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Re: Windows 0.53 PRERELEASE -- second attempt


Hi Brendan,

I've tried the Desktop installer
> http://www.glump.net/content/zim/Zim-setup-0.53_PRERELEASE_2011-09-09.exe
on my Win XP Professional in Italian and everything works fine. I
really like the new "tag" feature.
Thanks a lot for your efforts. Please get in touch with me should you
need further info.

Kind regards

Marco Cevoli

On Sat, Sep 10, 2011 at 04:07, Brendan Kidwell <snarf@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I tried this earlier this week and posted the results without having tested
> my build on a clean machine. Thanks Marco for the early failure report.
> I'm not sure why it failed, but I started again tonight with two CLEAN
> Windows XP virtual machines tonight (instead of Windows 2008). I followed my
> build instructions on one, and installed the result on the other. And it
> really seems to be working okay for me now! I tested on clean Windows XP and
> also a Windows 2008 ASP.NET development box.
> *** Now that the package actually works at least for me, I still need a
> non-English user to confirm that the portable and desktop versions both
> display the correct languages for Zim menus and dialog boxes, please. The
> desktop installer's text is English-only, but the application should show
> translations. ***
> Once I get a confirmation or two, I'll send Jaap a merge request.
> Windows-specific changes since 0.50 (last stable Windows release):
> * Desktop installer clears "$PROGRAMFILES/Zim Desktop Wiki" before writing
> to it.
> * Desktop UNINSTALLER correctly removes user-level and "all users"-level
> Desktop icon and Start Menu shortcuts (2008, 7, Vista).
> * Added 256x256 resolution image to zim.ico file for better appearance in
> Desktop folder (2008, 7, Vista).
> * Created portable installer package using PortableApps.com tools -- good
> for running Zim from a thumbdrive. Ready to final submit to PortableApps.com
> after we "go live" with 0.53.
> * Fixed "look and feel on windows: default gtk laf is used"
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/zim/+bug/830043 .
> * notebooks.list and other config files are written with paths relative to
> $HOME now instead of absolute paths; this enables a Portable launcher
> without having to rewrite notebooks.list during every launch. The launcher
> script just has to set $HOME to the app's folder instead of the user's local
> profile. (I've got this covered.)
> * Added EULA.rtf (converted from ./LICENSE.txt) to desktop and portable
> installers. Yes it's one more thing to click on, but it may come in handy if
> someone finds the installer in a dusty archive years from now.
> * Fixed various bugs that caused Zim to fail to start entirely for Windows
> in 0.51 through 0.52 releases.
> Desktop installer
> http://www.glump.net/content/zim/Zim-setup-0.53_PRERELEASE_2011-09-09.exe
> PortableApps.com installer
> http://www.glump.net/content/zim/ZimDesktopWikiPortable_0.53_PRERELEASE.paf.exe
> Not-yet-merged Windows-related code changes to produce the above packages
> https://code.launchpad.net/~bkidwell/zim/pyzim-win-installer
> Always backup your data!
> If you try out this build, please follow the mailing list and upgrade when
> the FINAL 0.53 build for Windows is available.