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Refresh of Installation Container to Update Contents

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000112229D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 34K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

McGuill III, AL: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method of allowing users to update the contents of an installation container with a new set of available products. In designing the installation for a "family" of products (reference related disclosure entitled "Use of Containers for Installing/Removing Products"), a way was needed to allow the user to populate the "available" container with a set of new products from the product family when the user had completed installation of one set of products.

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Refresh of Installation Container to Update Contents

      Disclosed is a method of allowing users to update the contents
of an installation container with a new set of available products.
In designing the installation for a "family" of products (reference
related disclosure entitled "Use of Containers for
Installing/Removing Products"), a way was needed to allow the user to
populate the "available" container with a set of new products from
the product family when the user had completed installation of one
set of products.

      The goal was to provide the user with a simple method to
continue the installation process once they were finished installing
one set of products from one set of media.  Once the user is finished
with the first set, they are presented with a window asking them for
the media source for the next set of products.  After typing or
selecting the source and selecting the OK button, the "available"
container is repopulated with the new products that were found on the
source.  The user may then continue with installation and then repeat
this process if needed until all desired products have been
installed.

This concept is unique in the following ways:

o   It provides for installation from multiple types of physical
    media.

o   It provides an easy, consistent flow through the installation
    process of multiple products.

o   It provides an easy method whereby the user does not have to exit
    the installation program to initia...