B.Jay Posted August 1, 2014 Report Share Posted August 1, 2014 I already mailed this in (via the "Feedback" link you had in the invitation e-mail), but just for the sake of completeness and "greater exposure to the suits and developers involved"... here we go... So I got the setup.exe and installed it on my Windows 7 machine. Installation went smoothly, but there are three "gripes" right after the initial installation: 1. No Tray Icon (yet).Bummer. I get that it reads "Pre-Alpha" on the box, so I just make the suggestion that a tray icon would be a very nice thing to have. Closing the window terminates the program (yes, I know: "just minimize it for the time being"). 2. "ClickOnce" Package? Not good.Packaging BT Bleep as a "ClickOnce" package is a poor decision, and not really a good idea. I understand that you seem to target Metrocalypse 8.x as the OS of your "target audience" because it's the most recent and even-worse-than-Vista OS release, but why package it as an unholy "ClickOnce" package (other than make it "self contained" to spam %AppDataLocal%\Apps instead of %ProgramFiles% or %ProgramFiles(x86)%)? Windows 8.x can also run normally packaged programs - you know, like your very own BT Sync. Not that I would use Windows 8.x, but I know it runs "Install Shield" or "Nirsoft" or <insert favorite installer here> packaged programs just fine. 3. Program iconHere we tackle point 2 again. In Windows 7 it only creates a lonesome icon on the desktop - and not in the Start Menu. Also, after rebooting my system that frelling unholy "ClickOnce" (please excuse me, I really lack a better term/word) crap keeps on creating a "Microsoft" program group in my start menu containing a "Bleep" icon ... I definitely don't want that - I keep my start menu sorted to my likings myself; thank you very much. That being said, I think future versions should create a start menu entry (just look at the stats - Windows 8.x isn't as popular as you may think it is) AND steer clear from "uninstalling itself" (my experience with another unholy "ClickOnce" package on Windows 7 which shall remain unnamed to protect the incompetent) in case the icon gets moved into another program group and the created program group gets deleted entirely (who needs that "readme" and "uninstall" crap anyways). Looking forward to test Bleep further and see it progress ... though, to be honest, I wouldn't keep/re-install it in the current packaged form assuming we would talk about a "RC" or "Final". Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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