDebugging value set in the system.windows.forms section.
The application must also be compiled with debugging
enabled.

For example:

<configuration>
<system.windows.forms jitDebugging="true" />
</configuration>

When JIT debugging is enabled, any unhandled exception
will be sent to the JIT debugger registered on the computer
rather than be handled by this dialog box

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Yeah, backup/uninstall isn't implemented in this version. You'll see it in the next version.

As for the crashes at the end, that's because I'm using a hackish way to reboot the system because I was too tired to finish off my AdjustTokenPrivileges call to shutdown the system. I'll release 0.71 of the installer later today.

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W3bbo, what we need, hacked or original uxtheme.dll?

the package you downloaded does not contain any custom visual styles yet so I didn't include the SP3 uxtheme patch in it. But the next release will do it all for you.

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i can't download from codeplex site - the page is only refresh and thats all. i try in IE, Chrome, Opera (incl. AC). can you put it without using thus @#$% java scripts?

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i can't download from codeplex site - the page is only refresh and thats all. i try in IE, Chrome, Opera (incl. AC). can you put it without using thus @#$% java scripts?

I'm afraid not, that's how Codeplex works.

Are you using some kind of script blocker?

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i can't download from codeplex site - the page is only refresh and thats all. i try in IE, Chrome, Opera (incl. AC). can you put it without using thus @#$% java scripts?

I'm afraid not, that's how Codeplex works.

Are you using some kind of script blocker?

**** myself - it's blocked by avast script blocker. thank u for advise. i'm goin' test ur job...

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Hi W3bbo, I destoyed my VM! :|

The fist attached file shows the error message, which shows up after clicking the Restart button as mentioned before.

The second file shows the error message, which pops up after launching the device manager for instance - but it occurs also on 'Event notification', 'Administration' and 'Services' (my system is in German and thats my translation... hope you can figure out, what I mean). It says: "Error while creating an empty document"

Windows was not able to restore the system, so the device manager is gone now...

I could finde some new icons on the system properties dialog. - So, that worked fine. :)

Regards, Busty

PS: May I ask? What is the deal with WindowsX? ;)

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Okay, litle report ;)

After install i got:

Some resources updated, some not...

52422.jpg

Desktop preview corrupted:

52423.th.jpg 52424.th.jpg 52425.th.jpg

And that mmc error:

52427.th.jpg

maybe something else, anyway, my bad, i disabled system restore :sneaky:

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