[wix-users] Having version number in filenames when apply a patch
Christin Meienberg | HBT
Christin.Meienberg at hbt.de
Wed Nov 9 09:58:03 PST 2016
Thank you for your answer. I'm new in this topic so probably I need to change my perspective.
Is there any other possibility to install just some jar files of the software and not the whole application again? As I understood MajorUpdate means uninstall all files and install all files with a new version.
The background ist that people using laptops with bad network connection but need to update the system. So we like to have our update packages as small as possible.
> Am 09.11.2016 um 18:05 schrieb Phil Wilson <phil.wilson at mvps.org>:
> Almost by definition, a patch is an update to installed files, maybe even a
> binary delta that updates part of already installed files. What you
> effectively want to do is uninstall some files and replace them with others.
> That's not a patch, that's more like a major upgrade with new Ids for the
> new files (so the old ones are uninstalled).
> Phil W
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> Subject: [wix-users] Having version number in filenames when apply a patch
> Hi all
> I'm using Wix to create an installer for our client software. In generell
> it's working really good including major updates.
> However I've issues with patches. We are working with version numbers in the
> jar filenames we install. For example: Test-1.2.3.jar. And the patch file
> should be Test-1.2.4.jar. But if I understand the documentation correct the
> names of the files needs to be identical when using patches. So my question
> is, is there any possibility to patch files even they have different
> versions in the name? The rest of the file name is equal.
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