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#741 Make Windows Installer configurable

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Rony Shapiro
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2014-03-08
2014-02-15
DrK
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I used PWS Windows .exe installer for the first time with V3.33 (I normally just extract the zip file) and noticed that, without asking me, it automatically adds the startup shortcut to start PWS automatically when I logon, a desktop shortcut and a start menu entry with a link to the uninstaller (using the zip file I would just delete the directory or would use the Control Panel if I used an installer). I never start PWS automatically at Windows startup nor do I want a desktop shortcut nor do I need the link to uninstall the product.

Please update the installer to ask the user if they want any of these rather than assume to know the user's wishes. I assume the .msi installer does the same.

PS. I also noticed that the date/time stamp of all files in the zip file is 07/02/2014 10:10, whereas the files installed vie the Windows .exe installer range from 07/02/2014 08:09 (Help file) to 13/06/2013 15:28 (XSLT Stylesheet) - ignoring the uninstaller which has a date/time stamp of when I installed PWS.

Discussion

  • DrK
    DrK
    2014-02-16

    BTW - I envision this implemented by check boxes the user can check / uncheck during the installation process before clicking Install rather than a set of dialogs asking the user for their preferences. This could also allow the user to specify where PWS is installed and allow the user to see what was done just before it finishes (some installers have a 'Show Details' button).

     
  • Rony Shapiro
    Rony Shapiro
    2014-03-08

    The checkboxes are already there, but under the list of languages to install.
    I haven't figured out how to change the order, but the functionality's there.

     
  • Rony Shapiro
    Rony Shapiro
    2014-03-08

    • status: open --> closed
    • assigned_to: Rony Shapiro