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NewsArchive
12-10-2001, 01:00 AM
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

NewsArchive
12-11-2001, 01:00 AM
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
>
>
>
>
>
>

NewsArchive
12-11-2001, 01:00 AM
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
>
>
>
>
>
>

NewsArchive
12-11-2001, 01:00 AM
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
>
>
>
>
>
>

mahi4u
04-03-2006, 07:40 AM
It is actually a good idea..Microsoft and iNstallshield also following the same notation..

-mahi