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Re: RFC: Update wizard

From: "Dave Page" <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk>
To: Raphaël Enrici <blacknoz(at)club-internet(dot)fr>,"Andreas Pflug" <pgadmin(at)pse-consulting(dot)de>
Cc: "pgadmin-hackers" <pgadmin-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: RFC: Update wizard
Date: 2004-11-21 22:50:20
Message-ID: E7F85A1B5FF8D44C8A1AF6885BC9A0E4307259@ratbert.vale-housing.co.uk (view raw or flat)
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Raphaël Enrici [mailto:blacknoz(at)club-internet(dot)fr] 
> Sent: 21 November 2004 21:39
> To: Dave Page; Andreas Pflug
> Cc: pgadmin-hackers
> Subject: Re: [pgadmin-hackers] RFC: Update wizard
> 
> 
> What are you thinking about exactly ? A way to specify an external 
> script/command to launch or something ? Under Linux and maybe 
> others, I 
> think that updaters generally do exactly the same thing, but 
> generally 
> less efficiently, as the native packaging systems. Example: I 
> love the 
> pear system for php but I consider that it clashes with the native 
> packaging tools under Debian... By using pear system you get 
> unpackaged 
> files installed on your system.
> And what about things partly installed (example data files not up to 
> date with binaries) which may break the app...
> 
> I'd be for something advertising a new version but not more. 
> Unless we 
> have something really open and customisable to suits the needs of all 
> OSes packagers.

Yeah, that's the downside. On some apps I've used on Windows, it's nice get have the app download a new version of itself, and spawn a new process to move the new version into place and run it. Makes it all seamless and very slick. Doesn't fit in well with Linux packaging schemes though does it :-(

Regards, Dave.

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