Image Writer for Windows

A version that downloads the image file?

Asked by Anthony Wright on 2012-10-16

I've got a linux based distro that uses a CF image as the installer. I'm trying to simplify the installation process and wondered if you might be able to help. The process at the moment is:

1. Download image
2. Download image writer
3. Run image writer
4. Select image
5. Select device
6. Go

If I had a version of win32 image writer that was built specifically for my distro, so that it knew where my image file lived and automatically downloaded it, the installation process for the end user would be simplified leaving less room for them to make a mistake! With a customised version of win32 image writer the process would be:

1. Download customised image writer from my website
2. Run image writer
3. Select device
4. Go

Is this something you would consider doing, or something you could give me pointers to so that I could make the changes. I don't have experience with cpp or Qt, so the more detailed the pointers the better!

thanks,

Anthony.

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2012-10-18
Tobin Davis (gruemaster) said : #1

That sounds like a good wishlist item, but a bit far in the future, given the current bug list and wishlist items. And like you, I don't know much cpp or QT, but I am learning, rapidly.

One alternative that I have seen on xda-developers.org is to bundle this app with your image on your own site. As long as the readme and copyright info is intact, you can do this.

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