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Old 01-13-2019, 05:05 PM   #723
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I would love to add my Ultraschall-API to ReaPack and I have some questions about adding my own github-repo to the ReaPack-Package-Manager and I hope, you can help.

First some general questions about it:
1. I intend to add at some point an extension-plugin, like the JS-plugin or SWS. As far as I understood, the JS-plugin can be installed via ReaPack. How does it do it? Can ReaPack unregister the plugin and runtime, install the new version and reregister it?
I tried to remove an old version of a plugin to install a new one while Reaper is running with a restart of Reaper after installation, but Reaper "blocks" the plugin by accessing it while it runs(which is logical, as Reaper is using it).
I wonder now, how ReaPack does this for the JS-Plugin?

2. I would need to install my API into the UserPlugins-folder, not the scripts-folder. Does the ReaPack-manager allow me to do that?

Now some questions about the process of adding my repo:
1. Is there a full explanation, how to do that? Some kind of manual? I just found one X-Raym wrote, but it is some time since he wrote it, so I guess, some information is outdated.

2. I read somewhere, that there's a tool, that creates the .xml-file needed by ReaPack, but where can I find it? I found on the ReaPack-site( only a way to add files to the official ReaPack-repo.
Even though this would be possible to do, it would be too impractical, as I add bugfixes quite often and don't want to upload it every few days to the ReaPack-repo, but rather add my own repo instead.
Where can I find that tool and a manual to use it? And does it support a complex folder-structure with dozens of files as well?

Hope, you can help me with that.
Cheers and great work on the Package-Manager. It's one of the tools I thought "this is fantastic" the first time I ran it
Ultraschall-API - a Lua-functions-library4Reaper:
Reaper Internals - Developerdocs4Reaper:
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