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Re: Windows Installer: -Feedback needed please

From: Jostein Christoffer Andersen <jostein_at_josander.net>
Date: 2002-07-30 20:56:13 CEST

On tirsdag 30 juli 2002, 19.45, Brent R. Matzelle wrote:
> > 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).
> For the server version yes, client version no. This is pretty
> standard for most installers and users will normally expect this.

Got it..

> > * 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.
> Including it is a must as the client and server require it.

I did not express my self good enough here, others have noticed this
(sendig private email to me) too, I hope this will clarify:

  - A minimum of Berkeley files are already installed by the
    current and previous Windows installers when the user
    choose not to install the Berkeley files and they will
    continue to be installed in future versions as far as I

> > * What about offering the person who are installing
> > subversion to download a rapidsvn package during
> > the installation (when it's ready)?
> When you make a release you should include all the tested binaries
> for that release version. Downloading the latest files is not a good
> idea because then you can no longer vouch that it all works together.
> Subversion contains many parts so that makes this even more
> important.
> Downloading requires a user to have internet access. You cannot
> assume that will always be the case.

Good points. I'm just a little bit worried that the distro will be a big
to a big monster to download. I guess that it's natural to let progs
like rapidsvn have its own installer.

Thanks for your feedback


Jostein Christoffer Andersen <jostein@josander.net>
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