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reply "Chris R. Miller" <lordSaurontheGreat gmail.com> writes:
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I used a Nullsoft Scriptable Installer to create what I think is a=20
better solution to the old question of how to install D.  It contains=20
the exact same stuff as in the previous releases, but it's in a nice new =

install system that also allows for easy uninstallation, and it doesn't=20
require you to edit your path by hand, either.

I've performed a lot of testing on it, which involved installing it at=20
school.  Don't worry, the school machines have "Deep Freeze" on them, so =

their hard drive is wiped pristine when they reboot.  No lasting effects =

at all.

So it compiles and runs just fine at school on machines that are not=20
exactly compile-worthy.  However, with such a complex application as a=20
compiler, and with such a rudimentary job as I did with the installer, I =

think more testing is required.  If anyone has some spare time, the=20
means, and the motivation to help, if you could try and test the new=20
installer, I would really appreciate it!  It doesn't do anything=20
terribly advanced.  It just copies the installation files like normal=20
and then writes a few registry keys, and then it writes an uninstaller.

So if you're interested in getting your hands dirty, you can download=20
this latest stage in the evolution of this goody bag right here:

http://tinyurl.com/57nwot
May 24 2008
parent Sebastian Beschke <s.beschke gmx.de> writes:
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Hi,

I just wanted to tell you I really appreciate your work with DMD
Snapshot. I'll test this installer these days and let you know if
something goes wrong. :)

Thanks!
Sebastian

Chris R. Miller schrieb:
 I used a Nullsoft Scriptable Installer to create what I think is a
 better solution to the old question of how to install D.  It contains
 the exact same stuff as in the previous releases, but it's in a nice new
 install system that also allows for easy uninstallation, and it doesn't
 require you to edit your path by hand, either.
 
 I've performed a lot of testing on it, which involved installing it at
 school.  Don't worry, the school machines have "Deep Freeze" on them, so
 their hard drive is wiped pristine when they reboot.  No lasting effects
 at all.
 
 So it compiles and runs just fine at school on machines that are not
 exactly compile-worthy.  However, with such a complex application as a
 compiler, and with such a rudimentary job as I did with the installer, I
 think more testing is required.  If anyone has some spare time, the
 means, and the motivation to help, if you could try and test the new
 installer, I would really appreciate it!  It doesn't do anything
 terribly advanced.  It just copies the installation files like normal
 and then writes a few registry keys, and then it writes an uninstaller.
 
 So if you're interested in getting your hands dirty, you can download
 this latest stage in the evolution of this goody bag right here:
 
 http://tinyurl.com/57nwot
 

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