Re: [cc65] Windows installer

From: Spiro Trikaliotis <>
Date: 2008-04-20 11:05:27
Hello Uz,

rethinking about this, I come to another conclusion:

* On Sun, Apr 20, 2008 at 11:00:47AM +0200 Ullrich von Bassewitz wrote:
> 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.

This might not be worth it, ...

> 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.

... as well as this one, if:
> > 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.

This is still possible.

That is: Make the installer only install one version of cc65 at all is
o.k. if the "Power Users" ;) are able to install additional versions
from the ZIP files.

This might be much easier, isn't it?


Spiro R. Trikaliotis                               
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