ANN: Vista "Gotchas" You Should Know About

Richard Gaskin ambassador at
Fri Feb 23 17:10:52 EST 2007

Chipp Walters wrote:
> And another good reason to stick with a portable application architecture.

All my apps have been portable in the sense that that everything they 
need is in one folder -- it can be run from anywhere in any hard drive, 
USB, etc.

But auto-updates, there's the stickler.  Where does one store downloaded 
app parts on both Mac and Win so it can be as available to all users as 
the executable in the Applications/Program Files directory is?

On Mac, with a custom installer you can create a subfolder in your app's 
folder that's universally-writable.  So as long as you use a custom 
installer you're set.

But on Windows?  And in a way that works from Win98 through Vista?

  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World Media Corporation
  Ambassador at

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