[PD-dev] Windows installer for Pd

Dan Wilcox danomatika at gmail.com
Tue Nov 10 20:13:51 CET 2015

Exactly. I see no reason why is has to be installer OR zip. Most open source projects provide *both* and leave it up to the downloaders.

(Also, I don’t believe Roman was ever advocating for *not* providing a zip.)

How does creating the installer work? Is it be a script that just bundles the build/zip file contents etc? If so, I see no reason why calling a script can’t
be added to the current Windows build process that already generates a zip …

Dan Wilcox
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> On Nov 10, 2015, at 11:53 AM, pd-dev-request at lists.iem.at wrote:
> From: Hans-Christoph Steiner <hans at at.or.at <mailto:hans at at.or.at>>
> Date: November 10, 2015 at 8:03:59 AM MST
> To: pd-dev at lists.iem.at <mailto:pd-dev at lists.iem.at>
> Subject: Re: [PD-dev] Windows installer for Pd
> IOhannes m zmoelnig:
>> On 2015-11-10 11:29, Roman Haefeli wrote:
>>> I tried to do all the work and would welcome some feedback.
>> i think it's one of the beautiful sides of Pd that you do *not* need an
>> installer (even on windows!) and can run it from any media you like
>> (even if it's a read-only CD).
>> probably the best thing would be to have a menu-entry (maybe hidden in
>> the "preferences"), where people could enable things like
>> file-association and startup menus with the click of a button).
> A .zip for Windows is very useful.  But that is a separate question.  Windows
> users expect installers.  And making an installer does not prevent also a .zip
> file from being made and used.  Pd-extended has both for Windows.
> .hc

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