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From "William A. Rowe Jr." <wr...@rowe-clan.net>
Subject Re: Binary windows 2.4.x distribution
Date Tue, 21 Feb 2012 09:06:21 GMT
On 2/21/2012 2:58 AM, William A. Rowe Jr. wrote:
> A couple of thoughts really quick, and we'll take this to the
> packagers@ list because I think it is a better fit to that list
> (lots of arcane windows details that might actually be interesting
> to .depot/.pkg/.rpm maintainers)...
> 
>  1. Base on now-current Studio 2010 SP1.  Because anything else
>     now seems silly with free express editions.
> 
>  2. Replace IS gunk with wix, because wix is free (and goodness).
> 
>  3. Upgradable from the first incremental release, because the whole
>     uninstall/reinstall dance sucks.
> 
>  4. Incorporate soon-current lua/pcre/expat/zlib/OpenSSL, although
>     several of these are right now in beta, and we should start
>     shipping once those are released (and get stuck with them for
>     a few years).

I had missed 5. sorry...

 5. Install conf/ log/ htdocs/ et al OUTSIDE of C:\Program Files[ (x86)]\

I think 5. is most critical.  We are overdue to move this to AppData.
It isn't trivial but I don't want 'us' to be stuck explaining UAC issues
for the next 10 yrs.




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