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2000-06-17 13:33:22+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Okay, I've freakin' had it with InstallShield. Just when I thought I finally had its database recovered from the last time it screwed up, it crashed and now won't open the database at all. No diagnostics, just a cute little dialog box saying "Cannot open file. You're screwed." So apparently I'm back to ground zero. Again. Crap, ya know, I was kinda hoping to do something interesting this weekend, rather than risk RSI through a gazillion mouse clicks trying to duplicate actions that'd be a quick Emacs macro if the data were in a text file. And I really wish that I only just had to remember to save occasionally rather than to save and copy the file. I can deal with the fact that they shipped software which only had half the features it should've, I can even forgive that the help files in many cases bear no relation to the application, but this really pisses me off. If the client didn't demand it I'd switch to Wise right now.

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#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:06+00 by: ziffle

Switch to Wise anyway. It is script based. Its one of those things... Maybe they have a demo with a nag screen to try it out with. No one switches back to Installshield from Wise, in my experience, although Wise has gotten a little pricey.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:07+00 by: baylink

Make certain the client realizes that their bill will be 6 times as high because they've insisted on something outside their field of expertise...