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last night. This[^] movie has some great actors in it and the Rudyard Kipling story that it is based on is superb. The best part though, is that when this movie was released, and my friends and I went to see it back in '75, I ended up with a nickname that stuck with me all through university and for several years after that. I became known as "Peachy", though it had more to do with the fuzz growing on my face at the time than it did with my last name.
Chris Meech I am Canadian. [heard in a local bar]
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The InstallShield development team is #2 on my list of "Those-put-against-the-wall-when-the-revolution-comes" (*). The last time I tried to use it, it was a bloated pig that would not, out of the box, create an installer for even a single EXE. You had to manually edit the MSI files it created to make them work. I spent three weeks trying to create an installer for our product using it. We had purchased the 'international' version, which was supposed to support localized installers for European and Far Eastern languages. When I discovered that we also had to spend $500 per language, we abandoned it. I replicated all of our work to that point using Inno Setup[^] in less than a single day.
(*) The number #1 spot, of course, is occupied by the Lotus Notes team.
We have been using InstallShield for a dozen years now starting with the Express 3.5 and moving to the Premier 11.5. I feel your pain! I had to make modifications to a few of our installations earlier this month. After a bit of , , and , I searched for alternatives and found this http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/best-free-setup-builder.htm[^]. I haven't had the time to try any of them yet, so can't recommend any. Our biggest obstacle would be the bundled components. (merge modules)
Believe me, I've looked at alternatives. There are a few good ones (most mentioned by others here), but our clients insist on using InstallShield. Their main reason is probably because it can do everything (provided you can figure out how)
I think you should never try to do anything fancy in the installer. Use whatever (including the one built into Visual Studio) installation building software you want to create a trivial installer, then launch a configuration exe. That way, you can use C# to write a simple application for managing the configuration settings of your app. Launch it at the end of the installation, and let your users run it any time they want to modify the configuration settings. Way better than trying to do it in the brain dead installer.
Do you believe the end of the world, just like what the film 2012 told us.Many people think that 2012 is just a commercial speculation， not the true. but i think, the result is true, it is just the business of time. The film 2012 will be our future if we also do what we did before, product many bad thing to nature, only destroy it, no protection, then we will be die, or our children and grandchildren may die. so , do something good for the nature, this must be good. _______________ Life will be more perfect by driving simulator and Tablet PC
Did you find that ? the winter is colder and colder year by year, and the summer is more and more hot. i have remmenber that they are not like this in my childhood, the environment is more and more bad now, i think there must be a punish by nature one day. we must protect the environment now, and do not do something bad for it, then we can live a good life. ____________________ Life will be more perfect by driving simulator and Tablet PC
Indeed. In fact since the 1750's the Earth has warmed by as much as 0.4C. Of course how much of that is due the the quadrupling of the human population and the advent of the industrial revolution, and how much is due to more accurate measurements is uncertain.
We do know, however, that the alterations in orbit, solar output, volcanic effects and seismic activity do have a massive effect on the atmosphere, and certainly more than us mere humans could achieve.
One large volcanic release causes more change on a global level than hundreds of years of human activity, so one must be wary of any claims not based on evidence, but on belief.
--------------------------------- I will never again mention that I was the poster of the One Millionth Lounge Post, nor that it was complete drivel. Dalek Dave
It's just that there is so much evidence, and it's often contradictionary - so to make any sence of it, you have to put in a real effort - and even then you really can't be cretain about the conclusions - belief, on the other hand, is just so much easier, so in the end decisions are mostly based on belief.
And what do we know about people who are dead wrong? They're usually better at grabbing the attention, etc. So perhaps the toss of a coin would, in general, provide a better decision model. (But then some people would probably cheat ...)
Weather goes in cycles. I remember winters with heavy snowfall and winters with no snowfall, summers win no rain and summers with so much rain there were continual landslides where I now live. My parents and grandparents remember years with severe drought and years with excessive rain.
Where I currently live, there is a definite yearly pattern where we have a cold snap in October and a nice warm period in early November. Likewise, in late spring, it will warm and then we'll get hit with a very cold storm in May or early June. For the longest time, some of the local weathermen would act like this was a big surprise. Fortunately, they now said "as expected" or "like every year since recorded history."
On top of all nature doesn't really care. It just is. There is very strong evidence, in fact, that the 20th century was an anomaly--that it was IN GENERAL unusually moderate in many climes. Just be glad we aren't living during the Younger Dryas.
Oh, and don't forget the "Blizzard of 1977." I lived east of Buffalo and have pictures of mountainous snow piles on my street. I was also remembering when I moved to my current state 21 years ago; it was during the coldest two weeks in recorded history in the state--two weeks below zero during the day, 20 below zero at night. It was a last minute move and I'd forgotten that I had warm temperature wiper fluid in my car--it froze solid.
I just figured out a way to build external c libraries a lot quicker. The problem is when library x uses library y, which in turn uses library z. For each library you have to create pointers to the include directories, pointers to the include lib directories, and the lib inputs and set the runtime setting for each of the projects, etc, etc,... which is actually quite a lot of work. What I do is dump all the source code for all projects into one directory. Add all "c" files into an empty project, then build the bastard. You'd think that it wouldn't work, but it does. The people who write these libraries probably would get angry that I'm building their code the "wrong" way, but it saves me a sh*t load of time.