[cc65] Windows installer

From: Ullrich von Bassewitz <uz1musoftware.de>
Date: 2008-04-20 10:20:49
Good morning!

I've found a nice scriptable windows installer (inno setup) which enables me
to add a windows "setup.exe" package to the new release and the snapshots.
Automatic generation is almost complete, but there are several things left to

  * Is it worth the trouble to install several different versions at one time?
    Or the snapshot in parallel with a stable version? The problem here is that
    the executables are named the same, so a trivial implementation adding both
    bin directories to the PATH environment variable will not work.

  * Should all versions be installed as "cc65" or should version information
    be added? Personally I would prefer the later, since version information is
    important in case of problems, but a start menu entry like
    "cc65-snapshot-" looks rather strange.

  * I would like to enable installs as a normal user without admin or poweruser
    privileges. What is the standard install directory in these cases?

  * What is worth adding to the start menu? Currently I have

      - Link to cc65 web site
      - Link to cc65 FAQ
      - Uninstall cc65 package
      - Documentation main file (if docs get installed)

    Anything else?

I'm ready to create version 2.12, but I think it would be nice to have a user
friendly Windows package, so I will try to resolve these issues first.



Ullrich von Bassewitz                                  uz@musoftware.de
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