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Re: [tdf-discuss] Automatic Updates
- Subject: Re: [tdf-discuss] Automatic Updates
- From: Charles Marcus <CMarcus@Media-Brokers.com>
- Date: Wed, 06 Oct 2010 14:06:35 -0400
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On 2010-10-06 1:04 AM, Scott Furry wrote:
> Any installation method that is deployed, in my mind, must 'respect'
> the package management of the base operating system.
+1 - So, for most *nix's, this would mean that the built-in LibO updater
should be disabled, and let the systems package manager take care of it.
> Problem is that Windows doesn't have a package management system.
> There is no one simple way to install, update or uninstall.
Yes there is... use the MSI system, which will take care of things like
unpacking to the environments /tmp directory, launching the installer
after unpacking (like it does now), then - and here is the trickey part
I guess - detect a current installation, and offer to upgrade it, or to
install a parallel version.
I am not a programmer, but I know enough about it to know that this
wouldn't be all that difficult to do for a good programmer who has
experience writing installer scripts for the windows platform.
> Yes, there is msiexec, but that just provides a means to an end and
> doesn't handle update mechanisms nor framework/standardize installs.
> As for update mechanisms, we're left with 3rd party programs.
The current OOo auto-update detector would be fine if the update process
itself worked as I described above.
> Other than making sure that LibO cleans up after itself, how much
> effort do we want to put into installers?
Since updates is one of the things that seems to confuse a lot of
people, I think it would be a good thing if this could be fixed...
Oh - and while we're on the subject, please, bring back the ability to
choose how File Associations are configured in the GUI installer - but
with the addition of the new XML versions too (so, there would be 6
checkbox/choices instead of just 3.
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