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Re: The case for the One-Click Installer

From: Joshua Kramer <josh(at)globalherald(dot)net>
To: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>
Cc: PostgreSQL Advocacy <pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: The case for the One-Click Installer
Date: 2009-07-09 20:11:30
Message-ID: alpine.LFD.2.00.0907091559210.15885@home-av-server.home-av (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
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> Therefore, any replacement of EnterpriseDB's "one click installer" needs to 
> be able to replace the "just install it" functionality.  And it needs to work 
> as well as the One-Click does.

+1 - very good analysis.

A question.  Does having all the Contrib packages installed in the 
template databases by the installer contribute meaningfully to the value?

Would having a bare-bones installer, that installed the contrib packages 
(but did not insert them into template1) be a benefit?

Check out the installers for xTuple, for versions 3.2.1 and prior.  If I 
heard correctly, Selena created the one for Mac and I created the one for 
Windows.  As part of the process, these installers install PG, PGAdminII, 
and create a Windows Service Account and Windows Service.

Aside from testing, it would take 1-3 hours to create a new Windows PG 
installer with the scripts I have, and I'm perfectly happy to give those 
scripts to anyone who's interested.  I don't know if I can commit the time 
to make the installers myself.



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