[sword-devel] BibleCS Installer

DM Smith dmsmith555 at yahoo.com
Wed Feb 1 21:07:35 MST 2006

Its coming slow. I'll look at this link too. I am melding your earlier 
prototype and also Troy's. I've been busy and have not been able to put 
in as much time as I'd like.

What I have done so far is to read the NSIS documentation carefully 
(boy, there's a lot there) and document what is present in both your and 
Troy's system as I blend it into a third. So far it does nothing 
creative. I'm about half way done with that.

I'll post where I have gotten tomorrow so you can see the scripts.

Lda Signup wrote:
> DM Smith wrote:
>> I am working on the installer and hope to have a first pass done by next
> Monday, God willing. I am starting with what Lynn and Troy did, so it
> may be a final pass.
> I was wondering what the status of this is.
> Here is a link to YAPI (yet another prototype installer)
> http://lcdbible.sourceforge.net/misc/LcdBibleInstaller_prototype.zip
> It attempts to be a draft for a "family of CrossWire applications", 
> using LcdBible as an example, and taking into account:
> * that The SWORD Project's BibleCS sword.exe may have already been 
> installed,
> * that SWORD_PATH may be defined
> * that BibleStudy may have been installed
> It attempts to detect SWORD_PATH, sword.exe, and biblestudy.exe, and 
> put up a custom nsis page if so. The default is that the first choice 
> is to install LcdBible in the same directory as sword.exe, then with 
> SWORD_PATH, then with BibleStudy.exe, and then on its own. This is 
> done to avoid a proliferation of resources being installed.
> The above is admittedly rather complicated ... here is a patch file to 
> modify SWMgr::findConfig that looks in the parent directory for 
> mods.conf or mods.d, then in ../resources, then in the current 
> directory, then in SWORD_PATH, then in HOME. This is to implement a 
> directory structure that is less tied to modules being installed in 
> the same directory as sword.exe
> http://lcdbible.sourceforge.net/misc/swmgr_findconfig_lda_060201d.patch
> Caveats:
> * Not at all a full installer .... mostly to illustrate installation 
> choices for getting sword-devel list feedback
> * detection of sword.exe based on 1.5.6 practice
> * detection of biblestudy.exe just a guess to illustrate
> * doesn't really install anything
> * uses "classic" nsis rather than mui for now .... easier for me to 
> develop and debug
> * doesn't handle InstallManager
> * no provision for uninstaller
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