Thanx for great work. NSIS is cool.
Time has come to use NSIS in my commercial application. Some features I've missed in current version (was 2.05), are:
1. Compression progress. Very useful feature when you installer is about ~30 mb and you are using LZMA, since your computer looks like freezed. And "must have" with BIG installers.
2. File @list support. support of filelists for FILE script command. for example I need to include in my installer some files for redistribution from the other kit, only 100 files from 300. 100 FILE commands? I think that's ugly. I couldn't just copy them to a separate folder and compress using /r since the installer should compile at any computer (we have kit at every, but create a special 100 mb folder :-O).
3. Exeheads export. Actually I've implemented first two features to the makensis, but... I don't like my exeheads, they are usually some KB's larger than original ones, so... It would be very usefull if makensis will have an option like /EXEHEADS, to export them all in three separate exe files. So I'll be able to create new makensis with your exeheads.
Last time I solved the problem by creating the null installers and stripping nsis data sections. very ugly way, and now 2.06 is out, and...
( This time I'll compile exeheads of course (with 2mb installers it doesn't matter), but anyway.
Added file syntax:
FILE [/a] @filelist SourceFolder
filelist - file with files list
SourceFolder - all the files from the list are searched at this folder (relative to it).
Attached file contains modified sources (ugly, I know
here is the link to my build of NSIS 2.06 with first 2 features implemented:
NSIS 2.06 Brainsucker's Build