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From Eric Covener <>
Subject Re: Scripting for a windows installer
Date Sat, 14 Jul 2012 11:20:09 GMT
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?

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