[REBOL] Re: Useless --noinstall option
From: petr:krenzelok:trz:cz at: 16-Dec-2002 20:22
Graham Chiu wrote:
> On Mon, 16 Dec 2002 16:53:55 +0100
> RebOldes <[rebol-list2--seznam--cz]> wrote:
>> Anyway, what is the Rebol installation? It copy itself to some
>> folder It looks for SMTP server, adds the HOME and PRODUCT values
>> into registry, make some empty folder as %public/ and %local/ and
>> creates the %user.r file. Is it so important? I think NO, it just
>> make Rebol useless on machines where the user has no rights to write
>> into the registry:(
> What happens if you create some dummy network settings, and the
> correct file structure on the cd? Is it just the registry settings
> that need to be done?
Rebol registry settings cause nothing less than trouble! It goes from
View to IOS. It is really interesting to see, how magicians at RT still
adhere to so called MS guidelines ;-)
- some time ago there was bad bug, which ignored --install option, when
rebol was started from different location ... last I checked it seemed
to be OK? But maybe it is not, if Oldes reports some bugs. Oldes, try to
use .bat file to change path to the location of rebol.exe and launch
rebol from your .bat file ...
- RT does not offer browser plug-ins, so one less reason to use registry.
- noone imo uses .r suffix in association with rebol directly? I prefer
my text editor to be launched for .r instead of rebol for e.g.
- IOS could work nicely from USB handydrive, but it can't easily. Even
if you launch it from USB device, it looks into registry and synces back
to your HD! (AltME offers "run from current location" or so at least ...)
So, I would welcome open-minded reply in that regard - what is the
feature, which apparently makes developers unhappy and causes more
trouble than it brings good, good for?
As for me - I would completly reverse the logic - no-install by default
- the same goes for SDK - no registry functions by default ...