Once Again on Deployment
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Fri Jul 14 12:00:08 UTC 2006
On 7/13/06, Dan Shafer <dan at shafermedia.com> wrote:
> I think we're just not paying attention to that. Which
> raises the issue of why most of my clients ask the question anyway.
> Thanks for the reminder. Now I have some great pushback.
Yes - maybe they put it up as some kind of paper tiger, or they are
merely afraid that your installer will cause DLL hell (you should be
able to reassure them on that.)
Maybe they just want a shorter manifest to copy into their remote
desktop management system and virus scanner :)
Although a single executable is nice in the few cases when it still
happens, remind your clients what they already know (and Bert already
said): that most of the world is making distributable apps with heaps
of run-time dependencies (_big_ virtual machines, class files and
libraries.) All Dan Shafer's product might install is a small VM, an
image, a cute icon to run the right image with the right VM, and an
I think standalone executables without installers confuse users these
days. It is no longer the user's job to think about where to install
it, or how to make a shortcut to it.
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