A new definition of libraries (was: Linux Installation)
bobwarren at howsoft.com
Mon Jun 12 13:54:28 CDT 2006
Richard Gaskin wrote originally:
This installer will be made with Rev, so as much as I appreciate any
tips about third-party installers it's essential to my workflow that I
roll my own (I have an end-to-end automated build system).
Richard Gaskin wrote now:
As for "installation", it depends on what one means by that. For a
complete user experience, Mac and Windows have a higher standard to
meet, with users expecting that an application will not merely run but
will also have icons properly set up for the app and its documents, have
document associations properly defined, and install a shortcut to itself
into the Start menu on OSes that have one.
One last complement before attempting to close this thread:
The point I have been trying to make is that if you want to write an
installer in Rev Linux to do the nice things you say above (your
original stated task as I understood it), (a) your installer would have
to be a real standalone, not itself requiring a setup, and (b) you could
not even begin the task of writing such an installer in Rev without a
very full implementation of the specialFolderPath functions.
Let's give Linux a chance, it's much younger than Mac or Win.
That's all. Shall we watch the football?
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