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From sameer <sam...@c2.net>
Subject Re: windows install sheild
Date Thu, 20 Nov 1997 20:22:57 GMT
	We're going to buy installshield here at C2 and take a whack at
maintaining the Apache Win32 installshield stuff. That may help so
that Ben can concentrate on code issues.

> InstallShield is real pain in the ass, but IMHO its the best thing out
> there.  Its also what most of the users are used to seeing, so that makes it
> worth it as well ;)  I've spent a lot of time with InstallShield (I wrote
> the install program for NetTracker
> (http://www.sane.com/products/NetTracker), so if you have any questions I'd
> be happy to try to help.
> 
> -Frank
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ben Laurie <ben@algroup.co.uk>
> To: new-httpd@apache.org <new-httpd@apache.org>
> Date: Thursday, November 20, 1997 3:10 PM
> Subject: Re: windows install sheild
> 
> 
> >sameer wrote:
> >>
> >>         Can you make the installsheild pop up a readme? It's very
> >> confusing for the installsheild to just quit at the end. I think it
> >> doesn't need to be complex.. here's a draft:
> >>
> >> Thanks for trying Apache 1.3b3 for Win32!
> >>
> >> Now that Apache is installed, you can start it by going into the
> >> program group and just clicking on Apache. If you'd like to install
> >> Apache as a service on NT, start up the commandline and run:
> >>
> >> D:\Program Files\Apache> apache -d "D:\Program Files\Apache" -i
> >>
> >> Thanks for using Apache!
> >
> >This is hardly the moment to bring this up.
> >
> >>         Also did you stick in a populated htdocs and icons directories?
> >
> >Or this (and no, I didn't).
> >
> >BTW, I'm quite happy to consider alternatives to InstallShield, if
> >anyone's got any suggestions (I know there were some a while back). I'm
> >getting quite tired of spending development time on what should be
> >completely bleedin' trivial. Also, it doesn't look like its going to be
> >easy to maintain, or to automate (the creation of the binary, that is).
> >
> >Cheers,
> >
> >Ben.
> >
> >--
> >Ben Laurie            |Phone: +44 (181) 735 0686|Apache Group member
> >Freelance Consultant  |Fax:   +44 (181) 735 0689|http://www.apache.org
> >and Technical Director|Email: ben@algroup.co.uk |Apache-SSL author
> >A.L. Digital Ltd,     |http://www.algroup.co.uk/Apache-SSL
> >London, England.      |"Apache: TDG" http://www.ora.com/catalog/apache
> >
> 


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