[futurebasic] Re: Installer avoidance

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From: RMMerrill@...
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 1997 10:14:52 -0500 (EST)
To Chris, George, Terence and Tedd...

Thanks for your responses to my installer query. My help file is created 
by the PG Topics.FLTR and help.FLTR, which create a "Pascal 
Converter.(B11)Document" [whatever that is] - at least that is what a Get 
File Info tells me :-).  It is also currently 144K bytes.

I do not have Function Junction nor have I any intention of getting it at 
this time. So thanks for the offer, Tedd, but no thanks, not now anyway. 
And Terence, what do you mean by:

>(Now that I think of it, you may find "FN CopyFiles" more useful.)

From whence commeth FN CopyFiles (Function Junction, maybe?)?

I'm leaning toward your advice, George, your situation sounds very 
similar to mine, and it is probably very comforting to have Smaller 
Installer on hand, ready to go at any time, and no _annual_ fee. Heck, if 
it is good 'nuf for Staz (didn't FutureBASIC come wrapped in the Smaller 
Installer?) it is good enough for me. :-))

Thanks guys,

     -=  Bob (-:



>>My finished application consists of one application file and one help
>>file. These both easily fit on a floppy disk.
>>
>>The user can easily copy the application to their hard drive, but how can
>>I get the help file into the user's preferences folder?
>>
>>I realize that there are several commercial installers to do just this,
>>but it seems like such over-kill for just two files.
>>
>>Is there an easy way to create an application that will copy these two
>>files to their ultimate destinations- i.e. an installer, but a simplified
>>one that can be written in FB?
>>
>>Otherwise it seems I have to buy the Smaller Installer and Compact Pro
>>for a total of about $200.00 to do the job.
>>
>>What say ye, list members?
>>
>>TIA,
>>
>>     -=  Bob (-: