[Coco] DriveWire 4 packaging

gene heskett gheskett at wdtv.com
Tue Nov 1 23:26:58 EDT 2011

On Tuesday, November 01, 2011 11:14:45 PM Aaron Wolfe did opine:

> 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.

For me that's fine.  But I don't have any icons to start it.  So I've been 
been putting it in /CoCo/dw4directory, cd'ing to the directory and after 
setting the exec bit on GO.sh, just typing ./GO.sh.  An icon to launch 
would be nice but then the script would need some tweeking as it would need 
to cd into that directory before it executes the jar starts because if not, 
they can't find their *.xml files.  To me, very minor details.  And I know 
how to use vim.  :)

> 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.

An entry into the kde menu's would be nice, but if it was that handy I 
would have done it, and have not.  Bash shells are 10 cents a dozen and I 
usually have some running with multiple tabs on at least 4 workspaces here, 
so to me its no biggie.
> 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.

So far so good.  From a putty screen:
The system has been up for:  2 days  12 hours  16 minutes  55 seconds

Cheers, Gene
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