[Scilab-Dev] Beta 1 version of Scilab

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[Scilab-Dev] Beta 1 version of Scilab

Hello,

We just released the first beta version of Scilab.

Misc information about this version:
http://www.scilab.org/download/index_download.php?page=5.0-beta-1

List of changes:
http://www.scilab.org/download/index_download.php?page=CHANGES_5.0-beta-1

The release notes (short bug list... and of course not full):
http://www.scilab.org/download/index_download.php?page=RELEASE_NOTES_5.0-beta-1

Pierre

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Installation of Scilab 5 beta 1


Hi all,
First congratulations to the dev team on the Scilab 5 beta that looks
very promising.

Yet I have a little question about the Windows installer of Scilab 5
beta 1: for now the installer refuses to go on if the user has no
administator rights (on WinXP).
I would like to know if you "really" need to be administator to install
Scilab 5 on Windows (not for the local JRE installation I guess, maybe
for vc-redistributable related things?) As a user of Scilab in an
industrial context, I would prefer that it would not require any admin
rights since most of our users don't have privileges (as in most large
companies really) Besides I did try to simply copy and paste a whole
Scilab 5 folder to a machine without privileges (via an USB key) and it
worked fine that way.
(Note: the "ask for admin privileges" is the default behavior of Inno
Setup that you seem to be using for the installer).

Allan CORNET-2 Allan CORNET-2
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RE: Installation of Scilab 5 beta 1

Hi,

Scilab's installation requires super-user rights for three main reasons :

1] installer adds a registry entry to identify Scilab by others
applications.

http://wiki.scilab.org/To_find_where_Scilab_is_installed_%28Windows%29

2] installer adds registry entries for files associations with Scilab 5.

3] to install vc-redistributable 2008 (if it is required)

You can copy and paste scilab-5 directory to another machine without
privilege.
But your scilab will not have file associations,
and it will not to be detected by external applications.

Thanks you to use scilab :)

Allan CORNET

-----Message d'origine-----
De : Philippe Mattei [mailto:[hidden email]]
Envoyé : mardi 29 avril 2008 19:28
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Objet : [scilab-Users] Installation of Scilab 5 beta 1


Hi all,
First congratulations to the dev team on the Scilab 5 beta that looks
very promising.

Yet I have a little question about the Windows installer of Scilab 5
beta 1: for now the installer refuses to go on if the user has no
administator rights (on WinXP).
I would like to know if you "really" need to be administator to install
Scilab 5 on Windows (not for the local JRE installation I guess, maybe
for vc-redistributable related things?) As a user of Scilab in an
industrial context, I would prefer that it would not require any admin
rights since most of our users don't have privileges (as in most large
companies really) Besides I did try to simply copy and paste a whole
Scilab 5 folder to a machine without privileges (via an USB key) and it
worked fine that way.
(Note: the "ask for admin privileges" is the default behavior of Inno
Setup that you seem to be using for the installer).