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From Keegan Witt <keeganw...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: New Groovy Windows installer
Date Mon, 11 Feb 2019 02:26:09 GMT
Oh, one more item

   - Is 200 the installer version I should use?


On Sun, Feb 10, 2019 at 9:24 PM Keegan Witt <keeganwitt@gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm working on a new installer <https://github.com/keeganwitt/groovy-wix>
> for Windows using WIX <http://wixtoolset.org/> to create an MSI
> installer, which should be more robust for things like altering environment
> variables and make it easier to do corporate installations.
>
> I'm a total noob when it comes to Windows Installer and WIX, so I'm sure
> I've done some dumb things, but I hacked together a basic working installer
> this weekend.  I've put the initial version of the installer here
> <https://www.dropbox.com/sh/w2giakqb2jcc82e/AAB_gqvCvzOU1t-2dRlV4yBoa?dl=0>.
> Your feedback is appreciated.
>
> Some things I'm still thinking about or working on:
>
>    - The start menu shortcuts for documentation don't go into a
>    subfolder, I'm not sure why.
>    - Heat will generate new GUIDs for the binaries and docs folders every
>    time the project is built -- I'm not sure if that's the correct thing to do.
>    - Would you ever want to set GROOVY_HOME without adding to PATH?  Or
>    add to PATH without setting GROOVY_HOME?  Currently the installer groups
>    these together in a single feature.
>    - We should use registry entries to remember which features the user
>    selected to install, so those are automatically selected during upgrades.
>    - Desktop shortcuts.
>    - Quick launch shortcuts.  I don't think people use these much
>    anymore, but I can throw them in -- maybe disabled by default?
>    - Should I create an exe version of the installer as well as the msi?
>
> -Keegan
>

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