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Great shrinkwrap .net stories

Tell us some, do you know of any case studies, blogs, stories, write-ups, how-tos regarding the shrinkwrapping of .net-based shrink-wrap software? I think some of the people reading this forum would enjoy having some great information of this sort or at least something to look up while working on their own .Net-based software.

Not to leave Java people out (or any other language), stories related to .Net-like languages and frameworks are also welcomed.

Delphi/VB6 snobs need not apply.

Li-fan Chen
Saturday, April 17, 2004

> Delphi/VB6 snobs need not apply.

If at first you don't suceed (using .Net), keep banging your head against the door looking for a solution!

Delphi/VB6 people have it so easy...

Li-fan Chen
Saturday, April 17, 2004

I've posted a number of times before relating our very positive experience releasing and supporting a shrinkwrap .NET app. Never once any trouble from the framework install (handled silently by our WISE installer), and no longer having to deal with DLL hell has saved us a lot of support time/calls.

We're completely happy with having used .NET, and are using it for our two new product lines comprised of 6-10 new apps.

  --Josh

JWA
Saturday, April 17, 2004

Sourcegear Vault would be a success story I think. Eric Sink, Souregear's owner? posts here too.

Matthew Lock
Sunday, April 18, 2004

SourceGear's Vault is targetted at Visual Studio .NET developers.

VS.NET installs .NET Framework before trying to do anything else, so it should not have been a problem for Vault - ever. In fact, Vault also requires SQL Server / MSDE - which shouldn't be a problem for a VS.NET developer either.

Green Pajamas
Sunday, April 18, 2004

> Delphi/VB6 snobs need not apply.

Huh ? I am working on a shrink-wrapped marketing planning .Net title right now, using Delphi8 for .Net.

Joe Hendricks
Sunday, April 18, 2004

>>"regarding the shrinkwrapping of .net-based shrink-wrap software? "

ummm... I think you need some sort of shrink-wrapping machine for that.

I'm glad to see that someone recognizes the importance of properly applied shrink-wrap.  Shelf-appeal is very important for luring customers into buying a crappy piece of software.

Li-Chen Fan
Sunday, April 18, 2004

I've got a couple of general purpose shrink wrap .NET apps coming out within a month, so I guess we shall see how that goes.

Dan G
Sunday, April 18, 2004

I am developing an app in java but I plan to distribute it and deploy it via Java Webstart.

Shrinkwrapping software is an archaic and barbaric practice.  How do you expect software to breathe?

name withheld out of cowardice
Sunday, April 18, 2004

http://www.newsgator.com seems to be doing quite well.

Just me (Sir to you)
Monday, April 19, 2004

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