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Old Oct 3rd, 2001, 08:22 PM
Fred Oxenby Fred Oxenby is offline
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PE-BUNDLE

Is PE-Bundle THE BEST EVER?????
http://www.CollakeSoftware.com
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Have you tried it?
What's your opinion
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I have managed to "bundle" one of my application.
Originally it was 1 module EXE,1 module Runtime-DLL, 1 module WINLIFT-DLL,
6 helper-modules as DLL all dependant on calls into Runtime-DLL,
DBGHLP.DLL from Win2000,DZGT32.DLL from DynaZip,AddZip32.DLL and AddUZip32.Dll
from Stephen Darlington.

Alltogether it became one EXE 1.4 MB uncompressed
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Compressing with PE-Compress from same CollakeSoftware, it was down to 526 kb
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I owe you a big "THANK YOU" Jeremy Collake!
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And it works like a charm, the trick was to bundle DLL in correct order..

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Old Oct 4th, 2001, 07:02 AM
Adrian C Aitken Adrian C Aitken is offline
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I have just registered my copy and think its great - pretend to people I have just 1 exe instead of VBs dozens of DLL and OCXs !!! It also works when compressed with Neolite which I've used for about a year now.

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Old Oct 4th, 2001, 07:08 AM
Wayne Diamond Wayne Diamond is offline
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Adrian - so now you just have one single 2mb exe that says 'Hello World'
Seriously though, Ive never tried it with VB apps before - how did you find it, and how does it work? what about msvbvm60.dll etc? I still have to use VB a lot (hopefully thatll change with the next release of PBDLL )
Thanks,
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Old Oct 4th, 2001, 08:53 AM
Adrian C Aitken Adrian C Aitken is offline
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Wayne , I meant that I have 1 PowerBasic program (and hide the support DLLs) instead of the competition writing in VB and having to hand out CDs for the setup program and supporting stuff !

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Old Oct 4th, 2001, 09:04 AM
Michael Mattias Michael Mattias is offline
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Wayne , I meant that I have 1 PowerBasic program (and hide the support DLLs) instead of the competition writing in VB and having to hand out CDs for the setup program and supporting stuff !
Instructions for installing A PB application with support DLLs:

Copy all files on disk to the same folder/directory.

Instructions for un-installing A PB application with support DLLs:

Delete the folder/directory


These instructions can usually be executed correctly even when the user is, um, er, well, let's see.."not on the short list for any of this year's Nobel prizes."


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Old Oct 4th, 2001, 12:47 PM
Fred Oxenby Fred Oxenby is offline
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MCM,
I don't think myself, and Adrian C, are afraid of "less intelligent" customers
I think both of us have more "sophisticated" reasons to bundle EXE and DLLs together...


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Old Oct 4th, 2001, 01:49 PM
Adrian C Aitken Adrian C Aitken is offline
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Freds right, I let my users just copy the .exe to the desktop, no worries about menus, directories etc. And yes, I have seen users run setup programs from the desktop - obvious because of lots of .dlls, .inf files etc on the desktop !
Also the uninstall feature is simple - the delete key !

Adrian

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Old Oct 4th, 2001, 05:18 PM
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I don't think myself, and Adrian C, are afraid of "less intelligent" customers
Be afraid.

Be very afraid.


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