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From Christopher Schultz <ch...@christopherschultz.net>
Subject Installed - NSIS vs MSI
Date Fri, 12 Oct 2018 18:04:22 GMT
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All,

Does anyone know why we are continuing to use Nullsoft's installer[1]
to build Tomcat installers for Windows? It looks like Microsoft's
MSI[2] is supported down to Windows 7, which is the latest supported
version of their own OSs. Is "backward-compatibility" the only reason
to stick with NSIS for now? Or in the past?

I'm asking because Mark and I were talking about building a release on
Macos, and he said it wasn't possible because something in NSIS
doesn't play well with Wine[3] (the non-emulator for Windows on
non-Windows platforms). Well, if NSIS doesn't play well with Wine,
maybe we should take a look at MSI packages instead.

Thanks,
- -chris

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nullsoft_Scriptable_Install_System
[2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Installer
[3] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wine_(software)
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