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Lack of interest Standardise an instal package of addon

Whether it is necessary to standardise packages of installation of addons, localisations, styles

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Please, standardise an install package of addon. For example:

\ - root
\package.info - description of package
\package.list - list of installation folders with files
\xml - folder for xml's files (addon, localization, etc.)
\xml\package.xml - installation file of addon
\xml\de.xml - German localization
\xml\ru.xml - Russian localization
\folder_of_addon - addon's folder in library/
\folder_of_addon\... - addon's files
\js\folder_of_addon - addon's folder in js/
\js\folder_of_addon\... - javascript addon's files
Package: my_addon - addon's id (short name of addon and usually the folder name in library)
Version: 1.0b - addon's version (same, as in xml file for installation)
XenForo: 1.1.2 - minimal version of XenForo for work
Author: mynick - author of addon
Section: admin - section where addon is applied
Depends: addon1 (>=0.2)| addon2 (>=3.3a) - dependences with versions
Homepage: http://www.xenforo.com/community/threads/222
Localization: de (1.1) | ru (1.2)
Description: My cool addon
This addon is for example
Other description
The announce or the short description of addition
28b97f43827e7b1f68f00e32016f2502  library/my_addon/Listener.php
363d2ee816ea445bab219606af6ebf71  library/my_addon/Model/Addon.php
e6c52a4ab8187de8c4e0a9e81aa30b11  library/my_addon/ControllerAdmin/Template.php
876002584d8767dd715a53b449390a89  js/my_addon/addon_javascript.js
28b97f43827e7b1f68f00e32016f2502 and over - md5 hash
It will allow to realise following possibilities:
1. Automatic installation of addon.
2. An automatic choice and installation of necessary addons.
3. Automatic installation of localisations.
4. Automatic check and installation of updatings.
5. Automatic parse for the Resource Manager.
6. Automatic uninstall addon.
7. Integration of installed forum and official Resource Manager.

Probably, there will be other variants of such package. But, believe, it is necessary. Already now it is the extremely inconvenient to trace updatings.
Also installation of addons on one occurs slowly enough whereas installation simultaneously several addons can essentially reduce time.


Active member
This feature is really needed, because each author of the addon generates its own archive, which is not always clear what should be loaded.