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From Randy Terbush <ra...@Covalent.NET>
Subject Re: Windows installer (was Re: 1.3b5)
Date Sat, 21 Feb 1998 21:24:20 GMT
This all makes sense Paul. What do we need to do to get IS2?

Paul Sutton <paul@c2.net> writes:
> On Sat, 21 Feb 1998, Ben Laurie wrote:
> > Randy Terbush wrote:
> > > Ben Laurie <ben@algroup.co.uk> writes:
> > > > Marc Slemko wrote:
> > > > > > Which brings up the question. Where are the InstallShield files?
> > > > >
> > > > > I think there is something (perhaps old?) on dev.apache.org somewhere,
but
> > > > > I don't think they are necessarily in a form that can be built as
is and
> > > > > you need to know what is going on to try to make a better build.
> > > >
> > > > They are still up-to-date as far as I am concerned. I can probably build
> > > > an installer over the w/e, if I have to.
> > > 
> > > Can someone get to me what needs to be done to create this? I'm getting
> > > nailed with "where is the win32 binary" messages.
> > 
> > Urg. You just build a release, in the usual way, with IS5, then package
> > it up with PackageForTheWeb. Of course, you need IS5 and PFTW to do
> > this!
> 
> ... but first you need to change all the paths to the files to the ones on
> your local system. Or put the files where IS5 expects them (some on C:,
> D: and E:, I think when I tried to do this). 
> 
> 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.
> 
> Anyway, I still think we should move to IS2. It is still an evil program,
> but it is less evil because it costs less and stores its configuration in
> a single file which we can process through sed to update the paths to
> local systems. Also it doesn't use an install script, so is much simpler
> to use and doesn't tie our build into the proprietary IS5 script system.
> 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. Finally IS2 builds a proper single-file install program that
> behaves just like a disk-based install, without the "Package for the Web"
> weird wrapper that IS5 uses.
> 
> //pcs

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