Installer request: Remember state of final checkboxes between runs

Brian Mathis
Fri Jan 13 17:02:00 GMT 2017

Thanks for the information, which I did not know about.

However, Achim is correct, and this should be implemented on
principle, even if there's a bad workaround.  When one is working with
and providing programs for a GUI-based environment, the program should
act as expected as a *GUI*, and not require someone to change contexts
to a command-line just to get an obvious feature.  The cygwin
environment is command-line-based, but the installer is GUI-based, and
should function as such.

On Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 10:51 AM, Markus Hoenicka
<> wrote:
> At 2017-01-13 16:46, Achim Gratz was heard to say:
>> Marco Atzeri writes:
>>> On 13/01/2017 16:14, Brian Mathis wrote:
>>>> The installer should remember that this option was declined and
>>>> default the checkbox to that state on the next run.
>>> there are some options available for this
>>>  -N --no-startmenu                 Disable creation of start menu
>>> shortcut
>>>  -d --no-desktop                   Disable creation of desktop shortcut
>> I would imagine that the OP just double clicks the installer icon, so no
>> options are in effect.
> I would imagine that a little Windows knowledge suffices to add those
> options to the command represented by the icon.
> regards,
> Markus

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