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Old 09-27-10, 02:25 PM
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Originally Posted by mollusk View Post
Any "prop heads" in here ever use Windows Installer from the developer end? It looks easy enough, but am I fooling myself?
I haven't done any wix/msi(?) development, but I've been exposed to enough to know that it can get pretty complicated...

For simple stuff it should be straightforward, pick your binaries, install path, reg keys, and go.
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Old 09-27-10, 02:26 PM
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they messed up the nose bit, but still funny.
When you have a witch hunt you always have to find a witch. The fact that there is a way to not be a witch is a flaw in the logic.
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Old 09-27-10, 02:30 PM
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Originally Posted by mattm View Post
I haven't done any wix/msi(?) development, but I've been exposed to enough to know that it can get pretty complicated...

For simple stuff it should be straightforward, pick your binaries, install path, reg keys, and go.
+1. If you keep it simple it's easy to use.
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Old 09-27-10, 02:40 PM
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Originally Posted by mollusk View Post
When you have a witch hunt you always have to find a witch. The fact that there is a way to not be a witch is a flaw in the logic.
she ended up being a witch anyway, so does it really matter?
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Old 09-27-10, 02:41 PM
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Old 09-27-10, 02:51 PM
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Originally Posted by mattm View Post
I haven't done any wix/msi(?) development, but I've been exposed to enough to know that it can get pretty complicated...

For simple stuff it should be straightforward, pick your binaries, install path, reg keys, and go.
I am worried about a couple of things.

There are about 6 different things to be installed and each one will require a test to see if they are already installed. To muck it up there may be newer versions of some that are incompatible with other things that need the older versions or they will not work. I would then have to force an uninstall of the newer versions and install the older ones. I'm guessing that I can "flag" this and give the user a choice. In such a case I would recommend that they install on a different machine and abort the installation but give the option to proceed.

And one of the installs requires two "exe" calls. The first one puts all the files into the right places (kind of an unzip deluxe) and the second calls an exe file that was just created and does the actual installation. Kind of weird.

I kind of want my fingers in this pie mostly because I can then create an iso image of an installation cd for my grad class and I will no longer have to deal with all of the "It doesn't work for me" problems with students that didn't follow directions.
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Old 09-27-10, 03:04 PM
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Old 09-27-10, 03:06 PM
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@mollusk: Are you using an IDE (e.g. Visual Studio) to make the installer, or something else?

Via the VS IDE it should be pretty straight-forward, including custom exe file calls, upgrades, etc.
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Originally Posted by mollusk View Post
Any "prop heads" in here ever use Windows Installer from the developer end? It looks easy enough, but am I fooling myself?
I'm lucky to have been shielded from installers so far
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Old 09-27-10, 03:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Flatballer View Post
she ended up being a witch anyway, so does it really matter?
What if she hadn't weighed the same as a duck? Then what?

Of course there are the perpetual witch hunts. Those are "the best". The "boogie man" that is always there, but never found or completely eradicated, can be quite profitable to those exhorting the mob. "Communists in our midst" in the 1950's is an example. Current versions are left as an exercise. (It is an easy exercise, but not for this forum.)
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Old 09-27-10, 03:09 PM
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I'm slowly giving up...

On actually coming back and racing.

Had a docs apt today for the knee. First off, I thought the doc was a prick because he wouldn't even look at my shoulder even though I told them before the appointment that I had been having shoulder issues which were part of the referral. Told me I'd have to make another appointment. Whatever.

Anyway, they took the xrays the