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Re: [p2-dev] instances/examples for server-side install?

And we are back to square one with "who is able to understand these kinds of questions" and that "p2 UI gives too much or too few details" :-)

Inactive hide details for Nick Boldt---11/09/2008 01:32:31 AM---Why would you need a trigger? Just offer the choice to the userNick Boldt---11/09/2008 01:32:31 AM---Why would you need a trigger? Just offer the choice to the user. On Mon, Sep 8, 2008 at 9:42 AM, Pas


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11/09/2008 01:32 AM

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Re: [p2-dev] instances/examples for server-side install?




Why would you need a trigger? Just offer the choice to the user.

On Mon, Sep 8, 2008 at 9:42 AM, Pascal Rapicault
<Pascal_Rapicault@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Which trigger would you use to show the message? When the IUs you are
> installing have very wide version ranges, then any combination or install /
> update / uninstall could happen as the result of modifying a profile
> (installing, removing or updating).
> It seems to me that what you are after is something that can recognize what
> a "product" is and can reason about it.
>
> Nick Boldt---07/09/2008 12:13:58 AM---Could you add something simple like a
> flag in the UI to differentiate between: "Add new plugins to e
>
>
> From:
> Nick Boldt/Toronto/IBM@IBMCA
> To:
> "P2 developer discussions" <p2-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> Date:
> 07/09/2008 12:13 AM
> Subject:
> Re: [p2-dev] instances/examples for server-side install?
> ________________________________
>
>
> Could you add something simple like a flag in the UI to differentiate
> between:
>
> "Add new plugins to existing target folder (replace any existing,
> updated plugins with newer; keep other unaffected files; merge new
> content into existing artifacts.xml)"
> vs.
> "Replace existing target folder if exists with new plugins (delete
> existing folder and start fresh)"
>
> Admittedly, the text above is too verbose for a simple UI flag, but
> you get the idea. Perhaps we need a short flag ("merge into existing
> target" vs. "replace existing target") and a tooltip w/ description
> explanation?
>
> The benefit, naturally, would be that the user could chose whether to
> do an additive or destructive install, and know immediately what to
> expect when done.
>
> Nick
>
> On Sat, Sep 6, 2008 at 1:48 PM, Jeff McAffer <jeff@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Nick pointed out some issues he has had.  I could believe that they
>> were/are
>> problems but we should address them with the reorg of the
>> director/installer/ProvisioningHelper so that this function is available
>> to
>> install anything into anything (new, old, product, add-on, ...)
>>
>> Jeff
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