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#552 Windows Installer

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2012-03-10
2011-09-12
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To facilitate installation on Windows, I have written a light-weight installer using Inno Setup. It uses the same the directory structure as Tatsuro Matsuoka's ZIP files.

An installer becomes now necessary, since simply "unzip"ing the distribution files is no longer enough: Windows' security policy e.g. makes it necessary to change the properties of executables and help files.

For testing an installer of today's CVS version can be found at
http://www.gnuplot.info/development/binaries/

Please note that patch #2951691 implements an installer using a different tool.

Discussion

  • Revised version of the installer, including Japanese translations by Shigeharu TAKENO

     
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  • New version of the installer. It now offers to perform the following functions:

    * copy files
    * create shortcuts (start menu, desktop, quick lauch area)
    * associate file extensions (.gpl, .gp, .plt)
    * add path to search PATH
    * shortcut for Windows "Run" dialog
    * selection of default terminal (windows/wxt)

    All of these functions are optional. An updated version of README.Windows, which describes this in more detail and is based on Tatsuro Matsuoka's revision, is included.

    Thanks to Shigeharu Takeno the installer now also offers a complete Japanese interface. This includes the installer wizard interface, the README files and the Copyright statement. The installer includes Japanese versions of the help and menu file.

    An updated installer can be found at
    http://www.gnuplot.info/development/binaries/

     
  • Currently, sources of the installer and accompanying text files are stored in /win. Is this the appropriate location or should those files go somewhere else?

     
  • I put new versions of README-testing-ja and README.Windows-ja in
    http://takeno.iee.niit.ac.jp/~shige/unix/gnuplot/data/
    because I cannot upload them to this tracker. I remove original text part from them since
    it is for checking the translation.

     
    • status: open --> closed
     
  • Included in 4.6 and CVS