I just found this topic after doing a bit of catch-up reading. Here's a few points which should answer everyone's questions.
I took over the list from TommyP back in about August and about 3 months ago there was a bit of a mix-up with my sending a new list to fdv for hosting. To cut a long story short, I had gone on a trip to Holland and it was thought that I'd abandoned it when fdv and tp tried to message me. I was a bit busy for a couple of the lists and my last one was about a week late, so I could see how it looked.
Mimo answered the call to do the XP list and I subsequently contacted fdv and tp just to say what happened after I saw that fdv had uploaded my list after Mimo had taken over.
It was eventually decided that two lists were better than one and I think this has worked out well. Mimo has developed a nice update checker and sparked more interest to the extent that there's more discussion about what the best/latest updates are.
My list could probably be considered a stable, minimal version to satisfy WU and when I took over I just tried to improve it without radically altering things. It just does the base stuff and fits with my own way of working - to just install anything that isn't slipstreamable (eg dotnetfx) after Windows gets installed. Like a lot of others who use hfslip, I tend to cut a lot of stuff out (although I normally use nLite for this), so I'm not into getting the latest updates for quite a few things.
Mimo's list is more detailed with extra stuff that a lot of people seem to want, but which I probably wouldn't have included. It's very good, very neat and more people seem to be interested in hfslip as a result, which is a good thing imo. Mimo obviously puts in a lot of work into putting together and supporting his list.
I find it very hard to keep track of and categorise everything and I've learned to be careful about including stuff which might not work for everyone. There's no absolutely consistent way to categorise everything which would suit everyone, but with two lists (and others elsewhere) there should be enough info to help everyone keep updated.
I'm currently trying to see if there's a good way in which to make it easier to check the list against what's in the hotfix folder on one's harddrive. It's easier for me to maintain the list in date order and easier to see what's new each month. However, mistakes get made and it's maybe harder to account for each and every update unless they're in name order.
There's still lots I'm doing with my list and I'm currently sorting through my own hotfixes. This basically means that I'll be taking a look at some of the latest beta hotfixes (this info can be useful later on if a stable fix gets released), looking at the WMP stuff and trying to get some kind of record of all the individual files within all the fixes. That last bit might take a while, but it should stop unnecessary fixes from being included.
I don't really use WMP, WU, Office so any comments/corrections are welcome - just post in the Updates thread to which I'm now subscribed.
Edited by Muppet Hunter, 14 January 2010 - 04:06 AM.