Ketarin: Keep your setup packages up-to-date

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by rendez2k, Mar 16, 2009.

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  1. rendez2k

    rendez2k Registered Member

    Found this yesterday ( - its a little package that downloads and installs software updates, and works with filehippo (which I never realised was so rubbish!!). Worked well in my initial tests.
  2. MerleOne

    MerleOne Registered Member

    I think it requires .NET2 ?
  3. zapjb

    zapjb Registered Member


    Keep your setup packages up-to-date...
    What is it all about?

    Ketarin is a small application which automatically updates setup packages. As opposed to other tools, Ketarin is not meant to keep your system up-to-date, but rather to maintain a compilation of all important setup packages which can then be burned to disc or put on a USB stick.

    I created this application, because I couldn't find something like it when I needed such a functionality. Since I don't want my efforts go to waste, I decided to release it to the public. Ketarin is open source, so you can also extend its functionality to fit your needs (just note that you may not use the icons that ship with it freely as well). I'd also appreciate source code contributions. Ketarin is written in C#, for the .NET Framework 2.0 and uses SQLite as database engine.
    How does it work?

    Basically, it monitors the content of web pages for changes and downloads files to a specified location. There is a tutorial explaining it all. Currently, you can either rely on a service based on FileHippo, or you can define your own rules, even using regular expressions (for advanced users). A similar application, for monitoring web pages, is Webmon and has sometimes served as guide.

    Does not install the updates.
  4. zapjb

    zapjb Registered Member

    I use: Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI)

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