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Re: [TSVN] Building, part 2

From: Peter Mounce <pete_at_molehole.org>
Date: 2005-07-28 18:24:50 CEST

SteveKing wrote:
> Peter Mounce wrote:
>> Nads. Maybe. I doubt you'd thank me for suggesting a cygwin bash
>> script or MSBuild, and thus introducing those as dependencies, right?
>> ;-)
> Well, using MSBuild isn't a real option right now, because that requires
> VS.NET2005 (or is it available for download??).
> And I won't even comment on cygwin ;)
>> If issues could be put in the tracker for similar bite-sized tasks,
>> though, we might find that random people come along and have a crack
>> at them - currently, unless one uses TSVN or tracks the lists, one
>> doesn't get much of a hint about that sort of thing.
> Good idea. I'll add it to the issuetracker then...
>> No need - I can check the UI using the MS Platform SDK's Orca tool -
>> it has a dialog preview. I might re-evaluate that once I've seen how
>> long MakeMsi.bat takes to run, though. We'll see.
> But doesn't that show only the UI itself? Not how it 'works' when you
> run the installer?

True. To be honest, I wanted to ask about the UI itself anyway. I have
a framework (well, the WiX community) for a "standard" setup package,
that I could customise (ie, add in the bits that TSVN's setup currently
requires, like the custom actions for showing/hiding the changelog, the
launch conditions, and others) to fit TSVN, rather than patching TSVN's
dark'd current setup package.

I suspect it would take roughly the same time, but I think I would be
more comfortable maintaining something based on the "standard skeleton"
(that's what I've worked on before). The other advantage is that it
comes with a working progress indicator plus text for that, for free.


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