6.4. T-APP Application Description (TAD) format.

T-APP Application Description (TAD) format is an extension of PAD format.
It allows to specify silent or unattended installation instructions

Current version supports

  1. MSI
  2. command line directives
  3. TAP files.

Specification

The following xml tags should be presented in PAD file.

<PMA>
    <PMA_Extension_Version>1</PMA_Extension_Version>
    <PMA_Silent_Install>
     <Type>MSI | CMD | TAP | ZIP</Type>
      <CmdLine>app.exe </CmdLine>
    </PMA_Silent_Install>
  </PMA>

Examples

  • 7-Zip TAD extension
<PMA>
    <PMA_Extension_Version>1</PMA_Extension_Version>
    <PMA_Silent_Install>
     <Type>MSI</Type>
      <CmdLine>app.msi</CmdLine>
    </PMA_Silent_Install>
  </PMA>
  • IrfanView
<PMA>
    <PMA_Extension_Version>1</PMA_Extension_Version>
    <PMA_Silent_Install>
     <Type>CMD</Type>
      <CmdLine>app.exe /silent</CmdLine>
    </PMA_Silent_Install>
  </PMA>
  • Opera 16.0.11 
<PMA>
    <PMA_Extension_Version>1</PMA_Extension_Version>
    <PMA_Silent_Install>
     <Type>CMD</Type>
      <CmdLine>app.exe /silent /launchopera 0 /desktopshortcut 1 /quicklaunchshortcut 0 /setdefaultbrowser 0 /allusers</CmdLine>
    </PMA_Silent_Install>
</PMA>

Note: ZIP type is the same as CMD type, but firstly PickMeApp unpacks the downloaded package.  <CmdLine> should point to the exact name of the executable.