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Re: [Bug-gnubg] About windows install of gnubg [was: New book by Paul Ma

From: Massimiliano . Maini
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnubg] About windows install of gnubg [was: New book by Paul Magriel (?)]
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2003 10:31:33 +0100

>I was thinking of a clean Win32 API written installer/updater, which
>works with the following algorithm:
>1. Find the GNU Backgammon installation directory.
>2. If installatation directory is not found, assume this is a first time
>3. Check the version on the executables in directory, and check which
>other files that needs updating, and check for missing files.
>4. Prompt the user for which parts to download and install/update.
>    More like this:
<SNIP> ... <SNIP>
>5. Get the files for the web site.
>6. Extract and install the selected files.

Personally, I hate the install programs that automagically connect and download
for you (mostly because I have slow modem at home but a fast connection at work,
so I generally download at work to install at home).

If possible, it would be nice to separate the download from the installation.
e.g. the Xemacs for windows installer works like that : you download and
execute the install program, you select the features you want and it downloads
them; at this point you can install from the local files.


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