Starting up... | Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3 | Page 4
Nailed down the installer flow. A couple of things of note here.
The most unconventional part of the setup is how it handles the configuration of the installation parameters.

The configuration page (see Page 3) is very bare and focuses on how the program is going to be used instead of being a mixed bag of the minute details of the setup.

The target location is made into a secondary setting with its value controlled by the usage preference. There's no field for the Start Menu group name. There's no ever popular "Run the program after the setup completes" option either. Instead, exiting the setup automatically runs the program (see Page 4), unless the installer window is closed through an (x) at the top.

This leads to a simpler and more intuitive setup flow... or at least that's the idea :)


The installer supports both privileged (administrative) and unprivileged (regular user) installations.

If you are logged in as a regular user and have no rights to modify C:\Program Files, there's no reason why you shouldn't still be able to install a software, just for yourself.

While other installers routinely ask if to install the software for everyone or just for one user, it's a superficial question. It merely controls if the Start Menu group is created under All Users or your personal profile. The program files still go into a system directory and this requires administrative privileges.

Bvckup implements true system- and user- deployment, which is akin to deploying the program in /usr/bin or ~/bin in Unix terms.

In fact, on a multi-user system it is perfectly possible to install one instance of Bvckup for each user and they will all happily co-exist with each other.