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Will Project Manager always be an exe?

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  1. MNP
    MNP avatar
    79 posts
    23 Apr 2008
    22 Apr 2010
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    Is the Project Manager a simple exe just for the CTP or can we expect the Beta and RTM to be a full installer?

    Personally I'm not a big fan of the single exe to run the Project Manager. I'd rather have an installer that creates shortcuts, quick launches, menu items (I know I can do that myself to the exe but hey..i'm lazy)

    Looks good.
  2. Gabe Sumner
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    440 posts
    09 Sep 2007
    22 Apr 2010
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    I've personally enjoyed the single EXE a lot.  I've been using it for weeks as we were ramping up to release.  Each day the Sitefinity team would create a new EXE file for the latest build and it was extremely convenient to download (and run) a single file.  There was no need to run a new install or upgrade/remove an old install.

    Furthermore, I was working with another team to create a Sitefinity add-on and they were frequently working with a slightly older Sitefinity version.  I had a single directory with different versions of the Sitefinity EXE.  These versions could sit comfortably alongside other versions.

    The Sitefinity Team might already have plans for an installer, but I'm just giving my own impressions of working with these single file EXE's.   :)

    I'm glad you're giving the CTP a look!

    Gabe Sumner
    Telerik | Sitefinity CMS
  3. S. Webb
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    36 posts
    28 Dec 2006
    22 Apr 2010
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    I've always used the standalone projects to control standard modifications we make to all of our Sitefinity implementations. I noticed that when you create your first project some files are created for empty projects, I assume we can make our modifications to these files and they would be used for all projects created going forward?

    In any case, I agree that this method is preferable.

  4. Ivan Dimitrov
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    12 Sep 2017
    23 Apr 2010
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    Hello S. Webb,

    You can always open the project in VS as "Blank" project. Please take a look at the attached screenshot.

    Ivan Dimitrov
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  5. Markus
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    25 Nov 2005
    23 Apr 2010
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    I love it.

    Really is hassle free to set up a site now. Used to be a pain in the neck to get a site running the first time.

  6. Sean
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    271 posts
    31 May 2006
    24 Apr 2010
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    Hi Gabe,

    I completely agree with you that the single EXE is the way forward with this, if you happen to develop for multiple clients with differing budgets some definitely tend to lag behind others on the upgrades so not having to install Sitefinity to get everything to work is much more preferrable from our point of view. It also means when a new dev PC needs to be set up you don't have to spend hours installing every version under the sun... At the end of the day if you want to create shortcuts it is relatively easy to do it yourself (especially in Windows 7...)

    So my vote is keep it as is!

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