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Re: Windows installer MWL#55 finished.


It seems that http://downloads.askmonty.org/mariadb/ still has the old
NSIS-based installer for 5.1.55? -- Peter

On Tue, Feb 8, 2011 at 00:46, Vladislav Vaintroub <wlad@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>wrote:

> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: kahzoo@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:kahzoo@xxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Kazuhisa
> > Ichikawa
> > Sent: Sonntag, 6. Februar 2011 09:32
> > To: Vladislav Vaintroub
> > Cc: Philip Stoev; maria-developers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: Re: [Maria-developers] Windows installer MWL#55 finished.
> Hello, Kazuhisa
> > No :-). My experience with MySQL installers is limited to fresh
> > install. This is the first time I tried 'upgrade' and my expectation
> > was purely imaginary.
> Right, there is no upgrade functionality in MySQLs installers up-to-now
> (nor
> I heard or any planning for it recently). But I noticed that both you and
> Philip had quite similar requests for the changed UI in case of  "upgrade
> possible". Both of you recommended changes at the "Database Properties"
> dialog, I think it is wrong place, by the time you enter this dialog it is
> too late,  you should not have entered this dialog, as the intention was
> not
> "create new", but "upgrade existing" anyway..
> So since both of my users have pointed to usability issues,  I added a new
> dialog  that comes after license agreement that and tells user  that
> upgradable instances were found and please make a choice between
>  installing
> a new instance and not installing a new instance(optional upgrade one or
> more existing ones). This sounds almost like your first suggestion, but in
> own dialog. This dialog comes right before feature selection, and only
> thing
> it might do is to unselect "Database Instance" feature in the following
> dialog . Technically, it duplicates functionality of the feature selection
> tree. So what... I hope it adds some clarity for the user - at least tells
> the user that his existing instances *can* be upgraded. Or maybe it won't
> help that much, since user never looks at the UI anyway :) (nice article
> about that is here
> http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/2009/10/treating-user-myopia.html )
> Anyway, I uploaded the newest msis to the usual place, if somebody wants to
> play with it.
> Thanks,
> Vladislav.
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