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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2003 7:37 pm    Post subject: Nullsoft Installer Reply with quote

Anybody ever use the Nullsoft installer?
Anybody want to give tips?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2003 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

whats the nullsoft installer?

my memory tells me its the corporation that made winamp?
why whould you like to use winamp, when you have xmms?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2003 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For those who don't know what it is: http://www.nullsoft.com/free/nsis/

I haven't used this install system in projects I've done though I did evaluate it passingly. Seems pretty cool from what I've seen, though like all the Windows installers it's a cludge around the inherently disorganized nature of Windows installs. I'll take Portage any day.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2003 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cant you just make a .bat script to copy the files to the correct place as in the old days :lol:
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2003 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

maybe OT? but anyway...
antonik wrote:
cant you just make a .bat script to copy the files to the correct place as in the old days :lol:


Ah, but you forget. If the app is of any complexity at all there's that fscking registry to deal with. I think you can do some manipulation from bat files but it is invariably a mess. That and "the correct place" is not always the same from system to system and most of that info is only available from the registry. :evil:

Give me /etc anyday over that mess. :D
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2003 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PowerFactor wrote:
maybe OT? but anyway...
antonik wrote:
cant you just make a .bat script to copy the files to the correct place as in the old days :lol:


Ah, but you forget. If the app is of any complexity at all there's that fscking registry to deal with. I think you can do some manipulation from bat files but it is invariably a mess. That and "the correct place" is not always the same from system to system and most of that info is only available from the registry. :evil:

Give me /etc anyday over that mess. :D
aaah, i see :)
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2003 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the total mess about the windows registry is that system and applis are mixed all together in it, it would be easier and much more simple to have separate registries, just a though :)

cd /etc instead of regedit ! :D
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2003 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the registry sux also becouse the settings are all in i think what two files?

i remember system.dat and user.dat. and one cant open it with say a text editor and edit as one can open say /etc/X11/XF86Config :)
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2003 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If your registry crashes your windows, you need to edit it ... but you can't without windows 8O
Looks like there is some kind of problem there :wink:

Maybe there is some way of editing it in dos, but hmm lol i'd like to know about :)

Oh and there is the "no fail" mode lol

Once a friend of mine crashed his windows and the no fail mode was as much crashed ... pff

Oh and btw to answer the main thread, yeah i've seen the nullsoft installer i think it's pretty good :) If you can't afford the heavy installshield it'll do the work ;)

Like Antonik said though if i would have to install a program i wouldn't even use any installer, i'd just zip everything, and allow the people to extract it where they want and make the links they want. It's much nicer way to code it in my opinion, and when they are fed up about it , they can erase the folder and basta :) No need to use the registry when you have good ini files :)
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