WUD Version 3 Draft Feedback
Posted 15 August 2007 - 10:04 AM
Posted 15 August 2007 - 06:45 PM
a 64 bit version would be nice for people on 64 bit platforms
Posted 15 August 2007 - 09:43 PM
- automatically update ULs
- only download updates that are not downloaded yet
- remove old updates
- automatically install lots of updates
- automatically integrate lots of updates to the Windows XP CD
- export a URL list for other download managers to download updates
- export a batch file to install updates
- export a batch file to integrate updates
- after downloading finished, set the date of downloaded updates to the same as the server (that makes perfect original updates)
Posted 02 September 2007 - 08:12 PM
keep up the excellent work with wud. you can't imagine how helpful this program
has been for all us techs around the world. we all tip our hats to you! i have 2 ideas:
1. i would like to see the option of incorporating a download and resume option
especially for the people who don't have a fast broadband connection or
who are on a time share basis with internet access such as at a internet café..
2. after the fallout of autopatcher incident with Microsoft how about making some
form of authentication for the ul files so that lets say the ul’s posted are verified as
authentic in the sense of the download links are from ms and not from some other place.
maybe designating just several key people to compile the ul's instead of everyone
making them from scratch. ( a download on demand service )? u ask for a specific
batch of files and a custom ul is generated automatically for download.
i hope microsoft doesn't end up destroying the wonderful work you have done...
Posted 03 September 2007 - 09:01 AM
Posted 05 September 2007 - 10:16 PM
And no, WUD's not going anywhere for the near future, as WUD does not violate the EULA for either the operating systems or the updates since WUD only acquires them like a normal webbrowser would or a download manager.
I'm thinking of adding digital signatures or something of the like to the ULs. And I'm keeping in mind all your ideas thrown around here so far.
Posted 06 September 2007 - 11:55 PM
It does violate WGA as most of the updates it downloads are only available to genuine copies of the OS. Not bashing, just saying.
Posted 07 September 2007 - 09:18 AM
This post has been edited by MrCobra: 07 September 2007 - 09:19 AM
Posted 07 September 2007 - 11:54 AM
Posted 06 November 2007 - 09:29 PM
- Make possible to check which critical uptades has already been integrated to an installation;
I don't know if this is feature would be unnecessary once already exist a way to do this, but I haven't discovered one yet.
Posted 06 November 2007 - 10:59 PM
Is there any chance of updating WUD to extract the *.msp files from the updates after downloading?
that way all you have to do is drop the *.msp files into the CD:\Updates folder after WUD downloads them
and about the WGA issues -its too bad Microsoft hasnt released some sort of toolkit for developers to integrate WGA detection into their apps (so WUD could WGA check and if WGA fails restrict downloads to security updates)
Posted 08 November 2007 - 01:13 PM
Since we deploy these on a quarterly schedule, it would be useful to have a column with the release date (instead of appending it to the end of the file name) that can be sorted to see which updates have been added since the last download.
Also, the ability to export a batch file that installs all of the selected updates silently would basically do my job for me.
Posted 08 November 2007 - 02:22 PM
I'm sure this might help some: