Subject Re: [IBO] Installer for IBO
Author Geoff Worboys
> One thing that kept me from using IBO in the beginning is
> that it doesn't have an installer. Is there any project
> to build one?. I could investigate a little bit and try
> to write it, unless there is some limitation or a project
> already in progress.

I was going to leave this for Jason, but seeing some other posts have
already arrived, I thought it may be relevant to add my opinion...

I think IBO could do with an installer - I think it would add a level
of professional *appearance* to the distribution. And since you
appear to be offering your services to help provide such a facility -
who could possibly complain ;-)

One thing I do believe is important - the installer should NOT be the
only way on installing the package. There are some packages out there
that insist on being installed using the provided program - so I am
stuck with running the installer, copying the result and then running
the uninstall so that I can then manually setup the package as I want.
That is really annoying!

As you can probably tell, I would not use an installer even if
provided. But I do see it as something that may help get IBO out to
wider audience.

> Also, the files (source code, DCUs, etc) need some organization.

Perhaps you are talking about the demonstration version? There are no
DCUs in the full source version and the organisation of the full
source version seems OK to me. I am not a big fan of having library
distributions go to a lot of trouble with special directories for DCUs
etc. If a developer wants to organise there own installation, then
they are welcome to do so. For the generic distribution/installation
I am in favour of keeping it simple.

my 2c

Geoff Worboys
Telesis Computing