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..... or another way to call the Developer kit for Access with runtime
version.

I am used to Access 97, but it happens more often now that an application
has to be shared with a workstation running Access XP/2003. Are the
installation files of the runtime as big as in 2000? Is the packaging less
cumbersome now?

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"Saintor" <sa******@REMOVETHIShotmail.com> wrote:
.... or another way to call the Developer kit for Access with runtime
version.

I am used to Access 97, but it happens more often now that an application
has to be shared with a workstation running Access XP/2003. Are the
installation files of the runtime as big as in 2000?
It looks like Access XP runtime is about 120 Mb as it "wastes" 55 Mb on IE 5. I
hadn't really cared before as I use CDs for distribution.
Is the packaging less cumbersome now?


Slightly more cumbersome. In A97 you ensured your MDB/MDE files were not compressed.
Thus you could drag and drop newer versions of the files into the runtime
distribution folder and ship out that folder on a CDR. Now you need to run a
provided batch file which will copy your updated files into the CAB install file.

Still all the same problems with runtimes we're used to.

Tony

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Nov 13 '05 #2

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Tony Toews wrote:
"Saintor" <sa******@REMOVETHIShotmail.com> wrote:

.... or another way to call the Developer kit for Access with runtime
version.

I am used to Access 97, but it happens more often now that an application
has to be shared with a workstation running Access XP/2003. Are the
installation files of the runtime as big as in 2000?

It looks like Access XP runtime is about 120 Mb as it "wastes" 55 Mb on IE 5. I
hadn't really cared before as I use CDs for distribution.


You can drop IE from the installation, I think MS realise that most
people have at least that version or above, considering they shove it
down our throats with their operating systems in the first place :-)

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Nov 13 '05 #3

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