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Re: Win32 installer - Wich direction?

From: Florian Schulze <florian.proff.schulze_at_gmx.net>
Date: 2003-07-11 21:42:08 CEST

On Fri, 11 Jul 2003 21:09:43 +0200, Jostein Christoffer Andersen
<jostein@josander.net> wrote:

> Hi everybody!
> A lot of things have happend with Subversion since the installer joined
> the project and I think that it's time to sit back and think about what
> the installer should do.
> After some thinking and looking at the mailing list over time, I think
> that the installer should do the following stuff:
> * Install the basic binaries provided in the file svn-win32-x.xx.x.zip
> found at:
> http://subversion.tigris.org/servlets/ProjectDocumentList?folderID=91.
> * Take care of related tasks if an existing Subversion repository are
> incompatible with the Subversion the user are about to install.

What do you mean by that? dump/load existing repositories? how do you
detect them. A notice when one has to take care of such things before
installing would be a start.

> * Detect stop/start Apache service during installation (on my ToDo list).
> * Offering to download system files (shfolder.dll and MS C Runtime
> files) needed by Subversion if they are not present during install-
> ation (on my ToDo list).

Maybe search in the installers directory if the user already downloaded the
installers for them.

> * Checking that the minimum required version of Apache are installed if
> needed.
> * Compile and include the Subversion book as an HTML help file (as it's
> done now).

It would be nice if searching could be enabled.

> * Provide the user with all needed links if he/she want developer related
> files (svn-win32-x.xx.x_python.zip db-4.0.14-win32.zip etc.) from
> the start menu (or from a HTML document from the start menu).
> * Any reasonable suggestion _you_ have.
> Please, share your thoughs with me on this mailing list so I can think
> about this during my vacation (I have 3 weeks from this Monday).
> I have some free days when I'm coming back so I can work effective on the
> installer.
> What do you think?

It already works quite well for me.

> Jostein


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