[gs-devel] Re: new GS-Installer based on NSIS |
gsview at ghostgum.com.au
Thu Apr 7 13:57:33 PDT 2005
> > I've wrote a new installer for your latest release of Ghostscript (v8.50) because I don't like your ZIP-Installer.
> > Choosing LZMA compression in NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System) the whole archive shrinks to 7.4 megabyte.
> > I think the gain of 3 megabyte is worth to take a look at the NSIS-Installer !
I don't particularly like the zip installer either, and I wrote it.
However the zip installer has two big advantages at the moment:
- You can easily unzip the archive to see what is within.
- It will install on Windows XP Professional x64 Edition.
I looked at NSIS a month or two ago while adding the x64 support to
Ghostscript, and found that NSIS does not yet support x64. This is
needed - a Win32 installer will put executables and registry entries
in the wrong place.
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