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G Phillips
12-13-2002, 05:32 AM
Is the Patch feature in Express 4 functionally equivalent to the Patches created with Developer??

Or is it less powerful in some way?

cheers

Chandima
12-13-2002, 10:38 AM
The QuickPatch portion is pretty much the same, but Developer has an additional "Patch Definitions" View which gives you more freedom. It also has an Upgrade View which makes making Major and Minor Upgrades easier. It also has the legacy Patch Wizard which creates a patch between two given msi files (the differences in the msi files have to fall under a very strict set of rules though for the patch to work properly. That's why we came up with the QuickPatch approach). I recomend you get the evaluation versions of both and make your final judgement though.