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Version. 00.18

The Great Unattended Project

Official Project Site:

http://tgup.net
http://tgup.sourceforge.net

By Islam Adel (www.islamadel.com)


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Please Consider that by executing this Package you Agree to the Licence Agreement.

Please Read ALL of the Contents of the Readme carefully.

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Contents of Readme:

1. Licence Agreement
2. What is TGUP?
3. How it works? / How to Use?
4. Package contents
5. System Requirements
6. Advantages
7. Support
8. Version History

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1. Licence Agreement
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This utility is released as freeware for personal and non-commercial use.
You are allowed to freely distribute this utility via floppy disk,
CD-ROM, Internet, or in any other way, as long as you don't charge
anything for this. If you distribute this utility, you must include all
files in the distribution package, without any modification !
You may not sell your code or binary based of this project source without
authors permission.
The author isn't responsible for any kind of error or data loss which may
occur during usage.

All software in this package has been thoroughly tested and is believed to
perform as described. It is certified to have been free of viruses, trojans
and other malicious code when originally distributed by the author. You, the
user, are solely responsible for its usage, including, but not limited to,
scanning for viruses and trojans it may have acquired in the distribution
channels, determining its suitability for the intended use, backing up all
critical files before modifying them with it, and accepting any and all
consequences of its use. NEITHER THE AUTHOR NOR THE DISTRIBUTOR IS RESPON-
SIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, DIRECT OR INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHERWISE,
RESULTING FROM YOUR DECISION TO USE THIS SOFTWARE. YOU ACCEPT AND ASSUME
ALL RISKS OF USE.

All trademarks referenced herein are the properties of their respective
owners. Their mention herein shall not be construed to infer any association
with, endorsement by, or critique by this package or its author.

This product is provided ‘as is’ with no warranty of any kind.
The user assumes the risk of paying the entire cost of all necessary
servicing, repair or correction and any incidental or consequential
damages arising out of the use or the inability to use this product.
In no event will the author be liable for any such damages or costs,
even if the author has been advised of their possible occurrence. Use
of this product for any period of time constitutes your acceptance
of this agreement.

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2. What is TGUP ?
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TGUP refers to The Great Unattended Project.
TGUP is an executable Package that downloads and installs commonly-used freeware silently
in sequence and sorts them into the startmenu (without user interaction).
A manual selection of Applications is also possible.
TGUP is mainly based on the self-composed batch script that controls the Package contents.

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3. How it works? / How to Use?
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1. After TGUP is a executed, the package contents are extracted into the defualt Temp Folder.
2. TGUP compares available Applications on my server with those installed on your System.
3. WIHU is started, by default all not installed Applications on the system are selected.
4a. The Countdown begins, if no user intercation happens during the given time,
  WIHU continues to next installation step.
4b. If the user interacts by selecting or deselcting Applications from the WIHU Menu,
  the countdown stops. Thus The User has the ability to make manual selections.
5. At the next installation step, the latest versions of the selected Applications are downloaded
  from their official servers and are then installed silently on the system.
6. The Applications are sorted into different Categories into the Startmenu.
7. Finally CleanUp begins deleting the Temp Folder again.
  Please Notice that CleanUp is not an Application,
  it will just empty your Temp Folder again after the installation is finished,
  so please keep it selected.

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4. Package Contents
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Please consider that all of the Package contents are licenced as Freeware and by using this Package
you definetly agree to each of their Terms and Licences.
Please Read the Licence Agreement.
For more Information concernig the included Applications follow the mentioned URLs below.

- The TGUP Self-Made Batch Script.
  http://tgup.sourceforge.net

- WIHU (Windows Installation Helper Utility)
  http://www.kalytta.com/wihu.php

- WGET 
  http://www.gnu.org/software/wget/

- CLInstalled
  http://wettberg.home.texas.net/freeware.htm

- Aria2
  http://aria2.sourceforge.net/

I have contacted all of the Developers of the included applicaions in my Package
and received their clear Agreement to include them.

Great Thanks to:

- SourceForge
- MSFN
- WIHU Developers
- GNU Project
- German n-Lite
- Steven Wettberg
- Bob Ferguson

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5. System Requirements
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- Active Internet Connection
- Firewall exceptions for the Package contents
- Windows 2000/XP English or German (at least these have been tested)
- Minimum Requirements of each of the selected Applications:
  Please Obtain them from the Official Sites before installing.
- Enough Free space to allow downloading and installing of Applications.

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6. Advantages
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- TGUP is full Unattended and no user interaction is required.
- It saves a lot of Time, especially when you have to install many Applications
  on several PCs.
- It is a Freeware.
- You get the latest Versions of the Applications.

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7. Support
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http://tgup.net
http://sourceforge.net/forum/?group_id=177037
http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=79215

Run TGUP with /h switch

eg. tgup.exe /h

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8. Version History
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00.14 12-Aug-2006 First Official Version.
00.15 31-Aug-2006 removed some Commands from Package.
00.16 10-Sep-2006 Spaces in Application Names possible
00.17 11-Jan-2007 Auto-update function and switches
00.18 12-Jul-2009 Proxy Support

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PS: Please keep TGUP up-to-Date

Author Of TGUP,
Islam Adel


Thanks

  • SourceForge
  • MSFN
  • WIHU Developers
  • GNU Project
  • German n-Lite
  • Steven Wettberg
  • Bob Ferguson
  • Tatsuhiro Tsujikawa
  • Everybody who suggested Features
  • Everybody who uses TGUP