[osgeo4w-dev] Express Install Implemented

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Thu Mar 20 12:24:43 EDT 2008

Matt Wilkie wrote:
> - As there is only one download site, it should be selected by default 
> (and even when there are choices download.osgeo.org should be selected 
> by default).


I have confirmed this and reopened:


> - Pressing the back button after having progressed one or two [nexts] 
> show screens which the user has never seen. This will be confusing to 
> people who've never tried the Advanced install.

This is correct.  Could you file a ticket on this, noting any dialogs
from which the "back" button misbehaves in this way?  I need some extra
logic in the OnBack() methods to handle express mode differently.

> - would be nice if the package selection screen had more info than just 
> the name on the packages

I think this needs to be discussed more broadly, but luckily it is
easy to add/modify this text in the res.rc file.  I will stress that the
more text we put per-package, the less room we have for more packages on
the express install screen.

> After install, I get this popup error when typing gdalinfo (or any other 
> utility) in the OSGeo4W shell:
> ---------------------------
> gdalinfo.exe - Unable To Locate Component
> ---------------------------

I have determined that the way I am doing the express install now
is *not* installing dependent packages properly.  I hadn't noticed
this in testing since I was not installing from scratch.  Could you
also file a ticket on this?

Best regards,
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