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Unregistered
03-26-2004, 05:26 PM
Regarding the web install feature:
how are the update files deployed ? are they simply put on a webserver for access by the clients web installer by a certain uri ?
if clients can have different versions of the base installation, could the web installer differ between them, e.g. for client do the upgrade, for client b refuse ? or to put it more general, is it possible to do incremental upgrades with the web install feature ?

linder
03-29-2004, 01:44 AM
"Web Install" and "Web Update" are two different animals. I think you are talking about "Web Update" to add live Internet version updating to your program (like Symantech's LiveUpdate).

Web Update consists of two separate components: a client-side executable that runs on the user's system and server-side "cluster" files.

You install a small client application along with your software to give the option to check for newer versions of your applications. The client downloads the latest SetupScript (installation script) from your server to manage your software updates over the Internet.

It's completely up to you what to do with client A and client B. You have full access to the SetupScript scripting language. If client B does not have installed YaddaYadda (your condition goes here) then refuse to update.

Does this help?