Create MSI installation package for Windows

Project:MuseScore
Component:Code
Category:task
Priority:normal
Assigned:Unassigned
Status:closed
Description

Currently we deliver MuseScore on windows as a EXE installation package created via CPackn the packaging component of CMake and the interface they provide to NSIS, the open source installation package maker.

We had several users asking for a MSI package. In particular, it would make a lot easier to install MuseScore via a Group Policy and make administrators of school networks job easier.

CMake people are working on an integration between CPack and the WiX Toolset

Comments

#1

Integration of Wix in CPack, the part of CMake in charge of packaging will be available in CMake 2.8.11, scheduled for the end of january 2013.

#2

I tried a nightly build of Cmake 2.8.11. It works fine to create a simple MSI to just deploy the needed files and let the user choose the install directory. It lacks an easy way to add a shortcut on the desktop, in the start menu. It also lacks a way to associate MSCZ and MSCX files to MuseScore. The Wix.template.in file can be modified to achieve this but it's not yet working for me.

Other open topics
- Launch MuseScore after install
- Uninstaller removes preferences

#3

Status:active» fixed

Done for 1.3

#4

Status:fixed» closed

Automatically closed -- issue fixed for 2 weeks with no activity.

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