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Re: [TSVN] Building, part 2

From: SteveKing <steveking_at_gmx.ch>
Date: 2005-07-28 18:34:33 CEST

Peter Mounce wrote:

> Hm. Two blue screens later, perhaps I'll actually get to finish what I
> wanted to write but forgot for my initial reply.

Blue screens? How did that happen?

> Are you aware that WiX has an XML-based localization mechanism? You'll
> have to read about it at
> http://www.tramontana.co.hu/wix/lesson2.html#2.3, but it could be
> applicable to both the main package and the language packs (which could
> be distributed as MSIs instead of NSIS setups, if the whim took us...).

Looks interesting! The localization is definitely something we could do.

As for having the language packs use msi instead of NSIS, there might be
a few problems:
currently, the language packs are just 'copied' to the required
location. No 'uninstall' information is stored in the system at all. So
when you upgrade TSVN, the msi just removes any language dll's it finds.
If we'd use msi for the language packs too, the main installer would
have to actually uninstall all language packs before upgrading itself.
I don't know if that's possible.

Stefan

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