Having a windows build of Git-Annex in an archived format would be very usefull for automation, and deploy.
Could it be possible to add this to the buildserver of gitannex?
It would be helpful to have more details, such as an example of software
distributed for windows that way, or documentation of how such an archive
is used on windows.
The git-annex Windows installer is a exe file that uses the NullSoft
installation system. As far as I know that's pretty common in the Windows
I don't see any point in zipping up the single exe. It would be possible to
make a zip containing all the files that instlling the exe installs. But,
the installation process has to integrate git-annex with git, it installs
menu items, etc. A zip file would not be able to handle that integration.
So its use seems limited to me.
In my case i was going to make a script for automatically downloading and updating an git portbale / git annex instance, by first fetching git portbale and then downloading the gitannex exe.
So yeah it's more reliable to extract an archive rather than trying to extract the setup without executing it.
That's why i'm asking for this feature.