[Qgis-developer] Plan for QGIS 1.0 preview 1

Tara Athan 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:
> Tim,
>> 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
>> automatically.
> 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: 
> http://trac.osgeo.org/qgis/browser/trunk/qgis/ms-windows/QGIS-Installer.nsi 
> Tara has already tested a "development" installer. She could comment 
> and give her judge on that.
> Regards,
> Marco
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Tara Athan
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