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I have been using the Access Developers Editions for a while now and
have one thing I cant figure out in the XP version that I had nailed in
the A97 version. With the process to make a run time install of your
Access97 app you could elect to make your distribution as a network
install (basically everything under one directory) or you could make a
diskette install (where the install was broken across directories, each
holding less then 1.44 MB). Can you no longer do this in the XP package
builder?
Nov 12 '05 #1
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On Thu, 04 Mar 2004 01:44:52 GMT, Ima Lostsoul <me@myprovider.com>
wrote:

One day you can tell your grandchildren about floppy disks.
MSFT is moving on. So should you.
-Tom.

I have been using the Access Developers Editions for a while now and
have one thing I cant figure out in the XP version that I had nailed in
the A97 version. With the process to make a run time install of your
Access97 app you could elect to make your distribution as a network
install (basically everything under one directory) or you could make a
diskette install (where the install was broken across directories, each
holding less then 1.44 MB). Can you no longer do this in the XP package
builder?


Nov 12 '05 #2

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In article <eu********************************@4ax.com>, tom7744
@no.spam.cox.net says...
On Thu, 04 Mar 2004 01:44:52 GMT, Ima Lostsoul <me@myprovider.com>
wrote:

One day you can tell your grandchildren about floppy disks.
MSFT is moving on. So should you.
-Tom.

I have been using the Access Developers Editions for a while now and
have one thing I cant figure out in the XP version that I had nailed in
the A97 version. With the process to make a run time install of your
Access97 app you could elect to make your distribution as a network
install (basically everything under one directory) or you could make a
diskette install (where the install was broken across directories, each
holding less then 1.44 MB). Can you no longer do this in the XP package
builder?


What a splendid answer. A good programmer should alsways at least
investigate as to whether what his clients want delivered is possible.
Let me know when you get to the level of good. You are not there yet.
Nov 12 '05 #3

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I presume you are aware that distributing recent versions of an Access with
runtime would require several tens of diskettes? That ceased to be a viable
option when it became unrealistic to expect users to load so many diskettes.
Distribution via DVDs, CDs, or network (fast network only) installs are the
order of the day.

"Ima Lostsoul" is a handle that might make some assume you are one of the
pseudonyms of the resident troll and not even open your posts. In view of
that I'd suggest you avoid hacking off experienced and knowledgeable
participants such as Tom, who do respond, by insulting them. It is true that
his reponse could have been phrased "gentler", but it is also true that a
"good programmer" would not subject users to an install requiring many tens
of diskettes.

Larry Linson
Microsoft Access MVP

"Ima Lostsoul" <me@myprovider.com> wrote in message
news:MP************************@netnews.comcast.ne t...
In article <eu********************************@4ax.com>, tom7744
@no.spam.cox.net says...
On Thu, 04 Mar 2004 01:44:52 GMT, Ima Lostsoul <me@myprovider.com>
wrote:

One day you can tell your grandchildren about floppy disks.
MSFT is moving on. So should you.
-Tom.

I have been using the Access Developers Editions for a while now and
have one thing I cant figure out in the XP version that I had nailed in
the A97 version. With the process to make a run time install of your
Access97 app you could elect to make your distribution as a network
install (basically everything under one directory) or you could make a
diskette install (where the install was broken across directories, each
holding less then 1.44 MB). Can you no longer do this in the XP packagebuilder?


What a splendid answer. A good programmer should alsways at least
investigate as to whether what his clients want delivered is possible.
Let me know when you get to the level of good. You are not there yet.

Nov 12 '05 #4

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In article <l1******************@nwrddc02.gnilink.net>,
bo*****@localhost.not says...
I presume you are aware that distributing recent versions of an Access with
runtime would require several tens of diskettes? That ceased to be a viable
option when it became unrealistic to expect users to load so many diskettes.
Distribution via DVDs, CDs, or network (fast network only) installs are the
order of the day.

"Ima Lostsoul" is a handle that might make some assume you are one of the
pseudonyms of the resident troll and not even open your posts. In view of
that I'd suggest you avoid hacking off experienced and knowledgeable
participants such as Tom, who do respond, by insulting them. It is true that
his reponse could have been phrased "gentler", but it is also true that a
"good programmer" would not subject users to an install requiring many tens
of diskettes.

Larry Linson
Microsoft Access MVP

"Ima Lostsoul" <me@myprovider.com> wrote in message
news:MP************************@netnews.comcast.ne t...
In article <eu********************************@4ax.com>, tom7744
@no.spam.cox.net says...
On Thu, 04 Mar 2004 01:44:52 GMT, Ima Lostsoul <me@myprovider.com>
wrote:

One day you can tell your grandchildren about floppy disks.
MSFT is moving on. So should you.
-Tom.
>I have been using the Access Developers Editions for a while now and
>have one thing I cant figure out in the XP version that I had nailed in
>the A97 version. With the process to make a run time install of your
>Access97 app you could elect to make your distribution as a network
>install (basically everything under one directory) or you could make a
>diskette install (where the install was broken across directories, each
>holding less then 1.44 MB). Can you no longer do this in the XP package >builder?

What a splendid answer. A good programmer should alsways at least
investigate as to whether what his clients want delivered is possible.
Let me know when you get to the level of good. You are not there yet.


Larry,
Let me first say that I respect you quite a bit. I have used a lot
of your suggestions and code in my apps. (Each time fully credited of
course!) I appreciate that you and many others spend lots of hours
basically donating time to help others. I must hit MVPS.org at least on
a weekly basis if not more often! Y'alls efforts do not go
unappreciated.
I did explain this to the client about not only tens but perhaps
well into the hundred number of diskettes. My contact at the client
asked that I find out if it is even possible so that when he makes his
presentation to the suits in the corner office that he would have a
truthful answer if the question was asked. Bottom line is that I was
gathering information that a client directly and specifically requested
without making a judgement on their request. I figured if they wanted
to know I would find out. Nothing more to it that that.
In closing, I'll see if I can drag a better name out to use so that
I don't leave the impression of being a troll. Lord knows that we don't
have "enough" of them on this group but we have WAY too many!

Thanks,
DB
Nov 12 '05 #5

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