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0001728OpenMPTGeneralpublic2023-09-11 22:25
ReporterSaga Musix Assigned To 
PrioritynormalSeverityminorReproducibilityhave not tried
Status newResolutionopen 
Summary0001728: Rewrite portable updater in another language

According to it appears that the VBScript interpreter has become an optional component in Windows 11. From my understanding, it will still be installed by default, but it is possible for individual users to uninstall the interpreter, which would break the OpenMPT update mechanism for portable versions.

If it's true that it will still be installed by default on all Windows 11 installations, there is no urgency in this, but I think we should explore potential alternatives.

  • If JScript is not affected, this might be the most portable solution as it is supported by very old Windows versions
  • Otherwise PowerShell might be a viable alternative (though according to the screenshot in that article, it is also an optional component, though probably a less likely one to be uninstalled)
  • If none of these are viable, maybe a small companion exe could be used.
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2023-09-11 17:22 Saga Musix New Issue
2023-09-11 22:25 Saga Musix Description Updated