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[Octave-bug-tracker] [bug #41069] windows installer: don't warn about ol

From: Philip Nienhuis
Subject: [Octave-bug-tracker] [bug #41069] windows installer: don't warn about old version too soon
Date: Fri, 03 Jan 2014 10:15:18 +0000
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Follow-up Comment #3, bug #41069 (project octave):

Also on MinGW it is possible to have several Octave versions installed in the
same MinGW directory layout.
That is the way I ran Octave when I could build it natively on MinGW (before
the GUI came); after building (configure/make) I simply installed it, i.e.
only the Octave files, and they went each in their own versioned subdir. I had
several Octave versions running alongside each other.
So as far as Octave dlls go (and for that matter, the scripts / lib / libexec
subdirs), I see no risks. The .exe files are versioned as well (now that I
mention I think it would be better if the MXE generated shortcuts would point
to the versioned .exe files)

I suppose it's the dependencies (which we do build but otherwise are beyond
our control) that impose more risk of being incompatible.


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