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sangsang90
sangsang90
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22/05/2020
sangsang90
sangsang90
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In recent Build event, MS introduce their native and open package manager.
I would like to raise awareness about it.
First, I think we could add SyMenu into their manifest and more users for the app
I think we could hook into their package manifest here or auto pull into SPS package
From their introduction, each package per pull request would be checked by Window Smartcheck for treat
And we could take a peak in winget if there anything we could reuse
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sangsang90
sangsang90
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22/05/2020
sangsang90
sangsang90
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Also I think I prefer Symenu GUI compare to list of commands
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Gianluca
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23/05/2020
Gianluca
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MS does not conceive something like program portability because program portability is evil smile
Imagine the IT manager of your office or school who is not able to control what you are executing in his machines...
it's a nightmare for him.
And MS is still extremely devoted to the businness/school environments needs, even in a period when they are opening their codes, they are supporting open source projects and communities, they are even opening up to Linux....
Even today a project like SyMenu, that is able to create a portable environment regardless the hosting PC policies, is the enemy.

And in fact if you check the Windows Package Manager yaml documentation you can read this:
InstallerType: string # enumeration of supported installer types (exe, msi, msix)If you don't include zip, rar, 7zip, it means you are sending a clear message to the world.

Anyway, since SyMenu has got an exe installer (it's not a true installer, it's a 7zip solid package) we can do an attempt to add a manifest for it and we'll see.
The SyMenu exe package doesn't add itself to the Windows Start menu and to the Control Panel Program removal snippet, so I fear it'll be rejected but who cares...
I compiled a manifest file that you can find below.
I can't assure it's perfect but it can be a good point to start.

Is there someone who can take care of it?
I have no time to check the MS Code of Conduct, the contributing guidelines, respond to PR and so on. If anyone is willing to help we can try it.


Id: UGMFree.SyMenu
Name: SyMenu
Version: 6.11.7419
Publisher: UGMFree
Author: UGMFree
License: Copyright UGMFree
LicenseUrl: https://www.ugmfree.it/SyMenuManual.aspx#Licence
MinOSVersion: 10.0.0.0
Homepage: https://www.ugmfree.it
Description: A portable menu launcher and a Start Menu replacer that is even able to automatically index any application installed on the host pc. It's integrated with a large suite of freeware programs.
Tags: "SyMenu,freeware,portable,start menu"
InstallerType: exe
Installers:
- Arch: x64, x86
Url: https://www.ugmfree.it/Download/SyMenu/SyMenuPackage.exe
Sha256: C7D1B5ADAFD55E096A86CEFA19C7CAB821C864AFC6D463B474DD50105FD8C174
Switches:
Silent: -o[destinationPath] -y
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