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Re: RFC: KiCad windows installer proposal
+1 for small nightlies, it's always a pain to wait 30mins to download a
nightly to test when you have the time, but by the time it's done
downloading, you don't have time anymore.
On Wed, Jul 24, 2019 at 6:47 AM Mark Roszko <mark.roszko@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >The long term plan is to build an MSI based installer, because that leaves
> MSI is an absolute actual disaster to maintain and when it implodes you
> have to whip out the registry editors and system clenaers to erase any
> vestigal traces of metadata it uses to be able to even correct a package.
> Even Microsoft has gone away from using MSI for software distribution that
> isn't part of Windows itself. Incidentally Inno Setup seems to be their
> On Wed, Jul 24, 2019 at 5:41 AM Simon Richter <Simon.Richter@xxxxxxxxxx>
>> On Wed, Jul 24, 2019 at 02:04:15AM -0700, Andrew Lutsenko wrote:
>> > I agree, if my proposal won't be accepted as is then whatever changes I
>> > will make should be properly tested and won't be rushed for 5.1.3. But
>> > no changes will be required then all the hard work is done already. Just
>> > need to merge the PR, run the build and upload both executables.
>> I'm largely in favour, because I don't see myself getting around to
>> replacing the entire installer with something sensible soon.
>> The long term plan is to build an MSI based installer, because that leaves
>> the option of either embedding the cabinet files into the MSI or leaving
>> them external, and allows building binary patch installers that can
>> existing installations in-place.
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