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[REBOL] Re: Commercializing Rebol

From: petr:krenzelok:trz:cz at: 16-May-2001 22:21

----- Original Message ----- From: "Ken Anthony" <[kenneth--nwinet--com]> To: <[rebol-list--rebol--com]> Sent: Wednesday, May 16, 2001 4:32 PM Subject: [REBOL] Re: Commercializing Rebol
> Just to add my two cents. > > When I'm working on something, I want all the pieces exposed and layed out > in front of me. > > When I give it to my customer, I want it in one package. > > I will worry about size and how to update. While in principle,
> updates are a neat idea, in practice it just leads to job security in the > support department.
not always, sorry. We built our own mechanism here, keeping them very simple. One of my requirements I asked my friends to keep in mind was total independency of Windows registry. While I come to opinion conflict with some other programmers, Win registry is one of the most piggy things about OS. All we do is just - copy and run, and that's important for us. As for our mechanism - we created cetral database of users, and each user has his own .ini file containing his identify info. We can easily let choose all users, certain users, some of departments to sync new files, choose file locations, or let them do complete resync. What is our resync in principle? Just copying files. Let's keep the things simple - it works, if you think out mechanisms before you start to implement projects ... On the contrary, our transport department bought external system done in Visual Foxpro (but it doesn't matter). It's a typical example of MS Windows grown programmers. You have to do several installs and you have to personally visit each station because of registry dependency (as some of modules are not server based) Don't mix Windows app creation guideliness stupidity and general usage of windows/system (or other) directory for app components placement with simple incremental solution which can work 100% flawlessly for you. Those of you using app installers for your own apps inside your company - I can't understand you - that's my message to you :-) There is not more elegant solution than let Novell login script to execute rebol/view script, telling new user new app is coming to his/her desktop, copying all files into one and only app directory, and place icon automatically on desktop. old Amiga motto: KISS :-) Cheers, -pekr-