I see that the automated build page https://github.com/Beep6581/RawTherapee/releases/tag/nightly has both .exe and .zip files for the latest RT windows builds. My question is not about why there are two different types of installs, but how would each type of install change the overall experience of using RT on a windows 10 computer?
I have always thought that using an .exe install adds the necessary folders to the installation drive e.g. “C” and writes the necessary information to the registry as well. If that doesn’t happen in the same way when using the .zip install then I would imagine that the RT program would not launch or operate in the same way as when doing an .exe install.