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Re: [TSVN] Upgrading + Verson numbering

From: Peter Mounce <pete_at_molehole.org>
Date: 2005-08-19 11:34:54 CEST

Simon Large wrote:
> Peter Mounce wrote:
>> Simon Large wrote:
>>> So you are saying (contrary to Peter) that we *don't* need to
>>> uninstall the nightly each time? That is good news :-)
>> I said that the uninstall would only happen automatically if and only
>> if the one of the first three digits of the version number has been
>> incremented. That doesn't happen for nightlies, only releases. And
>> _when_ that happens, all the previous release's nightlies will be
>> uninstalled at once, which will give a noticable pause proportional to
>> the number of nightlies were installed.
> A couple of days ago you said:
> > So - nightly users, until this issue gets resolved (after discussion
> > and later implementation of whatever we decide), please uninstall
> > before installing the next nightly.
> But I have been getting some bounce reports from the mailing list
> (temporary ISP problems at my end I think), so I may have missed something.
> I take it that advice no longer stands.

_I_ think people _should_ do that, for there to be no chance of files
from a previous nightly to remain on the tester's computer. As Stefan
said, though, all of the binaries are marked with a version number and
it should be fine.

Alternatively, we could figure out how to release the nightlies as
patches. But that's almost certainly more trouble than it's worth what
with recording Product/Package GUIDs that would become necessary...


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