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Re: [StrongED] Re: StrongED 4.70a13 available

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          Martin <list01@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On 14 Oct in article <4c29d44657.fjgraute@xxxxxxxxx>,
>    Fred Graute <fjgraute@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > In message <574661f22elist01@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >           Martin <list01@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> [Snip]
> > > I would suggest that because it is normal for most apps to just
> > > drag new over old,
> > I've never really liked that way of updating applications. Largely
> > for 2 reasons:
> >  - It forces authors to keep the internal structure of an
> >    application the same.
> It is easy to arrange for an Obey file or program to run when an
> application is first run after an update, which can delete any files
> or directories that are now redundant - and then even delete itself.
> This is certainly used by both Organizer and Pluto updates.  

With all due respect, there's a big difference in scale. Organisor,
Pluto 60-ish and 30-ish files respectively, full StrongED 1500-ish

Then there's users, as Jeremy pointed out, that skip versions so the
Obey file/updater would need to cater for that as well.

There are also, or at least used to be, users that don't use StrED_cfg
instead they prefer to change things inside StrongED itself.

> [Snip]
> > > to avoid SE problems the process should be included in all SE
> > > releases?
> > Until now I'd always assumed that users who run test releases know
> > what they are doing. 
> Sorry - some of us are recent converts!

Oh dear, and I haven't even been preaching. ;-)
Point taken though.


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