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Re: windows installer and COPYING
From: jah <jah () zadkiel plus com>
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2007 01:11:32 +0000
Attached is nsis_license.zip containing nsis_license.patch and
nsis_license_refmtd.png to show what the License page looks like with
I haven't made any changes other than those required to reformat the
text and to have nsis use it for the license page of the windows
installer (such as those changes previously proposed by Rob). The patch
adds a new file to nmap/mswin32/nsis and changes line 42 of nmap.nsi to
!insertmacro MUI_PAGE_LICENSE "..\nsis\COPYING"
Which picks the file up for the license page, but does not alter the
fact that the standard COPYING is present in the installation dir as
before and the new file is not included in the installation.
I've viewed the license page at lower resolutions with an XP system font
size of 120dpi (as opposed to the standard 96dpi) and it looks as I
hoped it would (it's only the dpi setting that affects the amount of
wrapping, I found. 120dpi causes a further wrapping of 9 chars on my
machine). The only other thing worth mentioning is that indentation for
bulleted lists breaks too so I've done away with the indentation. I
don't think it harms readability.
I've been looking into whether it's possible/feasible to fix the font
used to display the license because the default used in nsis, I believe
is the default for the system on which the installer is executed. Using
a fixed font and font size might dispense with the need to maintain a
separate COPYING as we'd be able to fit it properly in the available
field, but it would still break at higher dpi's used by short sighted
people and those installing nmap on computers attached to huge plasma
See what y'think.
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