[Coco] DriveWire 4 packaging

Brian Blake random.rodder at gmail.com
Tue Nov 1 23:12:54 EDT 2011

I vote for the current 'no installation' scheme. It works, why reinvent the
wheel? The rest, I don't really have an opinion on...

On Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 11:00 PM, Aaron Wolfe <aawolfe at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi coconuts,
> In finishing up the DW4 for a finished, non beta release, I have some
> different options and I wondered if anyone has preferences or thoughts
> on how I do it.
> First, is there anyone using an operating system other than linux,
> windows or os x?  I can package others, freebsd, solaris etc but
> figured better to save the space if no one uses them.
> Any linux cpu types other than intel 32/64?  Again I could package
> arm, sparc, etc but don't want to waste time + space.
> (for either item above, a user can always build their own package to
> support any platform from source, I'm just picking what is included in
> the stock package)
> Second issue..  how do people feel about the current "no installation,
> just unzip anywhere and run it" distribution.
> Would you rather have the traditional "double click setup.exe, click
> yes a few times, get some icons in your start menu" type of thing (or
> the equivalent on mac) ?
> Do you think it matters?  It would be a bit of extra work to add
> native installers but if it makes DW4 more accessible I don't mind
> doing it.
> Also if there are any bugs or anything that you just wish was
> different/better, now is the time to let me know.  I have another CoCo
> project queued up but want to get DW4 to a "finished" stage first.
> I appreciate any thoughts, you can email directly if you prefer.
> -Aaron
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