For those of you using the multi install component on a site that runs on a Windows server, you may have run into the message, "The file did not unzip properly". This error occurs due to the fact that the PHP class ZipArchive cannot open files stored in the C:\Windows\Temp directory. This is because the php process runs as a IUSR_XXXX user and it doesn't have the correct permissions to access the file.
Multi Install Update v1.0.4Written by chris
I have just updated the Multi Install component so that you can now use it to install your packages from a URL. This means that you simply need to link to a zip file somewhere on the web and let the component unpack and install all of the packages that are contained within it. This functionality mirrors that of the default Joomla installer and I have to admit, I did make use of it's logic and functions!
When setting up a Joomla site you will often find yourself installing the same extensions over and over again. These may be CCKs like K2 and FlexiContent or simple plugins that add essential features to your site like the Google Analytics tracking tags. Whatever the purpose of the extension you can be guaranteed that you are going to be installing it each time you set up a site, as it has probably become an essential part of your Joomla kit.