Script Install/Uninstall/Update

So I am looking for a simple and robust workflow to provide an installer, uninstaller and update mechanic for my scripts. It does not have to include downloading a latest version from an online resource, but the updating should e.g. be able to overwrite or delete the existing script version before installing the new one. I do like .mzp files for this and my question to you is, how do you go about it? What is your preferred procedure for this?

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SugaR's picture

Instead of using mzp, you can

Instead of using mzp, you can simply use an free windows installer, like NSIS: http://nsis.sourceforge.net/EclipseNSIS_-_NSIS_plugin_for_Eclipse

I used this one for my personnals scripts.
For me the biggest advantage is the possibility to instal the script on multiple 3ds max version (very usefull when you need to test with different veersion of 3ds max) and the possibility to create a real uninstaller.
It's very easy to use after a bit of training (way more easy than mxs ^^), and the installer can be modify very quickly.

You can check this to find out the advantages of using a real installer:
http://www.scriptspot.com/3ds-max/tutorials/creating-maxscript-installers

Hope it's help :)

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You can use any archiver to make instaler. NSIS is very old plug

barigazy

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Still useful for me :)

Still useful for me :)

br0t's picture

thanks barigazy I will have a

thanks barigazy I will have a look

Never get low & slow & out of ideas

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I'm planning to create new installer. This will be nice place for start.
If you interested and have free time we can write together some cool looking installer. Can you start with "to do" list?

barigazy

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I think that .net solution for this is good choise.
In this tool I used that aproch. Watch first video.
BTW this can be improve a lot (I wrote this long time ago)

barigazy

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