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    INSTALLDIR: [Program Files]Company Name\ProductName\[Version Number]???!



    I've just created a new installation for our application. The default
    INSTALLDIR follows recommended guidelines of [Program Files]\Company
    Name\Product Name. The new product is 7.0.x.

    Our intention will be to release more versions of 7.0.x, and 7.1.x, and then
    eventually 8.x.x.

    Only one version 7.x.x can be installed on a computer at any one time; it's
    likely that 8.x.x. will be able to co-exist with 7.x.x.

    My question is, should our default INSTALLDIR be extended to also include
    the MAJOR version number i.e.

    [Program Files]\Company Name\Product Name\MAJOR_VERSION_NUMBER (i.e. 7)

    I appreciate it's only a default, but most people don't change the default
    unless they need to. Meaning it will attempt to install version 8 in the
    same directory as version 7 unless the user changes the default???

    Alastair






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    Re: INSTALLDIR: [Program Files]Company Name\ProductName\[Version Number]???!



    IMHO, I would extend it.

    Mike
    Webs Unlimited, Inc.

    "Alastair Cameron" <alastair.cameron@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:3c15122f@news.installshield.com...
    > I've just created a new installation for our application. The default
    > INSTALLDIR follows recommended guidelines of [Program Files]\Company
    > Name\Product Name. The new product is 7.0.x.
    >
    > Our intention will be to release more versions of 7.0.x, and 7.1.x, and
    then
    > eventually 8.x.x.
    >
    > Only one version 7.x.x can be installed on a computer at any one time;
    it's
    > likely that 8.x.x. will be able to co-exist with 7.x.x.
    >
    > My question is, should our default INSTALLDIR be extended to also include
    > the MAJOR version number i.e.
    >
    > [Program Files]\Company Name\Product Name\MAJOR_VERSION_NUMBER (i.e.
    7)
    >
    > I appreciate it's only a default, but most people don't change the default
    > unless they need to. Meaning it will attempt to install version 8 in the
    > same directory as version 7 unless the user changes the default???
    >
    > Alastair
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >


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    Re: INSTALLDIR: [Program Files]Company Name\ProductName\[Version Number]???!



    IMHO, I would extend it.

    Mike
    Webs Unlimited, Inc.

    "Alastair Cameron" <alastair.cameron@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:3c15122f@news.installshield.com...
    > I've just created a new installation for our application. The default
    > INSTALLDIR follows recommended guidelines of [Program Files]\Company
    > Name\Product Name. The new product is 7.0.x.
    >
    > Our intention will be to release more versions of 7.0.x, and 7.1.x, and
    then
    > eventually 8.x.x.
    >
    > Only one version 7.x.x can be installed on a computer at any one time;
    it's
    > likely that 8.x.x. will be able to co-exist with 7.x.x.
    >
    > My question is, should our default INSTALLDIR be extended to also include
    > the MAJOR version number i.e.
    >
    > [Program Files]\Company Name\Product Name\MAJOR_VERSION_NUMBER (i.e.
    7)
    >
    > I appreciate it's only a default, but most people don't change the default
    > unless they need to. Meaning it will attempt to install version 8 in the
    > same directory as version 7 unless the user changes the default???
    >
    > Alastair
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >


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    Re: INSTALLDIR: [Program Files]Company Name\ProductName\[Version Number]???!



    IMHO, I would extend it.

    Mike
    Webs Unlimited, Inc.

    "Alastair Cameron" <alastair.cameron@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:3c15122f@news.installshield.com...
    > I've just created a new installation for our application. The default
    > INSTALLDIR follows recommended guidelines of [Program Files]\Company
    > Name\Product Name. The new product is 7.0.x.
    >
    > Our intention will be to release more versions of 7.0.x, and 7.1.x, and
    then
    > eventually 8.x.x.
    >
    > Only one version 7.x.x can be installed on a computer at any one time;
    it's
    > likely that 8.x.x. will be able to co-exist with 7.x.x.
    >
    > My question is, should our default INSTALLDIR be extended to also include
    > the MAJOR version number i.e.
    >
    > [Program Files]\Company Name\Product Name\MAJOR_VERSION_NUMBER (i.e.
    7)
    >
    > I appreciate it's only a default, but most people don't change the default
    > unless they need to. Meaning it will attempt to install version 8 in the
    > same directory as version 7 unless the user changes the default???
    >
    > Alastair
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >


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    Thumbs up Hi

    It is actually a good idea..Microsoft and iNstallshield also following the same notation..

    -mahi

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