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Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on
After adding Russian as an officially supported language, the installer broke for languages other than English. It turns out that the software I use to generate the setup packages (InnoSetup) doesn't support Unicode. Oh no! So, I have started testing some new setup packaging software. This will definitely set the release back at least a week. :( Beta 14 should be landing later this week and will be the first version of DisplayFusion to use something other than InnoSetup. I am VERY nervous about this change, as it will need extensive testing.
Jan 19, 2009  • #1
John L. Galt's profile on
I can test in Vista x86, Vista x86-64, XP x86, XP x86-64 and W7 x86-64 right now....

OOps - I can also test W7 X86 - forgot about the laptop....
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Jan 19, 2009  • #2
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Excellent! Beta 14 should be out in the next few days.
Jan 19, 2009  • #3
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I only have Vista x86 (Business and Home Premium), let me know if we have to test the new installer :) Too bad to see innosetup go, always loved their simpel setup menus.
Jan 19, 2009  • #4
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Just be installing Beta 14 you'll be helping me test the new installer. :)
Jan 19, 2009  • #5
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Out of curiosity, which installer are you moving to?

Also, have you considered an MSI setup?
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Jan 19, 2009  • #6
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I'm currently using InnoSetup. I'm evaluating "SetupBuilder" and "Advanced Setup" right now, and both use Windows Installer (as far as I know right now). If you have any thoughts or recommendations for installer software I'd love to hear it. I've used InnoSetup so long that I'm a bit out of touch with the options available.
Jan 19, 2009  • #7
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I'll install on 5 different machines when it's out and let you know of any problems... :mrgreen:
Jan 20, 2009  • #8
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Test one - automatic update from .133 on Windows 7 x86-64 - no problems with installation, And windows are shwoing in secondary taskbar again! w00t!

Thanks Jon!

Some things:

  • The secondary taskbar is the Vista type bar, but the settings only aloow me to currently use both bars shwoing all windows - while not a problem in and of itself, all items on the secondsary taskbar have black fonts making reading the item names very hard.
  • My troubleshooting info:


--- Machine ------------
Operating System: Microsoft Windows NT 6.1.7000.0
Operating System Version: 6.1.7000.0
Detected Version: Windows7
CPU: x64
Date & Time (UTC): 01/22/2009 04:22:53
.NET Framework: 2.0.50727.3521
CurrentCulture Name: English (United States)
CurrentCulture Code: en-US
CurrentCulture Language: en
CurrentUICulture Name: English (United States)
CurrentUICulture Code: en-US
CurrentUICulture Language: en

--- DisplayFusion ------------
Name: DisplayFusion Pro v2.2.114 (Beta 14)
Pro: True
Pro License: 101-BTHO-OF25 (truncated)
Command Line: "C:\Program Files (x86)\DisplayFusion\DisplayFusion.exe" 
Current Folder: C:\Program Files (x86)\DisplayFusion

--- DisplayFusion x86 Hook DLL ------------
Path: C:\Program Files (x86)\DisplayFusion\DisplayFusionHookx86.dll
Name: DisplayFusion Hook
Prod Version: 1, 0, 0, 0
File Version: 1, 0, 0, 0
Size: 48,304 bytes

--- DisplayFusion x64 Hook DLL ------------
Path: C:\Program Files (x86)\DisplayFusion\DisplayFusionHookx64.dll
Name: DisplayFusion Hook
Prod Version: 1, 0, 0, 0
File Version: 1, 0, 0, 0
Size: 47,792 bytes

--- Taskbars ------------
Enabled: True

--- Taskbar 1------------
Location X: 1680
Location Y: 1010
Width: 1680
Height: 40
Button: "Mozilla Firefox # # Post reply" (00050786:00050786)
Button: "DisplayFusion Registration - Local Folders - Shredder (Build 20081203222720)" (00060624:00060624)
Button: "DisplayFusion Pro ~ Settings" (0003078e:0003078e)

--- Screens ------------
Point Min X: 0
Point Min Y: 0
Point Max X: 3360
Point Max Y: 1050
Total Width: 3360
Total Height: 1050
ActiveDesktop: False

--- Screen 1------------
ScreenID: 0
Width: 1680
Height: 1050
PosX: 0
PosY: 0
MoveH: 0
MoveV: 0

--- Screen 2------------
ScreenID: 1
Width: 1680
Height: 1050
PosX: 1680
PosY: 0
MoveH: 0
MoveV: 0

--- Managed Threads ------------
ID:3 :: Name:Taskbar0 :: Age:00:01:04.2670000 :: Alive:True :: BG:True :: State:Background
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Jan 22, 2009  • #9
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Thanks for the feedback John. I know, it looks hideous right now in Windows 7. :) However, I figured some support was better than none at all. You can disable themes support in the Settings window, on the Taskbar tab. This will render the second taskbar using the Windows Classic theme, which is ugly but legible. I will start working on better Windows 7 support once DisplayFusion v2.3 is done and out the door.
Jan 22, 2009  • #10
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pfft - it's more than I had 15 minutes ago - and I honestly think Classic is more hideous than this lol.

At any rate, I wasn't expecting it to work at all, so this is like a mini bonus inside of a present.
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Jan 22, 2009  • #11
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