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Re: Emacs Installer for MS Windows

From: Peter 'Luna' Runestig
Subject: Re: Emacs Installer for MS Windows
Date: Fri, 06 Aug 2004 19:07:21 +0200
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On 2004-08-06 15:56, David Kastrup wrote:
> Didn't Microsoft recently release some installer tool Wix under the
> CPL?  More info is at
> <URL:http://blogs.msdn.com/robmen/archive/2004/04/05/107709.aspx>.
> AFAIR, the CPL, while being Open Source, is not GPL compatible.
> However, since we are really talking about aggregation here, I don't
> think this should be relevant.
> I also have no idea whether this thing will actually be useful for our
> purposes, but it is probably something worth taking a look at, if it
> is a standard way of installing Windows software and at least freely
> available with source, even if not under the GPL.

No, I don't think this is what you want. It creates Windows Installer
MSI packages, which IS the standard way to install stuff on Windows, but
to install them, you must be admin (AFAIK anyway).

As per http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-devel/2003-09/msg00358.html
I wrote some C code some time ago, to create such an installer package,
as part of the normal build process. I thought it to be really cool, but
it seemed I was the only one excited, so the development of my MSI
Toolkit kind of died out. I still use it for making installer packages
of stuff like Mozilla, OpenSSL, Perl, Emacs though, take a look at
http://ftp.runestig.com/pub/ if you're curious.

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