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Re: Windows installer MWL#55 finished.



I will be able to do some testing with this, perhaps in the next 10
days or so. I can test the upgrade on 32-bit, 64-bit, and a variety
version of Windows (2003, 2008, 2008 R2), if necessary.

Haidong Ji

On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 8:28 AM, Vladislav Vaintroub
<wlad@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I updated the MWL#55 (Windows installer) with the upgrade information. Now, people will be able to upgrade between prior MariaDB (or
> prior MySQL) versions using upgrade wizard, which is by default launched at the end of installation, if upgradable instances are
> found .
>  Users will also be able to use Upgrade Wizard  after the installation, at any the time convenient for them. Upgrade wizard will
> also be included into ZIP distribution. Besides GUI Wizard, there is a command line utility mysql_upgrade_service.exe  to perform
> all operations  necessary to  upgrade an existing database instance registered as service (in fact GUI wizard uses this
> mysql_upgrade_service.exe as "backend").
> Wizard is an MFC application. I'm sorry for that, but my Windows C/C++ GUI programming experience is not only rusty (prior to this
> WL last time I used it was more than  a decade ago), it is also restricted to MFC only. Being MFC application, it will require  at
> least VS Professional to build.  There is no MFC in  free Visual Studio Express edition,  nor in free Windows SDK.  Build and
> packaging process will handle missing MFC gracefully (build won't try to compile upgrade wizard,  package won't include it , and
> installer won't  start it at the end of installation).
> The repository that includes the final windows installer is
>  lp:~maria-captains/maria/5.2-windows-packaging-upgrade
> Building installer is described in http://askmonty.org/worklog/Server-Sprint/?tid=55 (Section "Building installer", at the very
> start of the WL).
> Monty or Sergei (or volunteers if any): Can you please have a look the above repo and do a review . I tried to split the big patch
> into parts,  but I did not find the result to be too satisfactory
> Philip: would you be able to test the upgrade wizard?  You need a service running under some older mysqld.exe binary (e.g. install
> MySQL 5.1), you'll should get upgrade wizard launched at the end of install. You should also get Wizard at the end of installation
> any time you have an older version of Maria running as service.
> Thanks and best regards,
> Wlad
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