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    command line options when installing runtime

    The question is: Are there any? I thought I saw a post from one of the Rabin's on this a long time ago. Can't find it if I ever saw it. Reason is to install runtime silently/quietly without anyone seeing it. Would save me a lot of work.

    Thanks for any help in advance.
    Last edited by DaveM; 01-26-2013, 11:28 AM.
    Dave Mason
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    Skype is dave.mason46

    Re: command line options when installing runtime

    I would also like to hide the presence of Alpha elsewhere.
    It's the only development platform whose brand name and logo creeps in insidiously.
    I dont see this in MS Access apps, Clipper, Borland, dBase etc

    It;s one of the things that makes my prospective clients do a double take when demo-ing and requires some explaining their involvement (exposure) to a another lesser known partner. They don't need to know and to try understand these things - the layers that we understand always underpin their application.
    Last edited by Ray in Capetown; 01-26-2013, 01:53 AM.


      Re: command line options when installing runtime

      Hi Dave,

      Are you thinking about Bootstrap?

      Ray, there is "Branding", which is an addon from Alpha that removes Alpha's name from various popup dialogs. Contact [email protected].
      Keith Hubert
      Alpha Guild Member
      KHDB Management Systems
      Skype = keith.hubert

      For your day-to-day Needs, you Need an Alpha Database!


        Re: command line options when installing runtime


        NO! I am talking about command line options on install. It's like the command line options when you start runtime for an app. the only one I want is and automatic so a user cannot change or even see any setting on runtime install to a new computer.


        Keith has a point about branding. I never used it and have managed just fine(so far) with a lot of work.
        Dave Mason
        [email protected]
        Skype is dave.mason46


          Re: command line options when installing runtime

          Keith and Dave - from the posts Ive read on branding utility is not positive and then comes version compatibility issues.
          Its not so much wanting to hide Alpha as not to have it so everpresent, they are supplying us a database framework, not the resulting program design. Yes I replace logos and window titles etc.


            Re: command line options when installing runtime

            I think replacing logos and windows titles helps, but the hardest part is catching possible errors before they pop up the alpha name on top.

            I change alpha.exe to alda.exe and since my company name is alda, the other files like a5*** just fit right in there.

            I have never used branding.

            Right now, I just need to know if there are useable command line options for the runtime installer where I can make it install quietly and/or in the background so a user can't change anything. I use astrum installer, so command line is not a problem on install.
            Last edited by DaveM; 01-26-2013, 01:20 PM.
            Dave Mason
            [email protected]
            Skype is dave.mason46


              Re: command line options when installing runtime

              Selwyn gave me the answer.

              One email to Richard and Selwyn sent the answer via a pdf of how wise install works. All done within a couple hours. Try that with any other company.

              I simply made a shortcut on the desktop as shown( notice the (space)/s at the end). All I have to do after the install is to delete the alpha shortcut, change the alpha5.exe to alda.exe and I am in business and delete the extra short that I made.

              Last edited by DaveM; 01-26-2013, 03:50 PM.
              Dave Mason
              [email protected]
              Skype is dave.mason46