Re: [cc65] Windows installer

From: Spiro Trikaliotis <>
Date: 2008-04-20 15:04:09

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Spiro R. Trikaliotis                               

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Hello Spiro, Uz,

Spiro Trikaliotis schrieb:
> * 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.

I recommend on concentrating to the main stream
instead of the perfectionalists. Spiro, we both
are types of the latter one, I think, so you may
allow me to say it that way.

Having an installer that allows for parallel
installations of different versions make things
very complicated. The mainstream user, which
such an installer concept is best intended for,
will appreciate troubleless installation and
usage. A power user will be able to compile stuff
for himself or get installer-free packages and
then does all the version dependency stuff on his

 From personal experience: I always went fine
with the latest snapshot of CC65 and was never in
true need for having two version of CC65 working
at the same time. For tests I did "install" the
latest release version into another directory,
set the PATH variable manually (or via a batch
script) and then did the test to be done
following with deleting the dir.

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