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Forum: NSIS Discussion 14th May 2009, 07:41
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Posted By lewellyn
I'd suggest...

I'd suggest (http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=135333) searching (http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=209463) the...
Forum: NSIS Discussion 13th May 2009, 21:35
Replies: 13
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Posted By lewellyn
Well, provide us your complete minimal test case...

Well, provide us your complete minimal test case and someone's bound to take a look. ;)
Forum: NSIS Discussion 13th May 2009, 21:33
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Posted By lewellyn
Grabbing it from the registry is probably easier...

Grabbing it from the registry is probably easier than trying to figure out where things keep getting put. :)
Forum: NSIS Discussion 13th May 2009, 21:06
Replies: 14
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Posted By lewellyn
OK, you're starting to give us useful information...

OK, you're starting to give us useful information now. This is an already-installed program that you're patching? Can't you read the installation directory from the registry and use that? There's...
Forum: NSIS Discussion 13th May 2009, 21:04
Replies: 5
Views: 1,342
Posted By lewellyn
Well, .onInit won't be the right place to put up...

Well, .onInit won't be the right place to put up a dialog page. Usually, you'd insert it right after your license agreement. If it's mandatory, you can even disable the Next button before allowing...
Forum: NSIS Discussion 13th May 2009, 21:02
Replies: 13
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Posted By lewellyn
If you can give us a full minimal script that...

If you can give us a full minimal script that demonstrates the issue, we can more easily tell you exactly what's up.

But I've not tried using a UNC there... What happens if you use a local file?
Forum: NSIS Discussion 13th May 2009, 19:26
Replies: 13
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Posted By lewellyn
Can you whittle that down to a minimal test case?...

Can you whittle that down to a minimal test case? :) For example, just a welcome and finish page?
Forum: NSIS Discussion 13th May 2009, 19:24
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Posted By lewellyn
I'm assuming that the 2 packages are .exe files...

I'm assuming that the 2 packages are .exe files with silent install options. If so, the first two points are simple.

The third point, you'd have to write a custom dialog page and post the data to...
Forum: NSIS Discussion 13th May 2009, 19:19
Replies: 46
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Posted By lewellyn
Awesome. :( I'll try making a .msi later to see...

Awesome. :( I'll try making a .msi later to see what it does... But maybe this is a core fault in Vista? :(

On the plus side, perhaps this could be leveraged longer-term by NSIS. If the "proper"...
Forum: NSIS Discussion 13th May 2009, 18:34
Replies: 46
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Posted By lewellyn
Hm... More research is indicating that manifest...

Hm... More research is indicating that manifest changes won't likely make a difference... (Why did I see a difference? Who knows? Yay Windows?)

It's been noted by a couple MVPs that playing with...
Forum: NSIS Discussion 13th May 2009, 18:15
Replies: 46
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Posted By lewellyn
I probably should have made it clearer that it...

I probably should have made it clearer that it still happens with every installer, but that it's only noticeable with large ones.



Yeah, I'd like to poke at changing some things in the exehead...
Forum: NSIS Discussion 13th May 2009, 17:23
Replies: 14
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Posted By lewellyn
I think what you need to do is simple, but you're...

I think what you need to do is simple, but you're overcomplicating matters by not providing sufficient information. ;)

1) As Afrow UK asked, where do you get this variable directory name from?
...
Forum: NSIS Discussion 13th May 2009, 14:50
Replies: 14
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Posted By lewellyn
Hmmmk... May I ask why you're putting that in...

Hmmmk... May I ask why you're putting that in $PROGRAMFILES rather than $APPDATA, if it's not global to all users? :) (Note that you can avoid having to elevate by not using $PROGRAMFILES...)
...
Forum: NSIS Discussion 13th May 2009, 13:48
Replies: 14
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Posted By lewellyn
What I was replying to was "different per...

What I was replying to was "different per player". If it's not different per-user, ignore what I said. ;)

And can you elaborate upon "the folder has various names"? Are you saying that the zip...
Forum: NSIS Discussion 13th May 2009, 02:37
Replies: 14
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Posted By lewellyn
If you're writing as a user, you shouldn't be...

If you're writing as a user, you shouldn't be using $PROGRAMFILES, but probably should be looking into maybe $APPDATA. :) $PROGRAMFILES requires elevation to write into, and you aren't supposed to...
Forum: NSIS Discussion 11th May 2009, 11:40
Replies: 46
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Posted By lewellyn
OK, I've spent the past 3 or 4 days trying to get...

OK, I've spent the past 3 or 4 days trying to get NSIS built. I've come to the conclusion that there's a magic combination that isn't documented well enough.

(Assume Python 2.6.2 and SCons...
Forum: NSIS Discussion 7th May 2009, 19:03
Replies: 46
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Posted By lewellyn
I meant to reply to this the other day and...

I meant to reply to this the other day and forgot.

From the URL you Linked to:



#1 and #3 certainly apply. #2 does not, in our case. So, it's not this particular technology being triggered....
Forum: NSIS Discussion 7th May 2009, 18:55
Replies: 46
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Posted By lewellyn
So... It looks like I've managed to "solve" the...

So... It looks like I've managed to "solve" the issue of the slow startup... Apparently Vista is seeing the name of the exehead in the manifest and applying this special-for-NSIS behavior.

Simply...
Forum: NSIS Discussion 7th May 2009, 11:22
Replies: 2
Views: 1,279
Posted By lewellyn
I suspect congahonga wants to redefine existing...

I suspect congahonga wants to redefine existing functions. As far as I know, this is not possible.
Forum: NSIS Discussion 6th May 2009, 18:33
Replies: 3
Views: 1,380
Posted By lewellyn
It's also in the Sections section of the manual....

It's also in the Sections section of the manual. But there it is not as clearly demonstrated as it is in the ${NSISDIR}\Examples\one-section.nsi example. :)
Forum: NSIS Discussion 6th May 2009, 14:57
Replies: 3
Views: 1,380
Posted By lewellyn
SectionIn RO :)

SectionIn RO

:)
Forum: NSIS Discussion 4th May 2009, 14:46
Replies: 46
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Posted By lewellyn
My experience with the MSDN forum is unpleasant....

My experience with the MSDN forum is unpleasant. So, I think I'll first see if I can figure out what's different between NSIS and other things. :)

And I'm already fairly sure it sees NSIS and does...
Forum: NSIS Discussion 4th May 2009, 14:41
Replies: 46
Views: 15,757
Posted By lewellyn
Hm, I guess that means it's time to look closer...

Hm, I guess that means it's time to look closer at what the large non-NSIS installers that don't have this issue are doing. :P
Forum: NSIS Discussion 4th May 2009, 14:20
Replies: 46
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Posted By lewellyn
Well, the bug tracker has a patch for an updated...

Well, the bug tracker has a patch for an updated manifest (http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=2725883&group_id=22049&atid=373085). Perhaps I'll apply that and rebuild in a few...
Forum: NSIS Discussion 4th May 2009, 13:36
Replies: 46
Views: 15,757
Posted By lewellyn
Wow, I am curious to try that approach. But I'm...

Wow, I am curious to try that approach. But I'm afraid to see the process tree as that starts up. :D

And, I'm not sure one can claim it's really Vista's fault... It seems that if you have a Vista...
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