Some of you may have integrated CAB files into your websites.
So when your new users (who do not already have a DWF ActiveX control installed) visit your web pages, they will download and install Autodesk Design Review 2009. No action is required on your part.
At this point, users download a setup file that is approximately 40MB in size.
There is a possibility that this may change. Some considerations is given to plans to link the same CAB file to an installer, that would not only download and setup the application but also do the same for all missing pre-requisites.
The advantage of the proposed process would be that users have all pre-requisites as well as the software installed. Disadvantage would be that the installation is likely to take longer.
Only alternative would be to continue to offer to link the CAB file to the MSI (only), but that requires all users to have all pre-requisites on the machine, else the installation will fail.
What would your preference be? Suggestions, comments?