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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-10-05 23:05:05

on Fri Oct 05 2007, Douglas Gregor <> wrote:

> 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.

It's a feature of NSIS, so it's probably already acheivable through

Dave Abrahams
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