Re: [greenstone-users] Messages for Greenstone CDs while installation

From Michael Dewsnip
DateWed, 06 Jul 2005 16:45:46 +1200
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] Messages for Greenstone CDs while installation
In-Reply-To (005601c57d64$74c2eb20$3501a8c0-Jack)
Hi Jack,

> When we make a CDROM of a Greenstone collection and give to somebody,
> I noticed 2 problems. (In fact once I was discouraged from making use
> of Greenstone for CD-based collections, because for my colleague, the
> sample Greenstone CD seemed confusing)
>
> I would like to know how I can change them:
>
> 1. Now-a-days browsers are standard part of all computer systems (I
> think so). But while installing a Greenstone collection, it’ll
> prompt the user whether he wants to install a browser or not.
> For a novice user, this may be confusing and misleading. How can
> I avoid this step while installation.
> 2. After finishing the installation, there’s no message to the user
> that “Go to the Start menu and there will be a new entry called
> Greenstone. Go there and click on the collection name”. How can
> I add such a message for the user?
>
The exported collections installer is a C++ program, so both these
points will require changes to this code. If you're familiar with C++
Windows programming then we can send you the code. (I don't think it has
been changed for years though so it might not even compile with new
compilers!)

One alternative is to create a "no-installation" CD-ROM, where nothing
is installed on the user's machine and everything is run from the CD.
This obviously runs a bit slower but it avoids all these installation
issues. Let me know if you would like further details on this.

Regards,

Michael