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Title: Other Languages
Post by: GOSPY4EVER on January 12, 2012, 12:54:20 PM
Hi

Great Software - but what about other languanges? Some of the standard programs are language-independant like JAVA or Flashplayer. But some are different for every language. If you would maintain some additional XML-Files at http://patchmypc.net/documents/definitions.xml like definitions-DE.xml or definitions-FR.xml and the GUI would give you the option to set a preferred language, it would be perfect! Or let the user specify his own local definitions.xml file. So I could adjust the download links to my preferred langauge.

The definitions-DE.xml file would then look like

<DownoadSolution>
<!-- Links For Critical Update Downloads -->
<PMPCUpdateDownload>
http://patchmypc.net/updates/PatchMyPC/PatchMyPCUpdater.exe
</PMPCUpdateDownload>
<ReaderDownload>
ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/win/10.x/10.1.2/de_DE/AdbeRdr1012_de_DE.exe
</ReaderDownload>
........


Thanks for your reply

Hans

Title: Re: Other Languages
Post by: Justin Chalfant on January 12, 2012, 02:48:20 PM
Hey,

Thanks for the post. I do intend to eventually add XML definitions for other languages. That was one of the reasons I created a XML file so the download location could be changed. I would say German may be supported in PMPC 2.0.9 around March 1st. Could you list what products would be available in German you would like?

Justin,

Hi

Great Software - but what about other languanges? Some of the standard programs are language-independant like JAVA or Flashplayer. But some are different for every language. If you would maintain some additional XML-Files at http://patchmypc.net/documents/definitions.xml like definitions-DE.xml or definitions-FR.xml and the GUI would give you the option to set a preferred language, it would be perfect! Or let the user specify his own local definitions.xml file. So I could adjust the download links to my preferred langauge.

The definitions-DE.xml file would then look like

<DownoadSolution>
<!-- Links For Critical Update Downloads -->
<PMPCUpdateDownload>
http://patchmypc.net/updates/PatchMyPC/PatchMyPCUpdater.exe
</PMPCUpdateDownload>
<ReaderDownload>
ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/win/10.x/10.1.2/de_DE/AdbeRdr1012_de_DE.exe
</ReaderDownload>


Thanks for your reply

Hans
Title: Re: Other Languages
Post by: GOSPY4EVER on January 14, 2012, 02:45:13 AM
Hello Justin

The following apps are different in my language (German): (as far as I know)

-  Adobe Reader
-  Mozilla Firefox
-  Microsoft Security Essentials
-  Real Player
-  Yahoo Messenger
-  Mozilla Thunderbird

The ideal solution would be if you include a switch in your software to let the user specify his own definitions.xml file. So everybody could maintain his own update "timetable". For example, I want to stay at JAVA version 6 at the moment and update only this version (updates are still available) - so instead of disable this software in Patch My PC I could specify the link to the JAVA 6 Updates. And of course for the programs mentioned above I could specify the download link to the german versions.

What do you think? Is it possible to implement this "private" definitions.xml thing?

Hans
Title: Re: Other Languages
Post by: Justin Chalfant on January 14, 2012, 06:21:12 AM
In theory, This would be fairly easy to implement, but I most likely will not have a local definitions file in any version. The reason is because PMPC already gets false detected as a virus by some anti virus venders (This is why the next version will be digitally signed to help reduce this problem.), and I have to submit a false positive claim for each indecent. If a user changed the download location to a virus for example PMPC would be detected by a virus much more often.

When different languages are supported it will check for the current version that PMPC checks for sorry about that; I know some users still aren't ready to move to the Java 7 updates yet although Java 6 is neat end of life.


Hello Justin

The following apps are different in my language (German): (as far as I know)

-  Adobe Reader
-  Mozilla Firefox
-  Microsoft Security Essentials
-  Real Player
-  Yahoo Messenger
-  Mozilla Thunderbird

The ideal solution would be if you include a switch in your software to let the user specify his own definitions.xml file. So everybody could maintain his own update "timetable". For example, I want to stay at JAVA version 6 at the moment and update only this version (updates are still available) - so instead of disable this software in Patch My PC I could specify the link to the JAVA 6 Updates. And of course for the programs mentioned above I could specify the download link to the german versions.

What do you think? Is it possible to implement this "private" definitions.xml thing?

Hans
Title: Re: Other Languages
Post by: Justin Chalfant on January 15, 2012, 10:18:05 PM
I started working on adding German in the next version of PMPC. I haven't been able to find the full offline installer file for Yahoo Messenger do you know where this can be downloaded?

Thanks,
Title: Re: Other Languages
Post by: Lord Necron on February 14, 2012, 08:26:08 PM
I haven't been able to find the full offline installer file for Yahoo Messenger do you know where this can be downloaded?

ATM I only have a half answer. Current US offline installer is at http://xh.yimg.com/gj/msgr/115/client/ymsgr1150_0152_us.exe . Just replace the country in the dl link. Country abbreviations used can be grabbed from http://messenger.yahoo.com/download/ , although most should be pretty common.

Example: http://xh.yimg.com/gj/msgr/115/client/ymsgr1150_0152_de.exe

I will see if I can find a more long term answer. In the meantime I hope this helps.
Title: Re: Other Languages
Post by: Justin Chalfant on February 14, 2012, 08:55:27 PM
Thanks!
Title: Re: Other Languages
Post by: kulawig on September 18, 2018, 05:18:49 AM
how about danish in langauge selection ?  8)

or as mentioned below an definitions-DK/DA.xml

best regards
Michael