On Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 2:09 AM, Jon <jon.forums@...> wrote:
> Similar to the email I sent regarding my Win2K SP4 box, I'm having
> uninstall issues on my Vista system using an administrator account.
> The issue on Vista is that after uninstall, it doesn't appear any of the
> Inkscape core files was deleted. Worse yet, it left the shortcut on my
> desktop but then Vista refused to delete the shortcut giving an error that
> said that the shortcut was no longer in "C:\Users\Public\Public Desktop" and
> refused to delete.
> As many things appear to fix themselves on Windows by our friend The
> Reboot, I did, and it solved the unable-to-delete-desktop-shortcut issue.
> Don't know if the Inkscape core files would have then been deleted (would it
> have left my theme customizations intact ??).
> Don't know what the issue is, but maybe the uninstaller needs to trigger a
> reboot in order to not cause these problems....
Inkscape shouldn't need a reboot. I think it's to do with a permissions
thing which I had left unaltered from the older version before I "took over"
the installer, which has since been fixed. The next release should tell.
> and please don't kill off the 7z's in favor of installers.
I can't comment on what's planned for all that. Inkscape proper has not
provided 7z builds for Win32 since at least 0.45.1 (my history with it);
some dev builds are done as 7z, some with the installer. I personally in
the builds I have been providing have been using the installer plainly
because I want it tested. It's been a somewhat buggy installer, and that's
why I'm trying to ensure its quality now that I'm involved with it. After
I've got all those issues sorted out, I may start using 7z builds again.
It's all much of a muchness to me.
You can also use Inkscape Portable... the logic of its installer is much
simpler (even if code-wise it ends up lots longer) and it's tried and tested
lots :D Inkscape Portable will be being an official build
-- Chris Morgan <chris.morganiser@...>
I'm good at making two things: mistakes and enemies.