[REBOL] Useless --noinstall option
From: rebol-list2::seznam::cz at: 16-Dec-2002 16:53
does anybody know how to use the --noinstall option?
In the documentation I can see:
--noinstall (-i) Do not install (View)
but if I try to start Rebol using this command line:
rebol-view.exe -cs --noinstall --script R-box2/rbox.r language en
...on computer where there is no Rebol installed yet, will display
the Rebol install screen with the SAVE button - if I press this
button the console screens appears with only one possiblity:
press any key to quit :(
SO - it's almost impossible to use Rebol on CDs! Now it's a
cristmass time, a lot of people is making PF03 CDs full of Macromedia
files, it would be good time to spread Rebol a little bit to users who
don't know about it yet, but it's not possible:( Or should I include
readme file with somethink like this:
"Hi this is good game but first you have to download this file from
this page then run the file to install this program and if you install
it correctly you can run the other file to run the game."
It's nice that RT is thinking about multimedia but they should first
fix such a problems, because it's a key feature to run some script
without installing Rebol itself.
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:(
And don't tell me I need to buy Encap to run Rebol app. without
installation, because I don't need to have my code crypted.
Crypted code kills the Rebolution!
I consider the not working --noinstall option as a serious bug and
I will write it to feedback as this one stupid bug:
1. write this script into some dir (not a root dir and not in )
view layout [
button "test" [read %..]
2. run this script by doubleclicking the icon or from command line, if
the Security check appears press YES (do not press ALLOW ALL!) then
press the TEST button (another security window should popup) press YES
again and then press some key ->
RESULT: empty console screen appears!!
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