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Re: Windows Install -II-

From: Brant Langer Gurganus <brantgurganus2001@cherokeescouting.org>
Date: Sat, 21 Dec 2002 13:52:21 -0500
Message-ID: <3E04B865.7000004@cherokeescouting.org>
To: Juan Lanus <jlanus@netscape.net>, www-amaya@w3.org
Juan Lanus wrote:

> To make some more use of the subject, I want to bring a usability 
> issue of the Windows install.
> I've installed Amaya many times, since version 5 (?), in all the three 
> PCs I use.
> Each and every time it asks me where do I want to put it, instead of 
> defaulting to the folder where the prior version is already installed.
> My choice is always D:\amaya and I (almost) never forget to set it, but
> It's customary for software upgrades to guess the program installation 
> directory from the former version's.
> This leads more to the desired "forehead install". It means that the 
> user selects the proper icon, whams the keyboard with the forehead, 
> and the software installs properly. It's a hunorpus way to define a 
> simple installation.

It is my understanding that Amaya doesn't even need installation so why 
not make a ZIP distribution and for those who need something simpler, 
use a self-extacting ZIP which also puts an icon in %DESKTOP%.  Perhaps 
if an installer is still used, a free, relatively open installer such as 
Nullsoft's NSIS could be used?

Brant Langer Gurganus

Received on Saturday, 21 December 2002 13:52:59 UTC

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