On 2010-03-02, Tony Mechelynck wrote:
> On 02/03/10 16:17, Gary Johnson wrote:
> >On 2010-03-02, Steve Hall wrote:
> >>On Mon, 2010-03-01 at 23:36 -0500, Benjamin R. Haskell wrote:
> >>>Is the "without Cream" version the Self-installing
> >>Both Windows installers on the Cream download page
> >> http://cream.sourceforge.net/download.html
> >>are self-installing versions of gVim. Cream is simply a runtime
> >>configuration that requires a "regular" installation alongside. Even
> >>if you get the wrong installer, default gVim will be available, and
> >>you can't use Cream unless you select it's Start Menu/Desktop icon.
> >>The only advantage to the non-Cream installer is it's console vim.exe
> >>and related batch files. (Perhaps I should include these in the Cream
> >>version so there's never a problem. Would it be too disturbing for
> >>non-Cream users to have it on disk?)
> >Are you suggesting that there be just one installer to replace the
> >current Cream and non-Cream installers? If so, what would the
> >Windows Explorer context menu contain? I would think that Cream
> >users would want to be able to select only gvim with Cream
> >and that non-Cream users would want to be able to select only
> >gvim without Cream.
> Well, what about:
> [x] Install vim.exe (Vim for use in the dos-box)
> [x] Install gvim.exe (the Vim GUI)
> (select at least one)
> [x] Also install Cream
> [x] Set up a _vimrc if I don't yet have one
> [x] Set up .bat scripts to help starting Vim
> Install Vim in: [ C:\Program Files ] \Vim\vim72
> or something similar?
That looks good to me, but then I know what it means.
I suppose Cream could be included among the customization options
that the current installer has, but that would be more confusing and
would lead to errors by newcomers.
One nice thing about having two, separate installers (at the Cream
site) is that the link to each installer can be next to an entire
paragraph describing each one. I think that is clearer to newcomers
than presenting a Cream-yes-or-no check box with no explanation.
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