Re: [cc65] Windows installer

From: Spiro Trikaliotis <>
Date: 2008-04-20 10:42:19
Hello Uz,

* On Sun, Apr 20, 2008 at 10:20:49AM +0200 Ullrich von Bassewitz wrote:
> 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
> decide:
>   * Is it worth the trouble to install several different versions at one time?
>     Or the snapshot in parallel with a stable version?

Yes, it is. In some cases, you want to compare the behaviour of
different versions to each other. Or you want to install the newest
version, but as you do not know if it has new bugs, you want to keep
your "working good" one.

Having worked with WinDBG, which does not allow for this, it is really

Interestingly, WinDBG itself is able to be installed side-by-side. It
does not even need any setting in the registry or anywhere else. You can
even have it install without administrator privileges. Unfortunately,
the installer does not allow all of thes.

So, the only possiblitiy to install it without admin, or side-by-side,
is to do the following: Install WindBG on another system and copy the
resulting directory to your working machine. It's really boring!

>     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.

Please allow for not adding the cc65 directories to the path. Often,
this is not needed.

>     Anything else?

Another thing: Please, allow anyone who wants to install cc65 to do so
without the installer - that is, make it optional, not mandatory.


Spiro R. Trikaliotis                               
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