Resistance is FUTILE (Installation Problems resolved using a Windows installer?)
After some soul-searching, I have decided that the only way to avoid 90% of the install problems that people have is to write an installer for windows.
This will be a program that you:
- Install once from our website
- Can be run manually to install the "latest" version or the "development" version
- Can be invoked by clicking a special link on our website to install a particular version using an custom URL (aka wowpro://v2.3.7)
It will take care of finding the right directory to install into (and support multiple installs of WoW), download the zip file, wipe the old version, and unpack the zip file in the right directory. It can also check the <WOW>/Account/XXX/<Realm>/<Toon>/AddOns.txt file to make sure that if WoW-Pro_* is enabled then WoW-Pro is enabled.
I may be even able to tell the curse client not to manage WoWPro anymore.
What do people think?
I would think about doing a Mac version as well, but this has the biggest payoff, as I think < 10% of WoW players use Macs.