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Michael Urman, software engineer and technical lead on the InstallShield development team, has been trying to make your setup authoring easier and more complete for over 10 years. He has developed for both AdminStudio and InstallShield, as well as answered questions from countless people on the InstallShield Community.


Jan
13
awarded  Yearling
May
4
awarded  Editor
May
4
revised Must source code released under GPL be human-readable?
Correct LGPL misinformation - it's not quite that permissive.
May
4
comment Must source code released under GPL be human-readable?
Good point. I'll edit my post to no longer say the LGPL places no requirements on the work which uses it.
Mar
31
answered Why does every installer on Windows have to be run with elevated privileges?
Mar
29
comment Must source code released under GPL be human-readable?
@Alison Disagreed. If you are the sole owner of the work, you can relicense it at will. Therefore you can distribute it under the terms of (magic unspecified license here), and allow others to redistribute it under the terms of the GPL - the GPL only adds rights to allow others to redistribute works derived from yours. Of course this is not a likely scenario, as if you didn't believe in the GPL and were the sole owner, you wouldn't use it.
Mar
28
answered Must source code released under GPL be human-readable?
Mar
9
comment Charging for chrome extension?
That sounds like a catch-22! (But indeed, I have a hard time imagining what I might even consider paying for on the webstore.)
Feb
28
answered GPL'ing code of a third party?
Feb
28
answered When should I release/announce my open source library?
Feb
16
comment Software bug/defect classification
I like this list, but where's the one for missing or incorrect information in the documentation? Sounds like it almost fits in support-request.
Feb
15
comment Why does the word “Pythonic” exist?
+1 ... except "Pythonic" is probably a bad thing in other languages. :)
Jan
21
awarded  Supporter
Jan
21
comment XML in the attribute of other XML
I've run across this approach in the wild, and it sickened me. There may be a time and place for it, but agreed with Mike Brown - that's what a nested element is for.
Jan
13
awarded  Teacher
Jan
13
answered Hand over source code to customer