Subject Re: Question about embedded server distribution
Author Peter M. Jagielski

This application is going to be for the general public, available for
purchase and download from a website. In other words, it needs to run
on any Win9x, Win2k, WinNT and WinXP box. It sounds like I'm going to
need my installer program to check for the existance of msvcrt.dll and
msvcp60.dll, and install them if necessary. Is this going to
complicate the install process, meaning my installer will need to be
concerned about installing the correct version of these 2 DLLs based
on the version of Win the user is running? Any suggestions in this
regard are GREATLY appreciated...

--- In, Helen Borrie <helebor@t...>
> At 03:16 PM 24/01/2005 +0000, you wrote:
> >All,
> >
> >I have a small number of users testing a Delphi 7 app that uses the FB
> >1.5.2 embedded server. The app and server are functioning perfectly.
> >
> >I have a question regarding the embedded server's other support files.
> > I've only included gds32.dll and my .FDB file with the app. I know
> >the docs state that there are some other files that *should* be
> >included. As stated, I have not included any other embedded server
> >files, and the app is functioning perfectly. Is this OK?
> Yes, it's OK. But some installations of Windows are missing the
> Microsoft C and C++ runtimes (msvcrt.dll and msvcp60.dll), which
must be
> present for the client to work. There are copies of these in the
> installation's bin directory...that should work with most Win
> editions...but you can't know for certain. It's usually better to
> the relevant library pack from the MSN site.
> ./heLen