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Re: [TSVN] Re: Setup package changes

From: Simon Large <simon_at_skirridsystems.co.uk>
Date: 2005-07-21 23:22:13 CEST

Peter Mounce wrote:
> SteveKing wrote:
>>> - inform the user if they are updating an existing version, that if
>>> they do so, they will overwrite their current version? (Obvious,
>>> but, well, some people like the warning)
>>
>> I don't think a warning is necessary. People just want to install the
>> package - they expect the installer to handle updates/upgrades
>> automatically.
>
> Currently, the setup package will look for any version of TSVN, remove
> it, and install whatever version is contained within the package. This
> allows the user to downgrade - is this by design? Personally, I think
> it would be better to only allow upgrades - if the user wants to
> downgrade, he should be forced to manually uninstall the existing
> version, then install the older version in two distinct operations.
> Alternatively, it's possible to code in a warning if the user's trying
> to downgrade.

It should definitely be possible to downgrade without jumping through
hoops. If we release a version with a bug which affects a particular
site badly, they will want to revert to the previous one so they can
keep working. It's also useful when trying to track down when some
particular change happened.

A downgrade warning might be good. Upgrade should just proceed silently.

>>> - Is it possible to ask for the program group where the TSVN links
>>> are to be installed in?

Ideally, this should be remembered too on upgrade.

Simon

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Received on Thu Jul 21 23:21:42 2005

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