Blue Rose Classic

Discussion in 'Contribute' started by zc456, Dec 31, 2015.

  1. zc456

    zc456 Well-Known Member

    If you've installed Blue Rose and FreeSO in the TSOClient folder, you're gonna have to run Blue Rose as admin in order to update the FreeSO or the launcher itself when it's installed in Program Files. This will be fixed in the next release.
  2. zc456

    zc456 Well-Known Member

    New stable release offers yet another UI change. This is more to rearrange some stuff to accommodate what build you have installed. When you update to the next release, it inserts the build number that it grabbed from TeamCity after the update is complete and write to the file that's then read back to the launcher to tell you what you have installed.
    [​IMG]
    It was suggested by Rhys in Discord. Alongside his suggestion is a new installer when you update. Instead of downloading each stable installer, it instead download a dedicated update installer. Right now it's basically a clone of the stable installer, with the only difference being that it knows where it was downloaded to, but will be stripped of adding shortcuts and the uninstaller (since that's already there) soon. That way I can focus on disturbing snapshots.

    Finally, it now asks for admin privileges. This is added just in case you happen to have FreeSO in the same folder as TSOClient.
  3. GarretGoesRawr

    GarretGoesRawr New Member

    This is great and looks super useful. Would you consider at some point having the UI resemble the one from the original TSO updater? That would be major nostalgia! I remember staring at that four hours with my old dial up connection every update. It looked like this but of course the name changed when TSO became EA Land Snapshot4.png .
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  4. RHY3756547

    RHY3756547 FreeSO Developer Staff Member Moderator

    The official updater will look like the original for the oldschool kred, but it's a while off.
  5. zc456

    zc456 Well-Known Member

    As much I'd love to, that's a little out of league. Plus I still got some bugs to fix.
  6. zc456

    zc456 Well-Known Member

    Coming soon
    • Native zip extraction
      There still some bugs I need to fix which is why this isn't out sooner.
    In the near future
    • Advanced self-updater
      Doing away with the installer (at least for self-updating). The new method is a bootstrap process: the launcher will download zip, it'll fire up it's own independent unpacker designed specifically for it, and finally it'll fire up Blue Rose it when it's done. This is so it can adapt to Unix-environments (Linux and OS X), which don't have Windows-specific installers.
  7. -BloodFighter-

    -BloodFighter- Active Member

    to be honest, I really to prefer the older design of the Blue Rose launcher, the one including the website.
  8. zc456

    zc456 Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately, that relied on IE. I can offer a link to Road to Live post below build numbers.
  9. zc456

    zc456 Well-Known Member

    [​IMG]
    Next time you update Blue Rose, you'll be greeted an updater that pushes the latest version of the launcher to you every launch. You can opt out of this with the offline installer. No more recompiling NSIS installers!
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  10. zc456

    zc456 Well-Known Member

    After the problems faced last upstream and legacy releases, I've a created LTS (Long Term Support) version. LTS is the last version I'll maintain with Road to Live almost finished.
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2016
  11. zc456

    zc456 Well-Known Member

    New update now includes a accurate version number. Versions are read as: Major.Minor.Build.Revision. You only need to worry about build and version. The offline installer includes a snapshot of 2.1.5907.42482. Recent updates prior to the version number, includes a input box for adding varies parameters such as "800x600", "f" or "w", ect...

    Build and revisions may go up for a bit while I clean up the code.
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  12. zc456

    zc456 Well-Known Member

    Blue Rose is officially abandoned by me since I left Discord and won't be able take support.
  13. zc456

    zc456 Well-Known Member

    Okay. Apparently we're gonna go the XP route.
    Anyone still using Blue Rose, please migrate to a different launcher or update to receive emergency patches. Support for Blue Rose Classic will end December 1st, 2016 Jan 1st, 2017. Extended support to next year in order migrate functions over to ServoUtility.
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2016

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