Will there by an ActiveX and xpi based installer for the Web Player so you do not have to download an executable and need admin rights? I read that admin rights are no longer needed but it did not work for me I needed them.
Answer by Joachim Ante
Dec 20, 2009 at 12:22 AM
In the case of Windows Vista using UAC, the dialog saying "A program needs your permission to continue", will show for both XPI installers, ActiveX installers and EXE based installers in the same way.
We chose to use the exe based installer because it allows you to have a customizable installation process presented to the user. As an example take a look at blurst.com they did a very nice job at making people interested in installing the plugin.
The gold bar has some usability issues. Very often people don't actually notice that you can click it when it pops up. The exe based installation process does not have this issue.
Answer by Ashkan_gc
Nov 19, 2009 at 08:31 PM
the unity's web player consists of an activex control and a firefox plugin for windows and plugins for Mac OSX
the web player's license don't allow it's destribution in any form other than downloading from unity3d.com web site. there is a reason for this and that is, unity guys want to know how many times the player has been downloaded and in this way they can understand how many computers all over the world have unity web player installed.
so you can not copy it or make an installer for it. it's forbidden!!!
Hi Ashkan. I think that what he's asking is if that web player installation can happen without user intervention, other than telling IE to download the control - like it happens with other ActiveX controls. (I'm not a Windows user, so I can't answer)
Yes Ricardo. My question was not about having my own installer but having an automatic install where you just say "Yes install it" and then it will happen. I saw that some software used an xpi to install the player instead of an EXE file, not because it was a plugin but because it allows the easiest way to install something on a user machine.
We're investigating support for msi installers, but I'm not sure how that would affect the situation.
Which configuration were you on when non-admin installation failed? And did you have a previous version of the plugin installed?
Regarding the xpi installer, please file a feature request using the bug reporter from the Unity help menu.
It is not that the installation failed but when I double click the installer it immediately asks me for UAC "A program needs your permission to continue". Concerning the xpi will there also be a solution for IE which would be more important. At least some automatic download.
I use a normal user under Windows Vista.
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