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Re: Installer woes

From: <pete_at_molehole.org>
Date: 2005-10-19 17:39:35 CEST

On Wed, Oct 19, 2005 at 09:35:11AM -0600, Joseph Galbraith wrote:
> >I remember. However, a) in 2.5 years we've had 4.5k revisions, so
> >assuming linear progression, that's a significant number of years before
> >we hit that limit, and b) if we hit that limit, we can surely just
> >increment the major or minor version number and add some code to subtract
> >65536 from the build number at that point, and still have it turn out
> >ok...?
> >
> >I would expect the limits to change once MSI gets ported to 64 bit...?
> I doubt it... I don't think the on-disk structures have changed
> for 64 bit... so the limits are the same.

But why wouldn't they change to take advantage of the new longer word length?

> >Whatever; Not My Problem For A While Yet (tm) ;-)
> Nope... not for a while-- ~36 yrs is a long time :-)
> (But it becomes drastically shorter if you try to combine
> other information into the field.)

Then I vote we don't ;-)


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