[futurebasic] Re [X-FB] Re Request For Comments: Software Installer

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From: "Pete" <furbies@...>
Date: Sat, 27 Feb 1999 00:30:59 +1100
>>The software author creates as many different language versions of their
>>software as needed
>>Then they can either create several different installers. one for each
>>language or they can create one BIG installer and and in the installer
>>script, define
>>which set is which and then the installer would figure out which to install
>>what do ya think ??
>generally it is the text and perhaps a graphic resource or two
>that change - it seems a mega waste of space/bandwidth and whatever
>if 'n' localisations means that 'n' versions of the app will
>in fact be hidden in the installer.
>The substitution of just the needed resources seems a compact
>way to do things, as well as encouraging localisations, by
>indicating how few things rally need to change in order
>to do this.

I think writing an installer that "builds" an app based on the language used
on the mac would be way beyond what i can do

having a multiversion as I described it above would work fine if the
software was on a CD-Rom...