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

Sidnei da Silva sidnei at enfoldsystems.com
Fri Nov 10 05:29:09 EST 2006

On 11/10/06, Chris Withers <chris at simplistix.co.uk> wrote:
> 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.

Just as a note, those are pretty 'Advanced' applications. OTOH, Zope
is too. So I buy your argument.

What's your proposal for default Installation and Instance directories?

> Some more questions:
> - what's the difference between a Full and Compact installation?

Good question. I just copied that over from the old installer. I will
remove it, it doesn't seem to do anything useful.

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

Yeah, my guess is that someone will do at least some quick QA before
uploading it. So yes, manual would be preferred.

> Many thanks for your work on this, though!

Thanks for helping me in the process!

Sidnei da Silva
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