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Subject: Re: Announcement: Rockbox installer for Windows
From: Daniel Stenberg (daniel_at_haxx.se)
Date: 2004-06-28


On Mon, 28 Jun 2004, Christi Alice Scarborough wrote:

> I've just run a successful build using wine-20040121 (backport) under Debian
> 3.0 - no native Windows code required. We lose the nifty icon on the setup
> program, but on the other hand, generation of an installer can easily be
> rolled into the daily builds, which I think should be a great bonus.

It struck me that another option would be an installer that downloads the
latest available version for you, as then we wouldn't have to rebuild the
installer for every new version.

> Are there details of how the directory structure of the builds is laid out?

'make zip' does that. It basically runs the tools/buildzip.pl script that
creates a full install dir hierarchy.

> When creating the setup, I extracted appropriate files from the various
> platform specific zip files, but I don't think we'd want to mess about with
> that in the build tree.

When building zip files, we only have files around for that particular build.
We don't have files from other builds easily accessible within the sandbox of
the current build.

If your install needs files from multiple builds, then I propose it is made
into a script that gets the full paths to multiple zip files as arguments and
then the script extracts and uses whatever files it deems necessary to use
from those zip packages.

> Or I could just send my working dir to you and you could figure out how to
> modify it to work with the build - whatever's easier.

I prefer a fully working script! ;-) We don't even have wine installed here
atm.

-- 
  Daniel Stenberg -- http://rockbox.haxx.se/ -- http://daniel.haxx.se/
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