1B: Download an offline installer that includes all possible options in a single package
This! Absolutely! We have many non-Internet connected networks and trying to install software on them is a pain in the neck. What is even worse is when the software needs to be registered/unlocked using an Internet-generated file. For example, we use RedGate SQL tools and the only way to unlock them on our network is to generate an unlock request from the software, manually type it into the registration website, get the unlock file, sneaker-net it over to the closed network, then upload into the software.
Download the binary directly and move it into place
Would be mine. These tend to be "Penguin Droppings" that I contain in "C:\ProgramFails\whatever\" along with almost as half- ed ports that attempt to install into "C:\SelfDeclaredCrapware\"; on the assumption that they're likely to be so badly ported that they'll break when forced to confront Windows default permissions in Program Files; and probably also barf over a space in the path.
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, weighing all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
almost as half-a--ed ports that attempt to install into "C:\SelfDeclaredCrapware\"; on the assumption that they're likely to be so badly ported that they'll break when forced to confront Windows default permissions
How many of you have a "C:\Intel" folder? Does that qualify as "SelfDeclaredCrapware"?
1. need something like redis etc I would prefer Docker
2. framework to add to a project etc yarn, npm, nuget, brew etc
3. just need another tool I would prefer a install wizard to take most of the effort away from me
Every day, thousands of innocent plants are killed by vegetarians.
...Would you not prefer a one/few-click(s) solution?
I always imagine the people who prefer CLI tools or a manual build or some such brag about it to score nerd-points with their nerd friends and are generally disliked by the rest of society.
I knew a guy who prefers working with a CLI and he was a good friend and a nice guy, but when we found out we were all like "but he's such a nice guy" and "we didn't really notice anything odd about him" (of course he was still found guilty for being an incredible nerd).
Yeah, these people could be anyone, could be your neighbor, your children, your significant other or your dog.
No one is safe.
Bigger things, like Visual Studio (Code), intteliJ and so, that contain many modules, interact with the GAC or otherwise with the system (logitech/steelseries keyboard/mouse engines), an installer with, silent or not, auto-update function is the way to go.
Small things, like WinSCP, WinMerge, Audacity, virtualdub, and in general those "little helper tools" i prefer as portables, a zip that I unpack to my tools folder, set a path (if it makes sense) and then they reside in their folder, can be taken on a stick with me, without worrying about almost anything.
They are replicated from PC to PC and are just... there.
Even though I prefer to download the offline installer even for the portable versions, just in case (or for someone in the family)
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
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