Key features of the software:
This software was mainly developed because the most boring and time-consuming part of a Windows reinstallation is installing all the software you're going to use.
It's not inteded to be a real package manager. Actual package managers work with their own internal database and this gives them both advantages and disadvantages: they can silently install and then keep a software up-to-date, however, they can only work with software listed in their database. Usually the less popular software will have out-dated versions or they won't be in the database at all.
This software can search on most of the major software download sites, list results, download the installer, and then launch it. After the installation finished, the installer will be deleted from the
When asked to preform a silent installation, the software will be able to identify the following major installation systems and initiate a silent installation:
The success of the silent installation will be determined by the installation processes exit code. All major installation systems return 0 when the installation was successful and +1 when the installation was cancelled by the user or failed due to some other reasons.
The software has minimal scripting-like features. You can create a new txt file and write a software name on each line. When this file is passed to the software, it will automatically try to install them.
If a line starts with
; it will be treated as a comment.
When a line starts with
>> a new group is created with that name, and any software below it will belong to that group.
After any software name, you can append some operators:
@_short_ operator will specify the software on which site to search for the software. You can specify more than one such operators separating them by a space.
^_regex_ operator will specify which link to select for download if a site offers multiple files for download (like Softpedia does). This operator's value will be compiled as a regular expression. The regular expression ends at the very first space, so if you want to match spaces in your regular expression, use
/soperator will force a software to install silently (if possible) even if silent installation is turned off.
/!soperator will force a software not to install silently even if silent installation is turned on.
; install the drivers strictly from FileHippo ATi Catalyst Vista 64 @fh Realtek High Definition Audio Vista 64 @fh ; install Tor with Vidalia from Softpedia Tor @sp ^vidalia ; install Secunia PSI strictly from Softpedia, CNET or SnapFiles Secunia Personal Software Inspector @sp @cn @sf ; get 64-bit Notepad2 from Softpedia Notepad2 @sp ^x64
To demonstrate how easy it is to install software with this utility, here's a list of supported software by some of the competitors:
; ; allmyapps list for RS Software Downloader ; http://allmyapps.com/instant-setup ; 2011-06-18 ; >> Video VLC media player K-Lite Codec Pack full Any Video Converter QuickTime Real Alternative Windows Media Player 11 Gom Player HandBrake Hulu Desktop DVD Flick >> Security Avira AntiVir Personal AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011 Microsoft Security Essentials Spybot Avast! Internet Security KeePass PeerGuardian Karen's Replicator Online Armor Spyware Terminator >> Communication Skype Facebook Desktop Google Talk Pidgin Thunderbird ManyCam Virtual Webcam Yahoo Messenger TweetDeck Microsoft Live Essentials 2011 >> Utilities CCleaner Google Earth 7-Zip Winrar CDBurnerXP TeraCopy Speed Fan Defraggler DisplayFusion Revo Uninstaller Recuva DVD Shrink TeamViewer PowerCmd Launchy UltraVNC Easeus Partition Master Home Edition Universal Extractor Everything TreeSize Free UltraSearch >> Web Firefox Google Chrome Opera Internet Explorer 8 Chromium Updater Internet Explorer 9 >> Office Adobe Reader Foxit Reader OpenOffice Dropbox Microsoft Office Word Viewer PDFCreator EverNote Dia Sumatra PDF Lingoes Sunbird LibreOffice Excel Viewer PicPick XMind >> Audio iTunes Virtual DJ Audacity Electronic Piano Spotify Songbird AIMP2 MusikCube CDex Doubletwist MediaMonkey Foobar2000 >> Development Notepad++ Java SE JRE Silverlight Putty Microsoft .NET Framework 4 WinSCP GTK+ Vim >> Imaging Picasa Paint.NET PhotoWipe Gimp PhotoFiltre Inkscape IrfanView Photo Story XnView Shape Collage FastStone Image Viewer Flickr Downloader
; ; FreeApps list for RS Software Downloader ; http://www.freenew.net/ ; 2011-06-18 ; >> Browsers Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Opera Safari >> COmmunications Skype Yahoo! Messenger Camfrog Video Chat Mozilla Thunderbird Windows Live Messenger 2009 Digsby Miranda IM Pidgin Google Talk >> Anti-Virus and Firewall AVG Free Anti-Virus Avast Antivirus Home Avira AntiVir Personal Microsoft Security Essentials ZoneAlarm >> Anti-Spyware Security 360 Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware SuperAntiSpyware Spybot - Search & Destroy HiJackThis Ad-Aware Free Anti-Malware >> System Utilities Advanced SystemCare Free Smart Defrag CCleaner Revo Uninstaller TeraCopy Glary Utilities IObit Uninstaller PC Wizard 2010 Defraggler Auslogics Belarc Launchy Recuva WinDirStat >> Office OpenOffice Adobe Reader CutePDF Writer Foxit Reader PrimoPDF AbiWord PDFCreator SumatraPDF FeedReader >> Audio and Video VLC Media Player Real Player Apple iTunes Hulu Desktop Winamp Audacity K-Lite Codec KMPlayer XMedia Recode GOM Player Spotify FLV player AIMP MediaMonkey Songbird VSO Image Resizer >> Imaging Paint.NET GIMP Picasa IrfanView FastStone Light Image Resizer Inkscape XnView Easy Photo Uploader >> CD and DVD Tools CDBurnerXP DAEMON Tools Lite ImgBurn Exact Audio Copy AnyDVD Free Rip MP3 idoo Free DVD Ripper HandBrake Easy MPEG >> Desktop Enhancement TimeLeft NoteZilla ObjectDock >> File Sharing and Transfer uTorrent FrostWire TeamViewer BitComet HJSplit eMule Vuze UltraVNC >> Compression and Backup WinRAR 7-Zip Dropbox PeaZip >> Runtimes and Drivers Flash Player 10 (Non IE) Flash Player 10 (IE) Microsoft Silverlight DirectX Microsoft Framework .NET 4 >> Benchmarking CPU-Z Speccy Sandra Lite 2011 >> Business Software Download Accelerator Plus Ultimate Business Plan Starter NolaPro OpenProj >> Developer Tools Notepad++ Python Filezilla PuTTY WinSCP >> Others Google Earth KeePass Password Safe Stellarium Steam Everything RealVNC Evernote DiskGetor Data Recovery Free
; ; Ninite list for RS Software Downloader ; http://ninite.com/ ; 2011-06-18 ; >> Web Browsers Chrome Safari Opera Firefox >> Messaging Skype Windows Live Messenger Pidgin Digsby Google Talk Thunderbird AIM Yahoo! Messenger >> Media iTunes Songbird Hulu VLC KMPlayer AIMP foobar2000 Winamp Audacity K-Lite Codecs GOM Spotify CCCP @ff @cn MediaMonkey QuickTime >> Runtimes Flash Player Non-IE Flash Player IE Java .NET Framework 4.0 Silverlight Air Shockwave >> Imaging Paint.NET Picasa GIMP IrfanView XnView Inkscape FastStone >> Documents Microsoft Office @sp OpenOffice Adobe Reader SumatraPDF Foxit Reader CutePDF LibreOffice PDFCreator >> Security Microsoft Security Essentials Avast Free Antivirus AVG Free Edition Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Ad-Aware Spybot SUPERAntiSpyware >> File Sharing uTorrent eMule >> Other Dropbox Evernote Google Earth Steam KeePass Everything Mozy >> Utilities TeamViewer ImgBurn CCleaner Auslogics Defraggler RealVNC TeraCopy CDBurnerXP Recuva TrueCrypt Revo Launchy Glary Speccy InfraRecorder >> Compression 7-Zip WinRAR >> Developer Tools Python FileZilla Notepad++ JDK WinSCP PuTTY Eclipse
These files were formatted to be compatible with RS Software Downloader; just download them and drag-and-drop them into the software's start page.
The software will search on the supported sites, select the best candidate and download it. [pic. 2-3]
If silent installation is turned on, the software will analyse the downloaded executable, determine the installation system and launch the file with the according arguments.
In this case the setup was created with NSIS, so the launched process is
KMPlayer-188.8.131.520.exe /S [pic. 4]