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LanceRas
05-30-2007, 12:35 PM
Ok... I give up. Why is the Installshield team still distributing on CD-ROM media and not DVD (or at least given a choice)?

The reason I want physical media is so I have EVERYTHING so I don't need to download large files, burn to a DVD and take to a build machine not connected to the Internet.

I understand trying to maximize revenue, but is it really going to drag down the bottom line by spending another 40-50 cents on the media, compared to the costs of the product or service agreement?

This is probably going to sound like a broken record because... I've brought this up with version 12 and 11.5 and 11.

Microsoft distributes Visual Studio 2005 on.... DVD and has pretty much everything for offline installation. CodeGear, even though they recently switched their builds to Installaware, has seen the light and is distributing on DVD.