||[Jan. 7th, 2003|06:42 pm]
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The application I spoke about here has now been developed in Visual Studio.Net and is available with a GUI for download here. |
Unfortunately, the application does not run without the .Net framework and the installer is too heavy for my free hosting service. If anyone knows any place I can place a 3.5 Mb file for free download, please let me know.
For those of you interested in the code, the project is available at the same place.
Lastly, there was a bug, which probably went unnoticed, in the older DOS version. That has been fixed in both versions.
Here's a question: what did you use to make the installer? The .NET stuff? Or a third-party package? 'Cause I made an installer for a program I wrote (just as an experiment), and all it created was a 100k .msi file which worked fine. Well, it added a couple of installers for the Installers (which sounds weirder than it really is), but by now I'd expect most Windows users to already be able to use .msi installers, especially if they use XP.
That'd cut down on your upload.
I suppose you didn't use the .Net Setup Project which is what I used.
Doesn't make any difference as I said, one way or the other. My application needs no registry entries or supporting files. The shortcuts can be created manually if essential and the thing can be run only on a machine which has the .Net framework installed anyway.
So I thought I might as well just keep the 5k application for download.
Nice journal :)
No, that's what I used. But you're right -- if there are no registry things, shortcuts, or the like, then a setup is probably overkill unless you want to package the .NET framework with it. You're better off just dumping the app into a folder and using it that way.
And thanks. :-)
Do you know how to package the framework with an application? Or at least let the setup prompt for a framework download? I had no luck with that.
The only thing I saw useful was the web bootstrapper and the windows bootstrapper which just prompt you to download the MSI files setup requires from the net or a CD respectively.
And how did you manage a 100Kb MSI file? Was your application very small? But it should still take the same size for installation if you used a setup project too........