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From Marc Slemko <ma...@worldgate.com>
Subject Re: Windows installer (was Re: 1.3b5)
Date Sun, 22 Feb 1998 04:23:55 GMT
On Sat, 21 Feb 1998, Rodent of Unusual Size wrote:

> Paul Sutton wrote:
> > 
> > I think the binary for Win32 is vital, and keep going back to IS5 to
> > figure out how to do it properly and keep getting totally frustrated with
> > the program. The US should drop free IS5 packages onto Baghdad if they
> > want to frighten Saddam.
> 
> Thank you!  I needed that laugh, even though the other denizens of my
> home probably could have done without.
> 
> > Note the only thing we want the script in IS5 to do is to post-process the
> > dist config files to expand the @@ServerRoot@@ stuff, which we can do in a
> > DLL launched from any installer, and I've got a DLL for this which I can
> > contribute.
> 
> Well, we also want to be able to distinguish between "minimum" (no src,
> no htdocs), "normal" (htdocs but no src), and "full" (both htdocs and
> src) for the add-ons.  If, as seems to be the simplest method, these
> two add-ons are self-extracting ZIP files, the script needs to be
> able to fire them off.

The current IS5 installer can do this in itself by just adding the docs,
src, etc. trees to it.  It just means you have to drag them in fresh for
each release.


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