Re: [cc65] Windows installer

From: Ullrich von Bassewitz <>
Date: 2008-04-20 11:00:47

On Sun, Apr 20, 2008 at 10:42:19AM +0200, Spiro Trikaliotis wrote:
> >   * 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.

Ok, but in this generality it has rather severe consequences: You will always
have to uninstall manually because the old version are not recognized as "old"
but as "different". Not adding the directories to PATH will cause trouble with
unexperienced users.

Recognizing just the stable release and the snapshot as "different" is easier,
so you could have both installed but not two versions of each. The problem
with the PATH environment variable remains, however.

Regarding the installation as normal user: Since I don't want to spent another
week on this problem, I will probably require admin rights for now. This can
be changed for later versions, once there is some feedback.

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


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

I have no plans to drop the ZIP files.



Ullrich von Bassewitz                        
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