Setup Programs: InstallShield vs PCInstall vs WISE vs...? 
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 Setup Programs: InstallShield vs PCInstall vs WISE vs...?

What do you think.  Tried InstallShield Express 2.0, too limited.

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Wed, 19 Jul 2000 03:00:00 GMT  
 Setup Programs: InstallShield vs PCInstall vs WISE vs...?

Quote:
> What do you think.  Tried InstallShield Express 2.0, too limited.

I've tried Install Shield Express 2.0, Wise Install 5.0, and Setup
Factory.  All pretty good, but the best is Wise Install by far.

I've noticed that when installing big apps Install Sheild and Setup
Factory setups always take forever to load.  Wise Install setups don't.

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Wed, 19 Jul 2000 03:00:00 GMT  
 Setup Programs: InstallShield vs PCInstall vs WISE vs...?

I, personally, think InstallShield sucks!  It's a dog when installing large apps with it
and it's got a Frankenstein interface.  Wise Install is a good program, but I have found
that I actually like Setup Specialist MUCH better than any I have tried.  I even bought
it.  

Just my $0.02 worth!

EC

Quote:

>> What do you think.  Tried InstallShield Express 2.0, too limited.

>I've tried Install Shield Express 2.0, Wise Install 5.0, and Setup
>Factory.  All pretty good, but the best is Wise Install by far.

>I've noticed that when installing big apps Install Sheild and Setup
>Factory setups always take forever to load.  Wise Install setups don't.

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Thu, 20 Jul 2000 03:00:00 GMT  
 Setup Programs: InstallShield vs PCInstall vs WISE vs...?



Quote:
> I, personally, think InstallShield sucks!  It's a dog when installing large apps with it
> and it's got a Frankenstein interface.  Wise Install is a good program, but I have found
> that I actually like Setup Specialist MUCH better than any I have tried.  I even bought
> it.  

Which we get from where?

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Thu, 20 Jul 2000 03:00:00 GMT  
 Setup Programs: InstallShield vs PCInstall vs WISE vs...?

Thought I would jump in here...I have been trying out InstallShield
Express, and found the tech support to be excellent,  very prompt and
courteous.  As for the product itself...I really like it.

Just my two cents worth.
Wendy

Quote:

> As far as Wise technical support is concerned, I have had only prompt and
> helpful encounters with them.  I was very pleased with their technical
> support.



> >You might be interested to know that the default scripts included with
> >Wise 5.0g do not install Crystal Reports properly for both VB4 and
> >VB5.  The VB4 puts the files in the wrong dirs, and the VB5 is missing
> >files.  The scripting language that Wise is based upon is also horrid.
> >The Wise tech support is also non-existant.  You would be wise to stay
> >away from Wise.

> >ds



> >>> I, personally, think InstallShield sucks!  It's a dog when installing
> large apps with it
> >>> and it's got a Frankenstein interface.  Wise Install is a good program,
> but I have found
> >>> that I actually like Setup Specialist MUCH better than any I have tried.
> I even bought
> >>> it.



Sat, 22 Jul 2000 03:00:00 GMT  
 Setup Programs: InstallShield vs PCInstall vs WISE vs...?

You might be interested to know that the default scripts included with
Wise 5.0g do not install Crystal Reports properly for both VB4 and
VB5.  The VB4 puts the files in the wrong dirs, and the VB5 is missing
files.  The scripting language that Wise is based upon is also horrid.
The Wise tech support is also non-existant.  You would be wise to stay
away from Wise.

ds

Quote:


>> I, personally, think InstallShield sucks!  It's a dog when installing large apps with it
>> and it's got a Frankenstein interface.  Wise Install is a good program, but I have found
>> that I actually like Setup Specialist MUCH better than any I have tried.  I even bought
>> it.  



Sun, 23 Jul 2000 03:00:00 GMT  
 Setup Programs: InstallShield vs PCInstall vs WISE vs...?

As far as Wise technical support is concerned, I have had only prompt and
helpful encounters with them.  I was very pleased with their technical
support.


Quote:

>You might be interested to know that the default scripts included with
>Wise 5.0g do not install Crystal Reports properly for both VB4 and
>VB5.  The VB4 puts the files in the wrong dirs, and the VB5 is missing
>files.  The scripting language that Wise is based upon is also horrid.
>The Wise tech support is also non-existant.  You would be wise to stay
>away from Wise.

>ds



>>> I, personally, think InstallShield sucks!  It's a dog when installing
large apps with it
>>> and it's got a Frankenstein interface.  Wise Install is a good program,
but I have found
>>> that I actually like Setup Specialist MUCH better than any I have tried.
I even bought
>>> it.



Sun, 23 Jul 2000 03:00:00 GMT  
 Setup Programs: InstallShield vs PCInstall vs WISE vs...?

Yeah, wait until you compile a huge app and then try to distribute it....  SLOW AS COLD
MOLASESS RUNNING UP HILL.  You'll love it!

EC

Quote:

>Thought I would jump in here...I have been trying out InstallShield
>Express, and found the tech support to be excellent,  very prompt and
>courteous.  As for the product itself...I really like it.

>Just my two cents worth.
>Wendy


>> As far as Wise technical support is concerned, I have had only prompt and
>> helpful encounters with them.  I was very pleased with their technical
>> support.



>> >You might be interested to know that the default scripts included with
>> >Wise 5.0g do not install Crystal Reports properly for both VB4 and
>> >VB5.  The VB4 puts the files in the wrong dirs, and the VB5 is missing
>> >files.  The scripting language that Wise is based upon is also horrid.
>> >The Wise tech support is also non-existant.  You would be wise to stay
>> >away from Wise.

>> >ds



>> >>> I, personally, think InstallShield sucks!  It's a dog when installing
>> large apps with it
>> >>> and it's got a Frankenstein interface.  Wise Install is a good program,
>> but I have found
>> >>> that I actually like Setup Specialist MUCH better than any I have tried.
>> I even bought
>> >>> it.

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Mon, 24 Jul 2000 03:00:00 GMT  
 Setup Programs: InstallShield vs PCInstall vs WISE vs...?

Hi,
On a similar note, I was wondering whether anyone has came across an
VB5 app install program that does the following. The way we plan to
distribute our VB5 apps to the rest of the company is to deploy all
our activex dlls to the user's local machines, but keep the main exe
on the network drive. So we need an install program which would...

1) Unregister an existing version of an ActiveX component if it was
already on the user's system.
2) Copy down the new component to the user's machine.
3) Register the new component.
4) Create a shortcut to the exe on the network.

Has anyone ever tried something like this? If so what products did you
use for the application installation?

Thanks, in advance.

Colm Hoare,

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Tue, 25 Jul 2000 03:00:00 GMT  
 Setup Programs: InstallShield vs PCInstall vs WISE vs...?

Twofold answer...  

I purchased and use SetUp Factory and I am so far happy with it.

SetUp Factory will as you desire in this post allow you to run a (or
many) batch file or program as part of the install and you may specify
when to execute (before install, after install, etc.)  It will bind it
into the single install exe as well.  You could conceivable write a
batch file to do what you wish and incorporate it.  For the action
that you list, be sure to include REGSVR32.EXE (sp?) as one of the
files you install so that you can rely on it being on the pc for your
batch file to execute properly.

The un-installer generated allows the execution of custom one
program/batch file.



Quote:
>Hi,
>On a similar note, I was wondering whether anyone has came across an
>VB5 app install program that does the following. The way we plan to
>distribute our VB5 apps to the rest of the company is to deploy all
>our activex dlls to the user's local machines, but keep the main exe
>on the network drive. So we need an install program which would...

>1) Unregister an existing version of an ActiveX component if it was
>already on the user's system.
>2) Copy down the new component to the user's machine.
>3) Register the new component.
>4) Create a shortcut to the exe on the network.

>Has anyone ever tried something like this? If so what products did you
>use for the application installation?

>Thanks, in advance.

>Colm Hoare,

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