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Re: ? How is the ShellExt Registered (Manual Installation)

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2008 18:19:24 +0100

Alec S. wrote:
> On Mar 17, 12:07 pm, Alf Christophersen
> <alf.christopher..._at_medisin.uio.no> wrote:
>> And what do you do when uninstalling the application by removing just the folder and leave the registry full of crap?
>
> regedit /s uninstall.reg

Great! You just broke every application that requires *one* (or more)
components of the application you just uninstalled.

> I don't like installer in general; I didn't complain about MSI
> specifically, but now that you mention it, MSIs get copied into the
> \Windows\Installer for starters. I am quite familiar with the term DLL-
> Hell and have experienced a slight version of it with one or two files
> over the--many--years.

Only a part gets copied there, and that part is required for "repair
application".

>> Why would someone want to do all the registering manually? That's like
>> copying a picture by drawing it again instead of using a copy machine.
>
> Control, security. Try getting the government (or even corporations)
> to use software that they cannot trace and control every component of.
> That's why Easter Eggs have been banned in all government software.

That's why there's open-source, where you can trace *everything* (try
that with a commercial application).

>>> I really don't see why TortoiseSVN is so uptight in its installation.
>> Because *we* have to deal with all the issues users get if the installation goes wrong.
>
> That's understandable, I just wonder why the devs of so many other
> apps can release installer-free versions.

Because they're simple apps which don't require registering with the shell?

Stefan

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