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Re: [TSVN] Impact of GUID change?

From: SteveKing <steveking_at_gmx.ch>
Date: 2005-01-07 19:19:35 CET

Will Dean wrote:
> At 18:35 07/01/2005 +0100, you wrote:
>
>> Why not? From a mathematical point of view, if number A is random and
>> globally unique, A-X is too.
>
>
> But a GUID's not random.

Yes it is. The GuidGen.exe utility uses a random algorithm to create the
GUID (previously, it used the MAC address of the network card as a
starting value, but that was dropped because of privacy issues. Now,
GuidGen uses only completely random numbers to create the GUID).

>> You mean the ID's in the installer script? They were generated by
>> VS.NET. You see, to get a WiX script to start with, I used the
>> installer I created with VS.NET and then used the WiX decompiler
>> (dark) to get a script to start with. Most of those ID's weren't
>> changed since then.
>
>
> No, I meant these:
>
> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers\_TortoiseSVN4
>
>
> where there wasn't an underscore before the _TortoiseSVN4 entry before
> last night's change.

If you check the installer script, you will notice that I haven't
changed that - that change happend long before! So if you had those
entries without the underscore in HKLM, then that would mean that the
installer doesn't update those entries correctly :(

Stefan

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