[mojosetup] MojoSetup VS loki_setup VS *

Timothee Besset ttimo at idsoftware.com
Thu Sep 13 19:10:54 EDT 2007

I plan on using mojosetup from now on, and I agree with Stephane about
loki_setup. Each previous game release we made used loki_setup, and I
compiled updated binaries at the time of the release. Those installers
still work fine on recent distros (well, the more recent ones at least,

mojo only has a functional ncurses interface right now, but I'm afraid
our users will have to live with that until someone (me if I can find
the time) gets the Gtk interface together. doing rpms and debs would
still be more work than the mojosetup assembly, and there will always be
some distro that uses some other packaging and comes whining.


Stephane Peter wrote:
> I wouldn't be so categorical in excluding loki_setup. While it is true
> that there hasn't been an official releases in years, and existing
> binaries out there (especially from the Loki era) are completely
> outdated, the current code in CVS compiles fine on recent boxes and
> can be used in production installers. I am still using it for
> commercial releases on a variety of platforms.
> --
> Stéphane Peter
> megastep at megastep.org <mailto:megastep at megastep.org>
> On Sep 13, 2007, at 3:50 PM, King InuYasha wrote:
>> Using Loki installer is a big no-no. Most modern distros cannot use
>> Loki out of the box, because Loki is an old piece of software. I
>> would suggest either using RPMs or using MojoSetup. It takes people
>> like you to speed up the development process of MojoSetup. If you DO
>> use RPMs, it is possible for you to write up a GUI front end to
>> installing RPMs, if it is componentized. Hope that is helpful for ya!
>> On 9/13/07, *Scott Brooks* <scott at hermitworksentertainment.com
>> <mailto:scott at hermitworksentertainment.com>> wrote:
>>     I'm working on an installer for a linux game, and I was wondering
>>     if there is
>>     any work being done on the GTK+ side of MojoSetup.
>>     I've built a curses based install package with MojoSetup and it
>>     was really
>>     nice and easy to get working, and I'd love to deploy using it,
>>     but it's a bit
>>     of a show stopper without the GTK+ side.
>>     I guess the obvious answer would be to fix up the GTK+ part, but
>>     I've never
>>     touched GTK+ before so it would take some time to get up to speed
>>     on that.
>>     Should I just break out my <>'s and build a loki_setup
>>     instead?  Or are there
>>     other installers I should be looking at.
>>     Thanks
>>     --
>>     Scott Brooks
>>     Programmer
>>     HermitWorks Entertainment
>>     http://www.hermitworksentertainment.com/
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