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Re: [TSVN] Installer weirdness

From: Peter Mounce <pete_at_molehole.org>
Date: 2005-09-02 14:43:25 CEST

Nick Gilbert wrote:
> Why does the installer force you to close all your applications when it
> seems to always ask you to reboot to finish installing anyway? If it's
> going to reboot anyway, surely it can just install the files and let
> windows replace them on the next boot. It's pretty irriating when after
> you've closed all your apps manually, it then asks you to reboot anyway.

I'd speculate that it needs to install the shell extension dll over the
top of the old one. Since explorer uses the old one, it has to shut
explorer. Since explorer is the parent for all these other processes,
it needs to shut those, too.

I don't know that it's possible to schedule the replacement to happen
over the course of a reboot, sorry. But given that you need to reboot
_anyway_, there's no getting around the fact that you'll have to shut
the various apps you have open.

> Secondly, why does it offer to show you the changelog when it seems to
> *always* reboot? Unless you've got a very slow PC, then you only have a
> few millseconds to read the changelog before your PC goes down for a
> reboot (which won't take long since you've already been forced to quit
> from pretty much every application including things you can't imagine
> affect TSVN like Trillian).

The changelog is displayed "asyncNoWait", which means the MSI spawns the
notepad window with the changelog then immediately forgets about it in
favour of doing the next step. On my own box, I get the "restart,
yes/no" dialog pop up _under_ the notepad, so I have time to read the
changelog.

I take it that doesn't happen for you? It can be changed so the
installer waits for the notepad window to shut before continuing...

Pete

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