[Qgis-developer] Plan for QGIS 1.0 preview 1
tara_athan at alt2is.com
Fri Sep 19 16:50:28 EDT 2008
The Dev Windows installer worked as advertised- no problems. I have the
official release and the dev release both installed.
Marco Pasetti wrote:
>> I would suggest not to put packages into mainstream repos, but rather
>> offer them via our download site for manual installation so that folks
>> who prefer to use the current official release dont get upgraded
> The current "packaging procedure" I developed already provides a
> development package/installer, that does not take effects on the
> eventually installed stable version of QGIS.
> That means that the setup file installs QGIS in a separate folder,
> with separate desktop and start launch incons (marked by the "dev"
> suffix), with independent registry keys and with an independent
> uninstall procedure. The installer provides the same features of its
> "stable brother", that means that it can provide upgrade, downgrade
> and repair installations, so that, when a new dev/preview release is
> done (such as a weekly snapshot), the installer performs an upgrade
> over the previously installed development version.
> The only common resources used by both are the .qgis directory in the
> user's folder and the registry keys that manage the toolbar and window
> size parameters (I cannot separate them, because they are directly
> managed by the application).
> For more information read here:
> Tara has already tested a "development" installer. She could comment
> and give her judge on that.
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