I went to install Eagle 7.2, and immediately got stuck when it offers a default install directory of C:\EAGLE-7.2.0. OK, why?
In general I don't want apps installing themselves in random top-level locations; why can't Eagle just install in one of the standard locations?
So, I could just edit the suggested location, but to which standard location? Is Eagle a 32-bit app or a 64-bit app? And maybe there's some crucial reason why it can't be installed to one of those?
Eventually I found online a file "v7.2_en.pdf" EAGLE Update Information, which contains the enigmatic remark "On Windows the default installation path in the setup dialog has been changed from the Windows program folder to C:\EAGLE-<version> (<version> being the full EAGLE version string)."
No explanation of why this change, and how crucial it is to abide by it. Maybe it's just a mistake?
FWIW, I changed the path to C:\Program Files (x86)\EAGLE-7.2.0. Even doing that was a hassle because the Browse window won't allow you to browse then enter the name of the new installation directory. But it is possible to back out of that window and enter the desired path by hand.
After installation, I checked the eagle.exe executable, and it is a 32-bit app, so I guessed correctly on the location.
Still don't know if this will cause problems downstream though.
Any further info on this?