Etiquette - Where to place a Runtime
My background is mostly Unix so I am not especially knowledgeable about where I should place an FM Pro runtime. I know that system-wide .exe files are placed in the Program Files folder.
I have done this with my FM runtime during testing. However, the .USR file is going to grow and it will likely grow at a good clip from around 2.7 MB clean to perhaps more than 100 MB after the user adds data.
Two things bother my about placing the runtime in Program Files:
- It is not a usual place to store an ever growing data file.
- It is not usually backed up by users so a disk crash would mean a catastrophic loss of data