On the Mac side, it's simply a case of drag and drop of a single folder
from the CD to the hard drive. I don't think any installer can make this
The problem is on the PC side, if you copy the FM files in this manner,
Windows will make them Read Only which is one of the stupidest things ever.
I have seen cheap installers that need a class to learn to use, and I
have seen expensive ones that are easier.
I had some success with WinZip Self Extractor, but lately I am sunk
because I like to install to the Desktop, but the desktop has one path
in Win95, Win98 (c:/windows/desktop), but has a different path in newer
OSes like Win2000, WinXP (c:/somewhere/users/username/desktop/or/some/such).
the only place left to install with something as simple as winzip SE is
c:/. I am going to try this with my next version, but I expect a lot of
tech support calls to the effect of "where did it put the folder?"
I hope someone has a better idea than this.
> I have recently built a Marketable Program with FM Pro Developer that needs
> to have an auto installer. Two Questions.
> Does any one have a reliable suggestion on which auto installer works the
> best without costing me an arm and leg?
> Does anyone know of someone or company who can help me install to our
> program on a regular basis?
> PLEASE SEND ANY INFORMATION YOU CAN... I downloaded Install Shield
> Demo Version and the questions they ask to set up an install are simply
> by me.
> Thanks for any help....
> Jason & Linda Mendenhall
> Business, Home & Garden Inventory Software Team.