From: Sanity in Anarchy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat Mar 16 2002 - 00:06:26 GMT
>>I am a user not a developer but here is my ideá...
>>Make a custom-made Abiword.Profile that installs it self over the existing
>>one. I had this problem with some computers where the localication where
>>Finnish and I wanted to use AbiWord in Swedish without changing the
Probably the simplist solution is to create a set of files to be installed to
the AbiWord directory, and another couple of files for the Windows\AbiWord
directory. Assuming the files will be the same for a given OS and platform,
the user would probably do something like this:
1. Download the program. It would be a .tar.gz for *nix or a .exe
(self-extracting archive) for Windows. After the Windows version extracts all
files, it automatically runs a batchfile (or another program, if it comes to
that) to move the files to the proper locations.
2. On *nix machine, after running a simple command line for extracting the
.tar.gz, the user runs a script to install the rest of the way, then deletes
the directory. If this is too much, the .tar.gz could be encapsulated in a
shell script, making it as easy as on the Windows machine.
Some user interaction would be there, of course, to take care of things like
backing up the original AbiWord.profile, but this would be a lot faster than
doing it manually. In fact, it might be possible to do this all in an abiword
document via a Perl script, but I don't know enough about that to be sure.
But copying files is the simplest kind of install to do.
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