[wix-devs] 3746/4808 - Configuring Bundle upgrades

Sean Hall r.sean.hall at gmail.com
Tue Jun 30 14:35:49 PDT 2020

I don't have a preference for what the defaults are.

What I'm interested in is allowing Bundles to declaratively specify
"AllowDowngrades" and "AllowSameVersionUpgrades" as yes/no. Version ranges
probably aren't required for this, so I'd be fine with doing it differently.

On Wed, Jul 1, 2020 at 1:26 AM Rob Mensching <rob at firegiant.com> wrote:

> We could if the additional complexity was worth it. However, AFAICT, the
> lack of version ranges hasn't been a real problem.
> What was called out as the problem was the "AllowSameVersionUpgrades" both
> in Bundles and MSIs. I think I've come around (and these issues are the
> result of that) to the fact that same version upgrades is better than the
> behavior you get without allowing same version upgrades (duplicated
> packages).
> So the default should change for both MSI and Bundles.
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> Subject: [wix-devs] 3746/4808 - Configuring Bundle upgrades
> Looking at https://github.com/wixtoolset/issues/issues/3746 and
> https://github.com/wixtoolset/issues/issues/4808, Burn seems to have been
> designed so that all Bundles have the equivalent of <MajorUpgrade
> AllowDowngrades="no" AllowSameVersionUpgrades="no /> without the ability to
> change it. All RelatedBundles with type Upgrade work the same way.
> Is there a reason we shouldn't enhance Burn to support configurable
> version ranges for RelatedBundles? That seems like the way to go.
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