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Re: Emacs Installer for MS Windows

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: Emacs Installer for MS Windows
Date: Thu, 5 Aug 2004 16:27:51 +0200

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dhruva Krishnamurthy" <address@hidden>
> IMO, A user _must_ be able to install software for him/her self. In the
> registry (on Windoze), there are areas not accessible to the users (or
> better "lusers") and an installation trying to write into such locations
> will not work with normal user rights (HKEY_CURRENT_USER and
> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE). This is the only issue I can foresee which might
> cause a limitation based on access rights during the proposed GNU Emacs
> installation. As we do not need to do any DLL/COM service registration,
> we are saved in GNU Emacs.
>  The one environment variable that the installer might want to modify is
>  PATH. This could be done under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE if the current user
>  is found to have access to it or modify it under HKEY_CURRENT_USER.
>  Infact, an option like in Cygwin installation could be made "Just for
>  me/For all users" during installation.

I agree. Do you know exactly what privileges are required for HKLM and HKCR
write? (Admin or Poweruser are those my installer chooses between.)

>  What installer is thought of? I have used NullSoft's installer and it
>  is very easy to implement.

I am using Inno Setup. I have not heard of NullSoft before.

Kind regards,

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