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From "William A. Rowe Jr." <>
Subject Re: Scripting for a windows installer
Date Tue, 31 Jul 2012 16:16:42 GMT
On 7/14/2012 4:20 AM, Eric Covener wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 13, 2012 at 10:31 PM, William A Rowe Jr <> wrote:
>> With 2.4... once we clear up the socket misbehavior in AcceptFilter none
>> node, its time to reinvent the msi installer.
>> First question before us is host scripting language.  One option is utf8
>> enabled awk and custom dll's as in the 2.2 package.
>> Another option with one downside is to script the install using PowerShell.
>> It was introduced to all installations in Vista and 2008 R2 server.  I dont
>> care about EOL'ed XP users needing to provision it, but what is the group
>> concensus about having 2008 (original release) users pre provision it?
>> WSH windows scripting host would be lovely if it spoke utf8, but as a
>> practical matter, support for utf8 is poor to nonexistant depending on what
>> you are trying to rewrite.  Powershell overcomes this defect.
> I think powershell is fair if we can bail out informatively on pre 2008 R2.
> What's the story with compilers?

My thought is for MSVStudio 10, unless 11 leaves beta/preview RSN.

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