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Re: windows installer and COPYING
From: "Rob Nicholls" <robert () everythingeverything co uk>
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2007 17:35:02 -0000 (UTC)

I've noticed for the first time (having used it several times without
noticing) that the windows installer shows the License (COPYING) in a
field which is 5 chars too small for it

I'm sure most users are too busy clicking I Agree to bother reading it ;)

I suspect (but haven't checked) it's controlled by the font size in
Windows (so a larger font would mean even more word wrapping going on),
but you're right that a default copy of XP/Vista/2003 is displayed as seen
in your screenshot (and isn't very pretty).

I've had a look at nsis and can't think of any
other way to sort this without creating a different executable from
which the installer form derives.

Maybe someone has got a better solution...

Once the COPYING file in SVN has been modified (which only one of the
developers can commit), the updated version should get included in all the
dist files (*nix and Windows, which is why COPYING doesn't have any
Windows style linebreaks) whenever Fyodor puts out a new build. The
installer's license page simply displays the contents of the COPYING file
that eventually gets installed in the supplied installation path, so the
nsi file shouldn't require any modification.

  !insertmacro MUI_PAGE_LICENSE "..\..\COPYING"


Rob



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