Opened 7 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#46 closed change (fixed)

Create installer for Adblock Plus for IE

Reported by: eric@… Assignee: eric@…
Priority: P2 Milestone: Adblock-Plus-1.2-for-Internet-Explorer
Module: Adblock-Plus-for-Internet-Explorer Keywords: 2014q3
Cc: Blocked By: #49
Blocking: Platform: Internet Explorer
Ready: no Confidential: no
Tester: Verified working: no
Review URL(s):

Description (last modified by eric@…)


Installer in MSI format. Install driver "setup.exe" to deal with MSI deficiences.

Source code in WiX. Build driven by NMAKE.

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What to change

Published installer for end-users

  • Create initial version of installer with all legacy behavior
  • Replace using 'regsvr32' for DLL registration with direct use of the registry.
  • Create 64-bit MSI for 64-bit platforms.
  • Implement separate MSIs for 32 bit and 64 bit binaries.
  • Make sure updates work.
  • Implement 'setup.exe' bundler.
  • i18n for the installer. Approach depends upon whether UI is in MSI or bootstrapper
  • Add per-user installation. (Avoids need to have administration rights for per-machine installation.)
  • Change HTML directory to match its new location after moving it out of application data directory.
  • Obtain graphical assets to customize appearance of installer and integrate them into the installer.

Installer features for developers

  • Set ROOTDRIVE and TARGETDIR installer variables. (Avoid drive scan to determine most available space, which can be very slow.)
  • Quick install for development-cycle use. (Avoids explicit registration and manual installation for testing.)

Change History (11)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by philll

  • Description modified (diff)

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by philll

  • Blocked By 49 added

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by philll

  • Component changed from Unknown to ABP-Internet-Explorer

comment:4 Changed 7 years ago by fhd

  • Priority changed from Unknown to P3
  • Reporter changed from philll to eric@…
  • Status changed from new to assigned

comment:5 Changed 7 years ago by eric@…

i18n code for installer in this review:

comment:6 Changed 7 years ago by eric@…

  • Description modified (diff)

Removed per-user installation as part of expected changes, because it's impossible. (It's a limitation with how IE uses BHO registry keys.)

comment:7 Changed 6 years ago by philll

  • Status changed from assigned to new

The assigned state will be dropped by #403

comment:8 Changed 6 years ago by philll

  • Keywords 2014q3 added
  • Ready unset

comment:9 Changed 6 years ago by oleksandr

  • Milestone set to Adblock-Plus-for-Internet-Explorer-next

comment:10 Changed 6 years ago by fhd

  • Platform set to Internet Explorer
  • Priority changed from P3 to P2
  • Review URL(s) modified (diff)
  • Status changed from new to reviewing

comment:11 Changed 6 years ago by fhd

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from reviewing to closed

Let's resolve this. The code landed without review, so we'll have to do some cleanup: #1184.

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