why not have seperate people responsible for each installer ? see what open source can do.
installerwhy not ?Eried has done a great job for windows, I'm certain that the clever people here can make installers for other systems just as easily.
why not have separate people responsible for each installer ? see what open source can do.
What's wrong with unpacking a compressed file and launching an executable ? That's the most cross-platform idiot-proof methods of installation I can imagine.
When you are used to having "wizards" make you perform a lot of funny little rituals, clicking a lot of little buttons and finally presenting you with a "startpage" to tell you that now you have really installed the "Bellshuttomatic2013"..... then this is simply too uncomplicated!
Peter_Imakes you wonder why so many people seem to make a hash of installing, and come to the forum, or ask friends.Well I would ask not if the absolute number of users having problems is increasing but rather is the percentage of new users having problems increasing or not? The arduino total population has been on a steadily increasing curve as stats on this board would show ( http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php?action=stats ) so it would be expected that the calls for help would also increase in absolute numbers. But that aside the installation has become somewhat more complex due to the many different types of boards that arduino now supports and the different USB drivers they require. A fundamental problem is that the IDE cannot detect what kind of board is being plugged into the PC and just relies on the PC seeing a new USB connection being made and a com port number being assigned to it. The IDE just knows about defined com ports active, so no automatic arduino installer will work without manually asking the user to tell it what kind of board(s) (explicitly and accurately) they going attach to the PC later. So installing the proper USB driver is the biggest challenge to any automated install I think.Leftyand why an installer gets asked for so often.but thats another question.have a good new year.life ah,
Peter_Imakes you wonder why so many people seem to make a hash of installing, and come to the forum, or ask friends.and why an installer gets asked for so often.but thats another question.have a good new year.life ah,