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  1. Soundararajan says:

    1. Have you decided to update your application to .NET 4? Was deployment a factor in that decision?

    YES and YES

    2. Did .NET Framework 4 solve all of your deployment problems? Did you like it?

    YES and No. It is good in terms of size, but it is not an MSI and cannot be included as a chained MSI installation with ours.

    3. Where did we miss with .NET Framework 4 deployment? What didn’t you like?

    Its still a bootstrapper. We want plain single MSI package that does all

    4. What do you think about the .NET Framework 4 Client Profile option?

    Doesn't matter much. Rather i would be happy if we have a Core package and all the rest (Windows, Web, Distributed WWF, WCF etc) as add-ons to the Core package. Am sorry if this doesn't make sense.

    5. Did you find all the documentation and examples you needed to be able to use .NET 4?

    YES

    6. What do you think about the new size of the .NET package?

    Its very good.

    7. Do you know about the redist and web installers? If so, which do you use?

    Redist ? where is it ? am searching for one.

    8. Do you use a bootrapper/chainer that preinstalls .NET? If not, do you block? If so,

    YES. But not able to do it in a nice manner.

    how to chain the .NET 4.0 package, so that its progress can be reported in a Installshield Installscript project. I tried using the prerequsites mechanism in Installshield but not able to make it work.

    – Which one (VSI, InstallShield, Wise, ClickOnce, custom)?

    Installshield 2010 Premius

    – Do you run .NET in silent mode or UI mode?

    UI mode. We want to allow the user to see what's happening.

    9. Do you have any specific problems you can tell me about that you have had in deploying the .NET Framework?

    how to chain the .NET 4.0 package, so that its progress can be reported in a Installshield Installscript project. I tried using the prerequsites mechanism in Installshield but not able to make it work. If the .NET 4.0 is distributed as a MSI package then i can make it work, i guess. If there are other ways please share.

    Some more question that will help me understand your scenario:

    10. How large is your application? (Size, install base)

    App : 340 MB

    VS Iso. Shell 2010 : 170 MB

    .NEt Fx 4.0 : 48 MB

    Total : 560 MB

    11. How is your product deployed (Web download, CD, DVD, USB)?

    CD, Download whole installer (560 MB) from Internet and Install

    Optional:

    12. What company are you with?

    ATMEL (VSIP Partner)

    13. What is your application?

    AVR Studio 5.0

    14. Can I follow up with you? If so, email me your contact info along with your answers

    sounderarajan.d@atmel.com

    Thanks

    Soundararajan