Inserting rul files into cabinet
Posted 10 March 2003 - 08:50
I have some old packages inherited from my predecessor, but not their project, that is he left me (for each project) the subtree starting form \Media\:
<b> = media name
I can retrieve components/groups organization by ISCabViewer and shell objects/registry set information too but I can't retrieve neither script file nor string table, skimming over string table, but I should like to take possession of script code!!!
the RUL files are compiled into Setup.Inx, so they are not part of the CAB file anyway
there is not a way to return the original .rul files from the compiled Setup.Inx (unless turning to some hack's job...)
to avoid similar situation in the future, what about inserting script files into media?
I think to create a new component/group which links all project's files.
The pros are clear: into all my CD setup there also will be the script code so in the future I will debug/modify them even if their projects will be lost!
What the cons?
Thanks to all,
Posted 10 March 2003 - 11:31
Also, if you include more than the RULs/headers, then you may have some trouble with builds due to files being in use and such.
However, I've heard of others taking an approach like this, so you wouldn't be the first. Also, the Windows Installer does something like this by default.
By the way, you could get a similar result by simply adding a post-build step which copied the files over to the media directory or some media subdirectory. You wouldn't have to have a separate file group/component.
P.S. An observation ... I'm suprised gronchi with all these questions that you ask, that you're only up to 51 posts. I would have expected it to be more. Guess that's because you don't really reply much to threads once you start them. That's okay though. Like I said. Just an obersvation.
Posted 13 March 2003 - 19:54
Another solution would to use some sort of Version Control environment/tool such as Source Safe to save a copy of your projects in.
Posted 14 March 2003 - 16:56
Posted 18 March 2003 - 15:01
|Quote (TacoBell00 @ Mar. 10 2003,10:31)|
|P.S. An observation ... I'm suprised gronchi with all these questions that you ask, that you're only up to 51 posts. I would have expected it to be more. Guess that's because you don't really reply much to threads once you start them. That's okay though. Like I said. Just an obersvation.|
My behavior is a bit un-polite because I start a lot of threads and then I just read all replies they interest me without further message, not even to thank the replier for their help...
In the same way I never reply to other people threads.
I take advantage of your availability and know-how, please accept my apologies, I don't make that for wickedness, just through lack of time.