John Welch reports on the Adobe (née Acrobat) Reader 8 installer. It installs the app in /Applications/ (with no option to specify a different location) even if you decline to accept the license agreement. I.e. once you double-click the installer, you’re getting Acrobat Reader 8 plopped into your top-level Applications folder. Even worse, the installer apparently doesn’t write a log. Anything other than a drag-and-drop installation is bad enough, but I just don’t trust installers that don’t write a log — I want to know everything that gets installed and where.
★ Wednesday, 6 December 2006