At 06:02 PM 3/3/2009, vtech-install-config Listmanager wrote:
>Christian, I also dislike .msi.
>I usually use Uniextract to unpack .msi files before use, so I can see what is in them, and avoid the rubbish.
>If Ted does use it, I hope it will be compatible with older installers. It is annoying to have to keep installing newer and more bloated installers on older systems. Fortunately the unpack usually lets you get around this.
We plan to support a very old .msi installed, version 1.1?
>Many programs, particularly open source, also offer a zip option.
We will continue to do that too.
>I hope the USB install will still be supported, and that I can install under wine in Linux.
Yes, of course.
>I just hope vedit doesn't follow Microsoft's accreditation guidelines and abandon the .ini and put everything in the registry.
We will continue to use the vedit.ini, vedit.cfg and vedit.key files, putting as little into the registry as possible. This is one reason we probably will use the .msi installation for very little, as they make it difficult to use .ini files.
Don't worry, this will all be done appropriately and without bad surprises. :-)