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Re: [TSVN] Upgrading + Verson numbering

From: Simon Large <simon_at_skirridsystems.co.uk>
Date: 2005-08-19 00:55:23 CEST

Stefan Küng wrote:
> Simon Large wrote:
>> Peter Mounce wrote:
>>> Simon Large wrote:
>>>> I thought Stefan had solved this one before by making a new guid
>>>> automatically for every build, using ??????.???????.??????.????????
>>>> somewhere.
>>> The package and product GUIDs are indeed randomly generated for each
>>> build. It's the UpgradeCode that has to remain the same. But a
>>> MajorUpgrade does not occur if a.b.c of a.b.c.d of the version number
>>> remains the same - ie, the nightlies. That means nightly users will
>>> get more than one entry in the add/remove programs applet, among
>>> other (also not too serious) things.
>> Silly question, but how was it working before and has stopped working
>> now?
> It never "stopped working". It has been that way ever since.
> The problem we face is that without changing the third number in the
> version, the MSI won't upgrade files which don't have a version
> information attached to. Since our binaries all have a version resource,
> they get upgraded properly. What won't be upgraded properly are text
> files (e.g. autolist.txt, license files, ...), the apr-iconv dll's (they
> don't have a version resource) and of course the program menu shortcuts.
> But since those don't change for nightly builds anyway, we can safely
> ignore that problem.

So you are saying (contrary to Peter) that we *don't* need to uninstall
the nightly each time? That is good news :-)


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