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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2006 7:17 pm    Post subject: the KF .Net installer... Reply with quote

got some time to check the VS installer and came up with:


what's different with this installer to the official one:
- single msi, no additional files
- if quiet mode (/q switch) used, no documentation will be installed
- if normal install, documentation will be installed and placed in start menu



[edit]
removed the old installer link.
get the new one from: http://www.kixtart.org/alternative/kfNetsetup.zip

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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2006 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

after testing about half a dozen different installation suites, the NSIS system seems to deliver the best.
it has the issue of not supporting regasm natively though...
need to see how easy it is to add.
otherwise, it looks awesome and even EASIER to use than all those fancy gui versions.
go figure.

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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2006 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok, dropped nsis and went with inno (stevie spoke me over to it)

works nicely:
http://www.kixtart.org/alternative/KfNetsetup.zip

odd thing is, setup takes like 2 seconds with this installer when with VS version, that is the original, the setup takes normally 30s!

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kfnetsetup.zip now features a kixboxer logo.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, this is way-way better than the existing one. Does this mean your volunteering to be the new Kixforms.Net release dude ?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes. Smile

btw, I'm currently working on getting the download section working.
so basically the setup would be:

compact:
- install only the needed files for kf .Net to work

custom (optional parts)
- documentation
- KFD
- MSI for application deployment

full
- install all parts

none of the optional parts are distributed with the setup but the installer can download them as wanted, just like, as example, IE setup does.
need to see how small I can shrink the installer this way.
and obviously, once benny comes online, need to ask what dancing monkey thinks about it. that is, may I distribute his software with the KF .Net
but, if not, won't hurt.
anyways, having all the essentials in one package wouldn't hurt specially when the download size does not increase at all for the ones only wanting the essential.

any thoughts?

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

before any huge changes (like adding the download capability) I introduced some minor additions:
- setup now displays a status message when registering kixforms.system
- added the version info to the setup.exe

and the place is still http://www.kixtart.org/alternative/kfNetsetup.zip (1,31MB)

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cosmetic changes...
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2006 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

now, if only essential is included, no more start menu items created.

updated the package with build 43

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

compiled with build 44
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