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Re: Installer woes

From: <pete_at_molehole.org>
Date: 2005-10-19 11:50:50 CEST

On Wed, Oct 19, 2005 at 11:10:43AM +0200, Molle Bestefich wrote:
> Regarding the "installer not uninstalling previous versions" problem.
> Could we just agree that there won't be more than a 100 minor releases
> of any major release of Subversion and then go ahead and concatenate
> the version numbers like this:
> real version --> installer version:
> --> 102.4.5432,
> --> 103.0.7654,
> etc.
> Dropping the assumption and concatenating the last numbers would also
> do fine (and is IMHO prettier), like this:
> real version --> installer version:
> --> 1.2.45432,
> --> 1.3.07654
> etc.

This scheme would get my vote. I would rather have the build number than the micro version number, and have cursed MSI in the past for not allowing both...
> Problem solved?

Yes, it would be. If we changed the version numbering scheme like this, MSI would auto-magically uninstall old version(s) each time a newer one was installed.

> Btw, this issue is not in Flyspray.
> I'd like to add it to keep track of progress if noone objects.

+1 from me.


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Received on Wed Oct 19 11:45:38 2005

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