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- Subject: Re: [ANN] Lua For Windows v220.127.116.11 released
- From: "RJP Computing" <rjpcomputing@...>
- Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2008 15:34:33 -0400
On Thu, Aug 7, 2008 at 2:45 PM, Luiz Henrique de Figueiredo <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> let me know the thoughts about an installer that downloads dynamically.For a 'batteries included environment' I think it'd be best to provide
everything and not rely on the user having an internet connection.
But of course I don't pretend to know anything about Windows...
Good point. I have a hidden feature that if you don't have the VC 8.0 CRT installed and you have the 'vcredist_x86.exe' placed next to the installer file, it won't go download and use that file. This way users/system administrators can roll LfW out just by copying the 'Lua_v5.1.3.XX.exe' and 'vcredist_x86.exe' to the machines. Then execute 'Lua_v5.1.3.XX.exe'. Does this help the situation at all?
I chose this approach because I felt that making people download 2.3MB extra every time, for a item that only needs to be installed once, was a bit of a waist. Thoughts?