[Zope-dev] Re: Installer for Windows (quick question)

Chris Withers chris at simplistix.co.uk
Fri Nov 10 05:19:25 EST 2006

Sidnei da Silva wrote:
> Hi Christian(s)!
> I know most people dislike <Program Files>. I do too! But it's the
> closest we have to a 'standard' place for installing applications.

It's not the 'standard'. To name a few examples, all of Python, Lotus 
Notes and, perhaps most tellingly, IIS and Microsoft's other server 
offerings, don't install themselves in Program Files, they create their 
own top level directory.

> As bad as it is, I too don't like <Documents and Settings>\<username>,
> but that's the closest we have from $HOME.

Please god no. Again, from the above examples, Notes stores its data in 
C:\Notes\data and IIS in C:\inetpub\wwwroot, I think that's ample 
precedent for C:\Zope\instancex...

> As noted, you have the choice at install time to change the default
> directory if you wish. We are just presenting the user with 'sane
> defaults'.

They're not sane, even by Microsoft's judgement ;-)

Some more questions:

- what's the difference between a Full and Compact installation?

- what's the process going to be to get these releases onto zope.org?
   (I'm quite happy to do this manually if needed ;-) )

Many thanks for your work on this, though!



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