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Re: Where is the good installer
by Joe User on Tue 12th Jul 2005 22:42 UTC
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I mean the one you just unzip into a directory and you are done. All they have is some silly executable and I sure don't want that.

LOL With radically opposed stand points, I doubt everybody will be happy!

As for myself, I don't call a zipped archive an installer! Unzipping an archive is fine for beta testing, but in the end one need a setup.exe, at least for the end user.

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actualy i am more fond of the zip file, didnt have to wait for anything to be installed, could stick it on a usb stick and use it at school even tho i dont have necessary permissions to install software... guess i am stuck using the old one...

wonder if you could install, zip up the fifefox folder and go from there....

why would a user care more about "installing" than just unzipping...

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wonder if you could install, zip up the fifefox folder and go from there....

Yes you can do this. I have done this with older versions of IE because I need to have several versions of IE at the same time on my computer when I test my web pages to check out backward compatibility. It'll work just fine with FF.

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by on Tue 12th Jul 2005 22:49 in reply to "Re: Where is the good installer"
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oh and it was cool to have the installed version and the zipped version, i could have one with my accelerator and one without...

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I am a developer, but not a Firefox developer. So, I am an end user for Firefox and the only good installer is me. I don't want a program messing with the registry or other nonsense when installing. I just want to unzip to a directory and go.

I have no idea what you mean by stand points.

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