[Rant] Learn to provide proper patches
Thread poster: Mr Florida
Mr Florida
Local time: 16:07
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Jan 4, 2011

It is truly beyond me why Across is unable to provide proper patches to the Across software. If you want to run a minor bug-fix patch, say from Across 5 SP1 patch C to Across 5 SP1 patch D, you have to download the following package:

Across_v5.00_SP1_d as of December 30, 2010 - multilingual (579 MB)

Did I mention it's 579 MB? I am sorry, but unless Across wants to suggest that Across 5 SP1 patch C was such a buggy release that it had to be rewritten from scratch, I do not understand why it is impossible to reduce the patch size to contain just the data that has been modified.

Carry on ...

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Local time: 03:07
And what if I have 5 SP1 A installed? Jan 5, 2011

Across doesn't know what patch you currently have.
So, there are 2 options - to provide all previous patches and force user to install all off them sequentially, or to provide only one patch, which contains all changes and fixes from previous ones. Across prefers the second option.

BTW, you can apply this package even on v5.0 (without Service Pack), and it will be upgraded to the latest 5sp1d.

[Edited at 2011-01-05 13:04 GMT]

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