It's Time to Fix This Installation Stuff, Guys

Andre Garzia soapdog at
Tue Sep 7 20:38:06 EDT 2004


in the meantime, would it be hard for us to create a "migrator" stack 
that would pick license.rev, the plugins and other important stuff and 
merge with other Rev folder? I think we could do this, then if we 
reinstall rev, press a button on the migrator stack, puf, cloned 
instalation... :D


On Sep 7, 2004, at 9:15 PM, Dan Shafer wrote:

> I realize RunRev has limited resources.
> I realize that there are probably higher priorities.
> But, really, guys, how hard would it be to finally fix the 
> installation process so it was smooth? I am so tired of downloading a 
> new version (latest incident was the Build 2 of 2.5), then having to 
> copy all my Plug-ins and other stuff over to the new app folder (which 
> is a pain but perhaps difficult to automate). But what *really* bugs 
> me is having to re-register the product and reset my preferences every 
> time I upgrade or do a reinstall (especially since reinstalling has 
> become a multiple-times-per-week chore since I started pushing the 
> envelope a bit).
> Isn't this really a matter of storing some of this information like 
> prefs and license key in a folder that doesn't get overwritten by a 
> new installation? How hard can that be?
> If I required my customers to go through these kinds of hoops every 
> time I upgraded their software, they'd tar and feather me.
> Hmmmmmmmmmmmm.
> :-D
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