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Re: [Chicken-hackers] Windows binary limited to C:\Program Files

From: felix winkelmann
Subject: Re: [Chicken-hackers] Windows binary limited to C:\Program Files
Date: Tue, 7 Nov 2006 07:53:35 +0100

On 11/5/06, Brandon J. Van Every <address@hidden> wrote:
Unless some new mechanism was added for MSVC, the Windows binary is
hardwired for C:\Program Files.  That's not so great, although it does
sidestep the issue of "real" installation.  The .zip binary contains no
documentation of this, nor any of the usual READMEs or
INSTALL-CMake.txt, for that matter.  The method of installation should
at least be documented.

Just for the record: the READMEs (including the note about the installation
path) are buried in Chicken\share\chicken\doc\README. But this is next
to useless, of course, as it really should be in the toplevel.

Anyway, hardwired paths are bad, the CMake build is the only method
that works on Windows and I don't have the time or energy to start
doing it right (i.e. runtime path configuration and a proper installer).



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