InstallShield and ole question...

Ove Kaaven ovehk at
Thu Apr 26 15:41:07 CDT 2001

On Thu, 26 Apr 2001, Gavriel State wrote:

> Mike Bond wrote:
> > 
> > This getes me back to the other part of the question, is anyone currently
> > working on this? I know people at CodeWeavers supposedly were working on
> > getting the various mutations of InstallShield working, this error seems
> > to be pretty common across all InstallSheild v6 based installers I've seen.
> > I had also heard there was progress getting Alice install working at
> > TransGaming, is that InstallSheild v6 based?
> The fix we put into the TransGaming tree was from Andreas Mohr, and it 
> fixed some problems related to previous versions of InstallSheild.  We
> haven't made any progress on v6.
> We'd certainly like to see it get done, but our resources are somewhat 
> limited at the moment, and we're concentrating on the DirectX work. 
> Something that's interesting about the InstallShield objects is this:
> They seem to expose a fair amount of their interfaces through OLE 
> Automation.  I don't know for certain, but I have a recollection that
> some work was done to support Automation for WordPerfect.  I can't 
> remember whether that work was actually completed, or bypassed through
> the use of dde for scripting instead.  

Well, that's not in Wine, at least... the Black & White installer fails
after something about CLSCTX_LOCAL_SERVER that's not implemented. Do you
mean it's in the Corel tree?

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