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Windows Installer: -Feedback needed please

From: Jostein Christoffer Andersen <jostein_at_josander.net>
Date: 2002-07-30 09:23:52 CEST


I want some input and thoughs about how things should be done with the
Windows installer, it's not wise to let one person (me) decide how
things should be done and things can allways be better.

The Subversion project are getting bigger and many third party packages
are required.
The Subversion project itself have a new family member (rapidsvn) and
will probably continue to be bigger.

I have some points that I feel that need feedback and you may have other
issues to:

  * Should Subversion for Windows require Administrative
    privileges (NT versions)? Right now, the installer puts
    the following strings in the registrey:
      HKLM/Software/Tigris.org/Subversion|Revision: "2667"
      HKLM/Software/Tigris.org/Subversion|Version: "0.14.0"
    I have done this for future use (for gui clients etc).
  * Should I exclude the Berkeley DB from the installer?
    It is possible to download it from within the installer
    while installing Subversion for Windows. In that case,
    it may be good to make a Windows installer for Berkeley.
  * What about offering the person who are installing
    subversion to download a rapidsvn package during
    the installation (when it's ready)?

If we are offering the users to download packages during the
installation, then the Berkeley package (and others) must be aviable
with other filenames, making sure that the latest versions are aviable
for the installer.
This should be possible by symlinking the packages to db-latest.zip,
rapidsvn-latest.exe on a FTP server
The installer can fetch files via HTTP and FTP.

Any comments are welcome.



Jostein Christoffer Andersen <jostein@josander.net>
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