Hi,

My manager needs to sell repackaging as a discipline up the tree. He wants me to come up with some examples of applications that seem simple to a non-tech, yet provide quite a challenge when it comes to repackaging and vise versa examples of applications that seem challenging to a non-tech, yet are quite simple when it comes to repackaging. For the simple yet challenging I'm thinking of small installations that however replace files in use, require regkeys or files in locations that are typically excluded from a snapshot, etc. For the challenging yet simple I'm thinking of large installations that however do not have any of the before mentioned or any middleware, etc.

Can you all please help me come up with specific applications that can be classified in either category?

Thx in advance,
Marcel
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WinZip would be both simple and abit tricky.
Files in-use could be a system service/driver or an open application holding the file in question (which could be any application of choice).
Answered 04/03/2008 by: AngelD
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I was hoping for a slightly more extreme challenge than WinZip. Do you have any names of applications that replace system service/driver files?
Answered 04/03/2008 by: MDingenouts
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If you got BusinessMAP 4.0 from ESRI at you company then you got a "challenge".
Or just take one from http://itninja.com/question/your-worst--app-ever?&mpage=1&key=&#9243
Answered 04/03/2008 by: AngelD
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I'm not sure if it fits your requirements but try anything by IBM, e.g. iSeries Access. That has DLLs which require registration but which cannot be registered via the normal means. Wise Package Studio picks up the DLLRegisterServer entry point but, because of the way the DLLs are built, you end up with either missing or empty table entries. These puppies have to be registered with an IBM EXE provided for the purpose.

On that note, if you want a treat, d/l IBM's attempt at an MSI for iSeries Access (*still* in beta last time I looked, which made it 14 months at that point...) and compare it with your capture. Wow! Maybe iSeries Navigator isn't that important a feature, eh, IBM? Can't be, since they left it out!
Answered 04/03/2008 by: VBScab
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try oracle as a repackage.

that should keep you amused for a little while.
Answered 04/03/2008 by: jmcfadyen
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ORIGINAL: jmcfadyen
try oracle as a repackage.

that should keep you amused for a little while.
You cruel, CRUEL man!
Answered 04/04/2008 by: VBScab
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Ian,

Didn't he say he wanted a more extreme challenge ;)
Answered 04/04/2008 by: AngelD
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Ian,

Didn't he say he wanted a more extreme challenge ;)


Ok, then give Dolphin Lunar a go ;-)

Or Dragon Naturally Speaking and its user profiles :-)

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Answered 04/04/2008 by: nmi
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Ian,

Didn't he say he wanted a more extreme challenge ;)


Repackaging older versions of JAWS or ZoomText (Screen Magnifier / Accessibility Software) is particularly challenging given the manipulation of Display Chaining these two perform.

As these packages are usually deployed to users with visual impairment (who would otherwise be unable to use their machines) there is often a tight delivery timescale, just to spice things up :-)

Regards,

Spartacus
Answered 04/04/2008 by: spartacus
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IBM AS400,ICA client
Answered 04/06/2008 by: packengg
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