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Old 20 April 2017, 09:33   #81
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Thanks, one of my goals is to make it as user friendly as possible, so people don't having to spend lots of time setting all this up from scratch and at the same time provide good documentation and tutorials to use it.

I think I'm getting there
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Old 15 May 2017, 10:21   #82
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To improve making packages on Windows for HstWB Installer, I have found a way of converting a zip file to Amiga. This makes it appears as if it was created on an Amiga and can successfully be extracted with system files. Previously I had to create zip files with SYS: or Workbench system files on an Amiga for it to work properly when extracting it again on an Amiga. This was a bit cumbersome having to start en emulator each time to make a zip.

I have done this using two scripts:
1. create_zip_from_directory.ps1 -inputDir [inputDir] -outputZipFile [outputZipFile]
2. convert_zip_to_amiga.ps1 -zipFile [zipFile] -outputZipFile [outputZipFile]

First script creates a zip file from a directory in a proper format that can be extracted correctly on Amiga. Basically, it ensures that each directory is added to the zip file. Powershell zip compression or 7za command line tools only includes empty directories. The script was needed, so I can create zip files from command line, but 7-Zip file manager, WinRAR and Windows build-in zip compression does also create zip files in proper format.

The second script converts a zip file to Amiga for it to extract properly with added protection bits. It reads the zip file, patches zip entries and writes a new zip file. The zip entries ‘VersionMadeBy’ is changed to 279 (Amiga) and ‘ExternalFileAttributes’ is set to 135200784 for directories and 68091904 for files. This means protections bits will be set to '----RWED', when extracted on Amiga. Surely these numbers represent flags in an enum, but I haven’t found more details about what they actually mean. I only found the external file attributes by examining zip files created on Amiga and would be nice if someone has more details about protection bit flags to make more clear code in the scripts.

Anyway, if someone finds this useful, they can be downloaded here https://github.com/henrikstengaard/h...e/master/tools.

Back to documentation the last bits and pieces for HstWB Installer and HstWB Package...
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Old 23 May 2017, 13:48   #83
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Big news... Beta version is now available for download at http://hstwb.firstrealize.com/ .

This page contains downloads for HstWB Installer v1.1.0-BETA1 together with 4GB, 8GB and 16GB self install HDF images ready for use. All self install images are build using the this HstWB Installer beta version.

I don't want to delay a final release further as it's only documentation that is missing:
- Tutorial 3: Running self install in an emulator or on real Amiga: The last few steps are missing description, but screenshots should help explain the process.
- HstWB Package: No documentation yet, so stick to ClassicWB packages unless you want to test it. Note it requires BetterWB package therefore remember to also install BetterWB together with HstWB Package.

If you just want to see what it is and what HstWB Installer can build, here's a YouTube video showing self install of the 4GB HDF image [ Show youtube player ].

Please try one of the self install HDF images and let me know what you think
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