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Re: Windows Installer: -Feedback needed please

From: Jostein Christoffer Andersen <jostein_at_josander.net>
Date: 2002-07-30 13:53:28 CEST

On tirsdag 30 juli 2002, 13.05, Barry Scott wrote:
> Suggestion: You need two kits.
> 1) Server kit
> This is reasonable to require admin priv and use HKLM
> This will need DB4
> Probable contains the client kit.
> 2) Client kit
> If you have admin priv then install for all users
> Otherwise install for the current user only.
> No DB4 required.

Might be a good idea. I need more feedback on this one.

> The issue with GUI clients and other tools is finding where
> SVN is installed. Its then easy to check version info.
> Your registry keys do not help me find SVN.EXE or the Swig'ed
> wrappers. It's not always possible to rely on tools being on
> the PATH.

How about adding this?:
 HK??/Software/Tigris.org/Subversion|Path "F:\Develop\subversion"

I should have done this anyway.

> Maybe you need a convention of placing the location of SVN and
> another info, like version in HLKM if you can otherwise in HKCU.
> Tools then can search HKCU before HKLM to find the SVN data.
> (This would also allow a devo to override the HKLM data to test
> a new version without trashing the install.)

Consider it as done, good idea.

> Which installer are you using? I have used InstallShield a

I'm using INNO with help from Bjørnar Henden's ISTool. I might use the
ISX ("My Inno Setup Extentions") on the next release.

Thanks for your feedback :-)


Jostein Christoffer Andersen <jostein@josander.net>
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