Installation directory

Dear Paul,

the following is merely meant as a technical question/point of discussion than actually a question.

As we probably all know, Biblioscape 9 needs to be installed into a directory not residing in the Windows "Program files" directory, for reasons involving access rights (file writing/modification) of the program directory. During e. g. registration, Biblioscape modifies files in its own program directory and therefore needs to write into it.

However, there are not many programs around any more behaving that way. Most of the software I know of nowadays keeps its configuration data either in the system registry or in some file under \Application data.

Paul has solved this issue by moving the (proposed) installation directory to somewhere outside the "Program files" directory. I personally am not very found of that solution for reasons of orderliness, and I can also imagine this to be problematic for people not being admin of their computers (I think that might be a concern within companies with centrally administered machines).

(Giving Biblioscape admin rights works as well; I have tried that. But that's IMHO not really a solution.)

Would it be feasible to construct a future version of Biblioscape in such a way that configurational (or program files otherwise subject to changes) data is stored away from static program files?

Best regards
Kristian

As SR points out, one

As SR points out, one advantage of current installation scheme is to copy or move "Biblioscape 9" folder to a USB drive. Take your flash to anywhere and you can run Biblioscape directly from there without the need to install it on a computer. This is not possible with standard Windows installation. Other advantages are: moving your installation to another computer is easy, just copy the "Biblioscape 9" folder. All the settings, customizations, etc. are copied in a single step. Users without admin rights can try Biblioscape.

Better as it is I think. Can

Better as it is I think. Can be run from any directory, with no admin rights, including from flash drives. No drama to create an extra directory called "Program Files 1" or some such and install there.