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[DotGNU]open-source Windows installers

From: Fergus Henderson
Subject: [DotGNU]open-source Windows installers
Date: Sun, 24 Nov 2002 16:22:04 +1100
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On 24-Nov-2002, Gopal V <address@hidden> wrote:
> [04:47] <Scandium> Nullsoft's installation system is open source :)

Are there any other open source installers for Windows?

I've been looking around for an open source Windows installer for Mercury.
But Nullsoft's installation system (NSIS) does not seem like a good fit,

        - The scripting language is some horrible, incredibly low-level
          VM assembly language that lacks named variables and structured
          control-flow constructs.

        - It was designed to be small (35k), at the expense of features
          (e.g. see above).  This is not a good trade-off for us, since
          Mercury is going to be a large download anyway; we'd rather
          have an installer which was easier to program, even if it
          added a bit to the size of the download.

I suspect the same would apply for DotGNU...

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