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From: Douglas Gregor (doug.gregor_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-10-05 21:46:03

On Oct 5, 2007, at 12:58 PM, Daniel Wallin wrote:

> Douglas Gregor wrote:
>> some things that BBv2 can't do (my favorite: graphical installers),
> Can it create graphical installers that are actually useful to us? For
> example, can the installer download the binaries one by one rather
> than
> including all of them in the exe?

I don't recall seeing this feature, but I don't know for certain.

> If not, there's very little that indicate this would be any easier
> to do
> with CMake than with BBv2. It's not like it's impossible, or even very
> hard, to output and build NSIS code.

Well, except that CMake builds installers for many kinds of platforms
already. The incremental cost of adding the feature you mention to
CMake/CPack (assuming it isn't there) is far less than the cost of
extending BBv2 with support for NSIS, Mac OS X packages, RPMs, Debian
packages, etc.

        - Doug

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