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From "John R. O'Brien" <obr...@UU.NET>
Subject Re: got the license for InstallShield
Date Mon, 11 Aug 1997 20:47:18 GMT

If I may offer some unsolicited advice on your NT installation program.  I
strongly urge you to look at Wise Installation System from Great Lakes
Business Systems, this is a superior product to
InstallShield, it is available from for $169.00.

This product will allow you to have an Excellent working installation
program in about an hour having no previous experience using the product.  

InstallShield is a vulnerable product, the scripting language that lets you
setup the install scripts is a pain in the ass on a good day.  Wise has
simply a GUI that lets you pick what directories to create and install to
and then what files to take from your hard disk.

If you are willing to spend much less to get the Wise product $169 vs. $795
for InstallShield, I think you will agree after using it that is a superior
product.  I have experience using both products and I prefer Wise.


> From: Francois Beauregard <>
> To:
> Subject: Re: got the license for InstallShield
> Date: Monday, August 11, 1997 4:16 PM
> At 15:29 97-08-11 +0100, you wrote:
> >Francois Beauregard wrote:
> >> 
> >> And to force you to upgrade your NT, thus fetching some more cash from
> >> wallet... but then you need to upgrade other software who are now
> >> incompatible with the new DLL installed.... so the wheel turn and MS
> >> richer.... and us poorer ;-)
> >> 
> >> We got to a stunning conclusion not long ago...  Link everything in
> >> using DLL and your code will probably be a couple of hundred K
> >> but it will run on all version from the one you compiled up...  and
> >> don't risk any "incompatible" calls that generate GPFs...
> >
> >There's just one problem with this theory: it doesn't work. Unless we
> >link with DLLs, some things in modules fail mysteriously.
> ?????
> I did used this technique more then once... I managed to build the first
> working DNS under NT and I'm currently supporting 3.51 and 4.0 under
> multiple platform...
> If you could tell me what "fails" exactly, I might try to see if I can
> what's wrong with that...
> Sincerely
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> Francois Beauregard
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