[scribus] Upgrade of Windows' version

John Beardmore John at T4sLtd.co.uk
Tue Sep 18 16:04:46 UTC 2012

On 18/09/2012 13:38, a.l.e wrote:

> hi
>>>> As been mentioned you can usually keep several versions installed in
>>>> parallel, BUT, when you uninstall an old version of Scribus all file
>>>> associations and such will unfortunately be removed.
>>> is there a bug report for this?
>> I'm not sure it's a bug, I think it's rather a limitation on how
>> installers work on Windows?
> i guess that most installer won't allow multiple copies of the same
> software...
> ... imo, if we want to allow installing multiple copies of scribus in
> parallel, our installer should handle this correctly.
> allowing a second copy to be installed on top of the first one, but
> removing the shared files when one of the copies gets deleted is imo not
> correct.
> considering the current status of the things, i don't think that it
> would be a bad idea to tweak the installer so that it makes sure that
> the older versions are cleaned up before installing the new version...
> and asking the people who want several copies in parallel to install the
> other copies through the portable packages.

I typically have up to three versions of scribus installed under 
windows. At the moment there's 1.4.0, 1.4.1 and 1.4.2svn. Every now and 
then I purge some old ones.

I've been doing this for a while, but not noticed any problems.

If I had lost a file association, I'd probably have just pointed it back 
to the version I wanted to use. As far as I've been concerned it's 
worked fine though.

Cheers, J/.
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