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2000-06-10 20:49:45+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

No, I'm not avoiding writing installers. I'm taking a break. Damnit! In the meantime, via Robot Wisdom a note about Survivor, which I've heard a lot about but haven't seen, but which would be right up my alley if it weren't for the hokey attempts to generate drama and conflict: Survivor: Shame It's a Sham.

[ related topics: Jorn Barger Interactive Drama Technology and Culture ]

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#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:04+00 by: ebradway

I seem to remember a software project a long, long time ago in a city far, far away, where Dan stuck me with writing the installer. But this was in the pre-InstallShield/WISE days. I literally had to write the installer... OK, I did start off with someone else's code, but the boss wanted it to use the same style interface as the software it was installing (and you can ask Dan for details their). By the time it was done I had pretty much rewritten the entire program. Dan, I still have source for that that installer if you'd like... It's all C written for 16-bit DOS - but it works off of script files and if you recompile it as a 32-bit Win32 CMD Exec you can actually manipulate the registry too!

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:04+00 by: Dan Lyke

Alas, this needs to be pretty point-n-droolish, remember we're talking about small offices without IS departments foolish enough to want to run their own servers. As much as I'm a proponent of peer-to-peer I can't imagine how that could possible be affordable relative to just leasing space on someone else's box. But the company I'm delivering to is totally marketing driven (to a fault), so logic has little to do with it... Nawww, if I were gonna go that route I'd just use an older version of InstallShield.