Question About Windows Standalone

Joe Lewis Wilkins pepetoo at cox.net
Mon Sep 5 19:45:23 CDT 2011


Roger, I agree, but I suppose that the app may create externals that need to be saved in that folder in the course of its being used, so I would leave it alone and include it even though it is empty.

Joe Lewis Wilkins
Architect

On Sep 5, 2011, at 5:31 PM, Roger Eller wrote:

> On Mon, Sep 5, 2011 at 8:23 PM, Joe Lewis Wilkins wrote:
> 
>> Hi Greg,
>> 
>> Since you need everything in the Window's Folder to make your standalone
>> run on Windows, you're going to have to give the users the whole thing. As I
>> recall, this has always been one of the gripes about Windows apps. They're
>> just not very "neat". (smile) Sometimes the Mac versions may have separate
>> "externals" as well, since we can't change the compiled app and need
>> something outside (external) the application itself.
>> 
>> Joe Lewis Wilkins
>> Architect
> 
> 
> Nope.  If the externals folder is empty, then the Windows build isn't using
> anything there anyway, so that (untidy) <smile> folder doesn't have to be
> included.  Btw, Mac .app files are mere folders hiding behind an illusion
> that they are executables. <smile again>.
> 
> ˜Roger
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