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digitalmars.D.announce - Dinstaller 1.005 Released

reply Lester L. Martin II <Lester ewam-associates.com> writes:
Today, 
I announce the release of DInstaller. It is written in C# just to get
everything up to date with the latest dmd, tango, etc. However Mango support
was removed  as C# has a way to connect to other applications but I am having a
hard time using it predictably. 
DMD 
DMD+TANGO 
DMD+TANGO+TANGOBOS 
DMD+PHOBOS+TANGO 
DMD+PHOBOS+TANGO+TANGOBOS 
DSSS 
DDBG 
DFL 
are all supported. 
I hope this keeps some people from having to ask the question of how do I
install DMD on windows(won't but I always like to hope). 
Any questions ask them here. 
download at http://www.dsource.org/projects/dinstaller/browser/downloads/Ins
allD.zip?format=raw 

Lester L. Martin II
Mar 10 2008
parent reply Chris Miller <lordSaurontheGreat gmail.com> writes:
Lester L. Martin II Wrote:

 Today, 
 I announce the release of DInstaller. It is written in C# just to get
everything up to date with the latest dmd, tango, etc. However Mango support
was removed  as C# has a way to connect to other applications but I am having a
hard time using it predictably. 
 DMD 
 DMD+TANGO 
 DMD+TANGO+TANGOBOS 
 DMD+PHOBOS+TANGO 
 DMD+PHOBOS+TANGO+TANGOBOS 
 DSSS 
 DDBG 
 DFL 
 are all supported. 
 I hope this keeps some people from having to ask the question of how do I
install DMD on windows(won't but I always like to hope). 
 Any questions ask them here. 
 download at http://www.dsource.org/projects/dinstaller/browser/downloads/Ins
allD.zip?format=raw 

I'm not at a Windows machine, so I'll just ask the question instead of experiment for myself. When I last tried DInstaller (1.004) I had two problems: First, I couldn't tell where it installed to. Second, it'd be a lot nicer if it had some documentation on how to use it. If I remember correctly it installed to my user folder (D:\Users\Lord Sauron\) I would suggest writing some code to make it fail if it tries to install to a path which has a space in it (since I'm told that it will not function if it does - I haven't stress-tested it to find out though). As an aside, I'm surprised you're not using a NullSoft Scriptable Installer, which are free, open-source, and open you up to multiple platforms. I don't use 'em, so I'm not patronizing you, but I'm interested to know why you went with C#.
Mar 11 2008
parent reply Lester L. Martin II <Lester ewam-associates.com> writes:
Chris Miller Wrote:

 Lester L. Martin II Wrote:
 
 Today, 
 I announce the release of DInstaller. It is written in C# just to get
everything up to date with the latest dmd, tango, etc. However Mango support
was removed  as C# has a way to connect to other applications but I am having a
hard time using it predictably. 
 DMD 
 DMD+TANGO 
 DMD+TANGO+TANGOBOS 
 DMD+PHOBOS+TANGO 
 DMD+PHOBOS+TANGO+TANGOBOS 
 DSSS 
 DDBG 
 DFL 
 are all supported. 
 I hope this keeps some people from having to ask the question of how do I
install DMD on windows(won't but I always like to hope). 
 Any questions ask them here. 
 download at http://www.dsource.org/projects/dinstaller/browser/downloads/Ins
allD.zip?format=raw 

I'm not at a Windows machine, so I'll just ask the question instead of experiment for myself. When I last tried DInstaller (1.004) I had two problems: First, I couldn't tell where it installed to. Second, it'd be a lot nicer if it had some documentation on how to use it. If I remember correctly it installed to my user folder (D:\Users\Lord Sauron\) I would suggest writing some code to make it fail if it tries to install to a path which has a space in it (since I'm told that it will not function if it does - I haven't stress-tested it to find out though). As an aside, I'm surprised you're not using a NullSoft Scriptable Installer, which are free, open-source, and open you up to multiple platforms. I don't use 'em, so I'm not patronizing you, but I'm interested to know why you went with C#.

I used C# because I have in the past and this was just to get it done quickly. I will release a version wrote in D sometime. The whole system is revised this time however I didn't do the part that keeps you from installing to path with a space in it. I think the space part works however because I did it once and it required the command line to be something like: cd C:/"Program Files"/D. And I got tired of typing it. Now I simply edit my Path variable however I didn't do so in this install because I don't want to mess up my system trying to edit the system :-) However if you can find out if it truly fails to work under a spaced folder name(not just very hard to get to work) I will edit the code and release 1.005.1. I didn't use Nullsoft as I plan to make my installer in D a little more flexible for installing D stuff. As for the documentation I am doing a lot of stuff right now but basically it's unzip, double click D Installer.exe and follow on screen directions. I will write instructions when/before I do the D version. And sorry for messing up installing D for you Chris Miller. Lester L. Martin II
Mar 11 2008
parent Lester L. Martin II <Lester ewam-associates.com> writes:
Lester L. Martin II Wrote:

 Chris Miller Wrote:
 
 Lester L. Martin II Wrote:
 
 Today, 
 I announce the release of DInstaller. It is written in C# just to get
everything up to date with the latest dmd, tango, etc. However Mango support
was removed  as C# has a way to connect to other applications but I am having a
hard time using it predictably. 
 DMD 
 DMD+TANGO 
 DMD+TANGO+TANGOBOS 
 DMD+PHOBOS+TANGO 
 DMD+PHOBOS+TANGO+TANGOBOS 
 DSSS 
 DDBG 
 DFL 
 are all supported. 
 I hope this keeps some people from having to ask the question of how do I
install DMD on windows(won't but I always like to hope). 
 Any questions ask them here. 
 download at http://www.dsource.org/projects/dinstaller/browser/downloads/Ins
allD.zip?format=raw 

I'm not at a Windows machine, so I'll just ask the question instead of experiment for myself. When I last tried DInstaller (1.004) I had two problems: First, I couldn't tell where it installed to. Second, it'd be a lot nicer if it had some documentation on how to use it. If I remember correctly it installed to my user folder (D:\Users\Lord Sauron\) I would suggest writing some code to make it fail if it tries to install to a path which has a space in it (since I'm told that it will not function if it does - I haven't stress-tested it to find out though). As an aside, I'm surprised you're not using a NullSoft Scriptable Installer, which are free, open-source, and open you up to multiple platforms. I don't use 'em, so I'm not patronizing you, but I'm interested to know why you went with C#.

I used C# because I have in the past and this was just to get it done quickly. I will release a version wrote in D sometime. The whole system is revised this time however I didn't do the part that keeps you from installing to path with a space in it. I think the space part works however because I did it once and it required the command line to be something like: cd C:/"Program Files"/D. And I got tired of typing it. Now I simply edit my Path variable however I didn't do so in this install because I don't want to mess up my system trying to edit the system :-) However if you can find out if it truly fails to work under a spaced folder name(not just very hard to get to work) I will edit the code and release 1.005.1. I didn't use Nullsoft as I plan to make my installer in D a little more flexible for installing D stuff. As for the documentation I am doing a lot of stuff right now but basically it's unzip, double click D Installer.exe and follow on screen directions. I will write instructions when/before I do the D version. And sorry for messing up installing D for you Chris Miller. Lester L. Martin II

I forgot that it also has a textfield at bottom now that lets you tell it where to install(you have to as there is no default location). Lester L. Martin II
Mar 12 2008