Our installer includes a registered version and a trial version all in one. To do so, we ask the user for a license&password. Then we pass this variables to a custom exe shipped with the installer which connects to our server and validates the license&password. Then, the installer continues extracting the registered version or the trial version.
So far so good. But now the installer reached the 2GB. I've seen this post and tested the alternatives suggested but:
- Compressed CDRom (compressPackedFiles set to 1). It creates the compressed dist file but our custom exe fails to run. Is there a way I can avoid compressing just that exe while continue compressing the rest of the files?
- Uncompressed CDRom (compressPackedFiles unset - default is 0). It creates a big dist folder (13 GB !!!). I could compress it with 7zip or similar which is not ideal but could do the trick. And our custom exe runs fine after uncompressing but the registered version is exposed.
- Downloadable components. We already use that for the regular installer and it works fine in general. However, some customers report connection errors while the installer is downloading big components. That's the reason why we have been sending a non-downloadable-components version. At least until now...
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