Re: EXTERNAL: Re: win32 installer?

On Tue, 2012-07-17 at 22:14 +0200, Dieter Verfaillie wrote:
> That leaves just a folder, which is exactly what the bundle is
> and always has been (for example: 
> An SDK, in my mind, adds all the tools, sources, patches, scripts,
> etc used to build that bundle (or to be correct, the packages making
> up the bundle) and a way for application writers to integrate with
> that system (so they don't have to reinvent the wheel). Versions of
> tools would be set in stone for a given branch (let's say gcc 4.6 for
> whatever packages are considered part of GNOME 3.4 and it's
> maintenance
> releases, 4.7 for GNOME 3.6 etc). Not limited to gcc off course, but
> *everything*. Application writer integrating with this system would
> be able to generate their own "bundle" (think glade, gedit, whatever)
> which can then be used to build real installers (using WiX,
> NSIS, InnoSetup, whatever).
> Doing all this is the only way we can guarantee end users (of the
> SDK) in the distant future will be able to patch say a 3 year old
> GTK+ branch when nobody is left around to maintain it, provided said
> user can get at a sufficiently old windows version (let's not pretend
> current mingw build envs will just work on future windows versions,
> see what happened when vista got released for example)...

I suggest that this is an idea for later, after we have what we had for
GTK+ 2.

Thanks for your efforts.

Murray Cumming
murrayc murrayc com

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