|Subject:||Re: [Bug-gnubg] Win SSE2 detection exe|
|Date:||Tue, 15 Sep 2009 14:01:19 +0000|
I don't think that's the best approach, people in general will not know what SSE|
is and the vast majority will just be able to run the SSE version anyway.
An installer has to be idiot-proof, I know inno-setup isn't that customisable,
ideally just install the SSE versions if the utility passes (otherwise they will
have to go find the non-SSE version).
Of course another option is to re-add the fallback to non-sse code, I'm against
this - hopefully we'll be able to try compiling the whole code with auto-SSE
optimisations soon and then (if it's faster) that version will not be able to
fallback to non-sse.
Massimiliano Maini wrote:
> Two things I could do:
> for each of the 6 exes (gnubg, gnubg-cli, bearoffdump, makebearoff, makeyper
> and makeweights) I can put the 2 versions (sse2 and nosse) in the installer.
> Then create one .bat file that executes one or the other exe depending on the
> outcome of the test. Bad, IMHO.
> Maybe it's simlper to have the installer ASK the user if the wants SSE2 or not,
> and install the appropriate exes. I'll try this.
> 2009/9/15 Michael Petch :
>> On 15/09/09 4:59 AM, "Massimiliano Maini" wrote:
>>> I've more or less dropped the idea of having the installation
>>> automatically choose which exe is needed, InnoSetup makes it a bit
>> I have one recommendation, and its based on some experience so far. Someone
>> came to me and had GnuBG running on a VIA processor without sse support.
>> Ultimately I had to have them download the no sse files, install them on
>> Vista (which present security headaches because its in c:\program file).
>> After renaming the files everything was fine. The suggestion by the user was
>> "why not have a non sse installer and an sse installer?". If we don't do an
>> sse check and decide for them, maybe make it easier for those who aren't
>> computer savvy by creating a second install for them in the event we ask
>> them to try the other version.
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