Installer (was "Drag & Drop...")

Rick Harrison harrison at all-auctions.com
Mon Sep 16 11:59:01 CDT 2002


on 9/16/2002 12:50 PM, Bob Arnold at rfarnold at bu.edu wrote:

> With many thanks to Jan Schenkel and Klaus Major for their helpful
> suggestions, I have solved my Windows installation blues (except for those
> 200 CD's I already burned!!!)
> 
> I modified the "startup" handler in the stand-alone app using Shell to run a
> .BAT file (if it exists) to reset the read-only attributes of the data
> stacks, and then delete the .BAT file.
> 
> I also created a simple Windows installer app -- using revcopyfolder,
> revdeletefolder (to reinstall), specialfolderpath, and the same shell
> routine to run and then delete the .BAT file to reset the read-only
> attributes.
> 
> Both solutions -- the installer and the startup routine in case someone
> bypasses the installer -- work, so many thanks!
> 
> If anyone would be interested in looking at the simple installer stack (Bill
> Lynn?) I'd be happy to email it or upload it someplace. Although it is set
> up for Windows, it could easily be modified (simplified) for the Mac.
> 
> Bob

Bob,

I would be very interested in looking at your simple installer stack.

Thanks,

Rick Harrison




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