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A better Windows installer.
The situation before
We are currently using the Songbird installer which is build using NSIS (Nullsoft installer). In fact this script was based off Firefox.
There are severals problems which were already reported but not fixed such as :
Only admins can install it (because of Gearworks drivers)
Things that we don't ship for Nightingale such as proprietary stuff
Not properly checking for space in the disk
Lot of code unused, because it's aiming partners version
You can't install Nightingale while running it (prevent you to install other versions for testing while listening music)
Switch on InnoSetup.
It's one file against six files for NSIS
Installers are already localized
Windows UAC is handled
Scripts are more easy to understand for humans
What to do
Later we can comeback on NSIS using the latest Mozilla script which is handling several new features like:
#25 [Windows installer] Give the user the possibility to install without admin rights
Default player on Windows/Mac
You can download the test installer builded on InnoSetup here, report any bugs :)