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Re: what is the best Windows distribution?


From: Fred Kiefr
Subject: Re: what is the best Windows distribution?
Date: Fri, 22 Apr 2011 19:55:33 +0100


Am 22.04.2011 um 10:50 schrieb Riccardo Mottola <address@hidden>:

> Hi,
>> Is packaging this works out-of-the-box? I read what you recommended:
>> http://www.gnustep.org/experience/Windows.html
>> 
>> there it says a method of how to generate an installer package, but from
>> the context and the example (calculator) I had the impression the
>> installer package is to install the application only -- the user has to
>> install GNUstep MSYS System plus GNUstep Core before able to use such an
>> application installer, right?
>> 
> Correct. It is a bit like a .NET application that requires you to install the 
> framework before. It is then shared with other applications
>> Is there a way to deploy a single GNUStep application to Windows
>> audience that works with one package, works almost out-of-the-box?
> Installing the libraries as shared is desirable if more than one application 
> has to be installed and it can also make updates easier. Java, .NET, 
> wxWidgets all do install a sperate package form the application.
> 
> It is possible to make one single self-contained application (like iTunes or 
> Safari on windows do) but I don't think it is done with standard tools. I 
> never did it.
> 

There are no tools for doing this, what you have to do is copy the required 
bits of Gnustep into your Application Directory. Rather straight forward.


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