Windows NSIS Installer for DPML (plus thoughts on WiX)
mcconnell at dpml.net
Fri Jan 13 13:54:18 EST 2006
I've uploaded an NSIS based installer for the DPML Platform. The installer
requires admin privs to setup environment variables and install the NT
service SCM. I've tested it locally and things appear to be working fine.
It is listed in the main download section -
http://www.dpml.net/about/setup/index.html (although download from DPML are
rather slow just at the moment due to some issues on the Ibiblio server).
There are some basic limitations within the installer related to environment
variable management which IMO reflects what is manageable with the NSIS
scripting language. This issue (which keeps popping up every time I use
NSIS) has led me to look at the WiX package
(http://www.tramontana.co.hu/wix) and the possibilities of automatically
generating msi files. The thing is that most the information needed within
WiX is present in our existing library definition (with the exception of
prefs related content and the subject of GUID generation).
Anyway - for now NSIS is working - and I'm looking at WiX as probably where
we should be heading for the Windows environment.
mailto:mcconnell at dpml.net
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