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[Fwd: Re: [Gnumed-devel] Re: windows installer]

From: Hilmar Berger
Subject: [Fwd: Re: [Gnumed-devel] Re: windows installer]
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2004 10:29:12 +0100
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Betreff: Re: [Gnumed-devel] Re: windows installer
Datum: Wed, 18 Feb 2004 20:42:03 +0100 (MET)
Von: Sebastian Hilbert <address@hidden>
An: Hilmar Berger <>

Right now I am thinking a lot about the concepts.
I will be using Nullsoft installer. I don`t know if it is GPL but it's free
and comes with the source.

Here is what I am trying to accomplish.
1.) Check for an installation of Python, wxpython, wxwindows, pypgsql
2.) Complain if they are not installed (search registry)
3.) mark missing ones for installation (links are hardcoded to internet
addresses, can point to a cd)
4.) download and install missing programs
5.) check for old versions of GNUmed
6.) update / install new

This is a client installation only.
There is a plugin for NSIS which allows to run python scripts. I do not use
it yet.

Building the installer is a matter of compiling a script(text-file). Updates
can be automated by simply recompiling.


Hi Sebastian,

Sebastian Hilbert schrieb:

> I am working on an graphical Windows installer once again.
> This is just to let you know to avoid duplicate effort.

I would suggest to a) choose a modular approach (one module = one task) and b) use python scripts once python is installed (which would mean that you have to install python at the very beginning). This has the advantage that one could re-use modules in a Unix/Max environment.


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