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  • #16
    Re: Single File Alpha 5 Installation Maker (APPin Plugin Beta)

    Astrum and bytessence are not the same unless they merge somehow.

    I have looked at both, although it has been a while.
    Astrum shows a price, but they don't take your money. At least, that was how it was the last time I was there.

    I just re-visited astrum site. You cannot pay even if you want to.

    As a one file installer, it works perfect for me. I can install the server files and/or install the runtime with the shadow already made including the shortcuts and other I may need on the desktop.
    By installing both from one file, you have both installs in the one file and ask which to install.
    I prefer making 2 installs. One for the server and a separate one for the workstations.

    It seems many installers today are free. Many have just gone away.

    Some people have gone to zip file methods. It works, but just a little harder to set up and harder to implement at a site far away. A really good batch file included can be your best friend.
    Last edited by DaveM; 02-03-2015, 05:04 PM.
    Dave Mason
    dave@aldadesktop.com
    Skype is dave.mason46

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    • #17
      Re: Single File Alpha 5 Installation Maker (APPin Plugin Beta)

      I'm less than 2 months away from releasing version 2.0 which will have a alot of modifications and capabilities I did not have time to fit into my original release. Version 2.0 will also be documented and have a simplier interface. As always, the plugin will rely on the Inno Installation engine. I will post a definitive date at a later time.
      Thanks,
      James

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      • #18
        Re: Single File Alpha 5 Installation Maker (APPin Plugin Beta)

        James,

        New to Inno Setup:
        On Inno Setup I cannot seem to launch the program with the splash screen after update completed.


        My script:
        [Run]
        Filename: "{app}\A5v11Runtime\alpha5.exe"; Description: "{cm:LaunchProgram,{#StringChange(MyAppName, '&', '&&')}}"; Parameters: """{app}\whc.adb"" -splash=""cms_logo.jpg"" -title=""Transport Network""
        -icon=""cms.ico"""; Flags: nowait postinstall skipifsilent

        Can you assist ?

        Walter

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        • #19
          Re: Single File Alpha 5 Installation Maker (APPin Plugin Beta)

          Walter, Im happy to assist if I can. Let me make sure I understand the issue:

          It looks like you used the Appin plugin and successfully created an installation exe. When you run the installation script, it installs the program but on the last screen the checkbox (checked) to open the application does not open the application. If this is correct, please answer the following otherwise describe your issue in more detail.
          1. The Appin plugin utilizes a user created file to execute Alpha's command line options. Can you attach the file you used so I can check it for error's? I prefer to use the source even though you included the text in your original message.
          2. You first message called it an "update". Did you create a "full install" before the update? Did the command line options in the full install work correctly?



          Let me know.
          Thanks,
          James

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          • #20
            Re: Single File Alpha 5 Installation Maker (APPin Plugin Beta)

            James,

            I am not using the plugin - all manually coded.
            1. Do you mean the .iss file ? - I copy the icon files as well - they are working 100% - it opens the splash screens as well.
            2. Yes, this question relates to a full install or an update. I want the user to choose to open the application once installed or updated. It is a tick box at the end on the installation

            The code in my original message works, it is only the splash screen NOT showing.


            [Icons]
            ;Name: "{app}\{#MyAppName}"; Filename: "{app}\A5v11Runtime\alpha5.exe"; WorkingDir: "{app}"; IconFilename: "{app}\cms.ico"; Parameters: "whc.adb"
            Name: "{app}\{#MyAppName}"; Filename: "{app}\A5v11Runtime\alpha5.exe"; WorkingDir: "{app}"; IconFilename: "{app}\cms.ico"; Parameters: """{app}\whc.adb"" -splash=""cms_logo.jpg"" -title=""Transport Network"" -icon=""cms.ico""";


            Name: "{group}\{#MyAppName}"; Filename: "{app}\A5v11Runtime\alpha5.exe"; WorkingDir: "{app}"; IconFilename: "{app}\cms.ico"; Parameters: """{app}\whc.adb"" -splash=""cms_logo.jpg"" -title=""Transport Network"" -icon=""cms.ico""";
            Name: "{commondesktop}\{#MyAppName}"; Filename: "{app}\A5v11Runtime\alpha5.exe"; WorkingDir: "{app}"; IconFilename: "{app}\cms.ico"; Parameters: """{app}\whc.adb"" -splash=""cms_logo.jpg"" -title=""Transport Network"" -icon=""cms.ico""";
            Name: "{group}\Uninstall {#MyAppName}"; Filename: "{uninstallexe}"; WorkingDir: "{app}"


            [Run]
            Filename: "{app}\A5v11Runtime\alpha5.exe"; Description: "{cm:LaunchProgram,{#StringChange(MyAppName, '&', '&&')}}"; Parameters: """{app}\whc.adb"" -splash=""cms_logo.jpg"" -title=""Transport Network"" -icon=""cms.ico"""; Flags: nowait postinstall skipifsilent

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            • #21
              Re: Single File Alpha 5 Installation Maker (APPin Plugin Beta)

              Walter, if you are only having an issue with you splash screen, I don't think it is an issue with Inno. My plugin creates the icons and Run command a little differently. As such, you may want to try the following:

              Create a file called "startup.txt" and include the following:
              Code:
              -ICON ="cms"
              -SPLASH="cms_logo.jpg"
              -TITLE="Transport Network"
              Change your Inno code to:
              Code:
              [Run]
              Filename: "{app}\A5v11Runtime\alpha5.exe"; Description: "{cm:LaunchProgram,{#StringChange(MyAppName, '&', '&&')}}"; Parameters: """{app}\whc.adb"" -INCLUDE=""{app}\startup.txt"""; Flags: nowait postinstall skipifsilent
              If this works, change your parameters code in the [Icon] section. You may also want to try and change the "nowait" flag to "shellexec".

              I'm not sure why your runtime is in the "{app}" directory when it is usually in the "{pf}" directory. Change if this is the case.

              One last thing, if none of this works, try using a .bmp file instead.

              Let me know how it goes.
              Thanks,
              James

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              • #22
                Re: Single File Alpha 5 Installation Maker (APPin Plugin Beta)

                Hi James,

                Thanks for the reply.
                I like the startup.txt file - makes it a bit easier.

                OK, I have tried all your suggestions and changes, but it will not open with the splash screen.
                I have added the startup.txt file to the other icons, and with those icons it works with the .jpg and a .bmp splash file.

                Code:
                [Icons]
                
                Name: "{app}\{#MyAppName}"; Filename: "{app}\A5v11Runtime\alpha5.exe"; WorkingDir: "{app}"; IconFilename: "{app}\cms.ico"; Parameters:  """{app}\whc.adb"" -INCLUDE=""{app}\startup.txt""";
                Name: "{group}\{#MyAppName}"; Filename: "{app}\A5v11Runtime\alpha5.exe"; WorkingDir: "{app}"; IconFilename: "{app}\cms.ico"; Parameters:  """{app}\whc.adb"" -INCLUDE=""{app}\startup.txt""";
                Name: "{commondesktop}\{#MyAppName}"; Filename: "{app}\A5v11Runtime\alpha5.exe"; WorkingDir: "{app}"; IconFilename: "{app}\cms.ico"; Parameters:  """{app}\whc.adb"" -INCLUDE=""{app}\startup.txt""";
                Changed the splash file to a .bmp - no difference
                I also tried shellexec in place of nowait - no difference.
                Code:
                [Run]
                Filename: "{app}\A5v11Runtime\alpha5.exe"; Description: "{cm:LaunchProgram,{#StringChange(MyAppName, '&', '&&')}}"; Parameters: """{app}\whc.adb"" -INCLUDE=""{app}\startup.txt"""; Flags: nowait postinstall skipifsilent

                Regards

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                • #23
                  Re: APPin v2.0 released

                  Appin version 2.0 has been released. Below is your link to download a copy. Please uninstall version 1.* before you install. Please do not post any remarks concerning v2.0 here. Instead use the new thread created for v2.0.
                  Thanks,
                  James

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