Opened 8 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#4623 closed task (fixed)

Windows Vidalia relay bundle needs review

Reported by: arma Owned by: Shondoit
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor bundles/installation Version:
Severity: Keywords: needs-triage
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Description

I mentioned to Shondoit that "I bet a Windows person would be shocked at what our Windows installers look like and try to do", and he suggested I open a ticket and assign it to him. Here it is! Maybe we will get some usability tips from an actual Windows person? :)

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comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by arma

Shondoit asks:

Should the install degrade gracefully when not run as administrator, i.e. Install binaries to AppData? Or should administrative rights be required? Are Tor and Vidalia able to handle such an install? Should components like openssl, zlib and qt libs be installed as shared or isolated? Is there a reason we're using wix but output an exe instead of msi?

He also suggests that #3861 and/or #3757 are most likely related to this.

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by Shondoit

It is not clear to me how the installer executables are created.
Running 'make dist-win32' I only got a .msi.

On the other hand, from what I can see, it seems to be fairly sane. There is room for improvement, but other than adding a .manifest there are no urgent matters.
(See https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/3757#comment:4)

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by arma

Should we close this ticket then? Or are there new tickets to open based on analysis here?

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by erinn

Keywords: needs-triage added

comment:5 Changed 4 years ago by cypherpunks

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Vidalia is deprecated, no Vidalia relay bundles anymore.

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