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sdk installer for windows = a chaos

Question asked by bubu on Oct 9, 2013
Latest reply on Oct 10, 2013 by himanshu.gautam

I really don't understand the installer you did...


1. I select a target dir d:\APPSDK  .... then, why it installs into other dirs and, at the end of the process, there are ZERO files where I indicated to install?

All it's installed into c:\Program Files, etc...


2. After installation, SDK is not shown at Control Panel -> Programs and files .... but merged into the "AMD Catalyst Install Manager".

Windows has its own install system, then why you try to merge it into your own install system? It's pretty confusing.


3. If you uninstall the SDK and then you try to install it again, the examples's package fails.


4. You deploy it as .zip. Thenm we must unzip it, then a WinZIP extract dialog appears, then the .exe installer.... wow... complicated.

I would use instead a 7zip self extracting file, which stores all in the default temp folder. Much simpler and you get much better compression.


5. Where is the profiler and offline kernel compiler/analyzer, pls?