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Re: Setup versioning

I think this may already be in the setup todo list.. I suggested an easy
mechanism (include setup.exe in the setup.ini and then warn if setup is
unable to handle the download requirements .. ie a minor version as opposed
to a point version has changed)
..or even easier. in setup.ini include a minimum setup.exe version


----- Original Message -----
From: "Xavier" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, September 08, 2000 8:17 AM
Subject: Re: Setup versioning

> At 03:02 PM 9/7/2000 -0400, David A. Cobb wrote:
> >DJ Delorie wrote:
> >
> > > > Actually, clicking it launches my browser which then asks where I
wish to
> > > > store the program which I do.  Then quit the browser and run it.
> > >
> > > Hmmm... my browser asks me if I want to run it directly, which is what
> > > I usually do.
> >
> >I'm also paranoid.  Unless I'm connecting to you via a secure route, I
> >figure my AV software ought to have a go at your ".exe" before I run it.
> What about an extra file on the server containing the version number?
> Setup could check to see whether it's up to date or not and tell the user
> to download the newer version if not. It looks like setup will contact the
> cygnus server to get the mirror list anyway so maybe the check could be
> done just before that step.
> The drawback is that this requires some updates to the web server and a
> predefined location so it's not just a matter of sending a patch. And of
> course this may not be a good idea or there may be some better way of
> something similar, I didn't spend too much time thinking about it.
> Xavier
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