Re: Windows / Linux Based Installs

From: Mythran (
Date: 07/01/02

From: "Alex" <fletchra@QSILVER.QUEENSU.CA>
> > Instead of using gzip and zip for distributions, isn't it about time for
> > us to write a setup package?
> >
> > Just an idea, I have some scripts I have found that make excellent
> > installshield setup wizards.
> Installshield?  Wow.  That'd cut us down to one OS.
> Linux RPM installs will cut us down to another.  And not even all versions
> of that OS.
> Sun packages will limit us again, etc.
> gzip/zip are the most generic things possible.  You can unpack one or the
> other (or both) on _any_ OS out there.  Any.

Now now Alex...we wouldn't do away with the source distributions in tgz/zip
form.  Just another option for those using Windows and Linux/compat.  Now,
instead of using RPM's on Linux installs, we could RIGHT our own script or
application that would install it.  Windows versions should actually come
PRECONFIGURED for specific compilers (latest ones at least such as MSVC++ 6
or .NET.


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