I have made and compiled my own package with the idea and help from Michael. The package is called the VLE package and it installs all the required software to run our school VLE. It is designed to distribute to students to install on there home computer. No more problems with students not being able to open anything on the home PC.
The package contains:
Adobe Reader 9.1
Combined Community Codec Pack
Adobe Flash 10
Promethean FlipChart Viewer
SmartBoard Notebook Viewer
Java 6 Update 13
All the user does is run a single .exe and it installs the lot.
If anyone is interested please reply here
i am very intrested in this tell me more :-)
How did you make the single .exe?
Is it possible to chose software not to install?
It's seems really useful but we don't have Promethean for example.
Samsung have a really neat splash screen when you run the drivers/software disk which lets you tick the options you want then installs all the ticked ones with no further user intervention.
You cant choose what to install. I use winzip to make the single exe
I can make a few alterations if people wish though. As long as its not over the top.
All you do is run the single exe and it install all of the above.
jcollings (27th April 2009)
Sounds like something I'd be interested in, though like jcollings we don't have Promethean. Thanks.
Saying that it is just the viewer not the full software.
What sort of size does this end up? I was estimating about 400+ mb which seems a lot to ask a user to download in one go just to get your VLE to work...
Im interested, perhaps its might be a good idea to publish a little tutorial on how you did this?
The size is 285mb. We mainly load it onto pen drives for students it can be downloaded.
I will do a tutorial when i get chance
that reduces alot of complains from parents and students,
does any one know any other software should be added to the list
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