Fri Feb 10 05:50:49 CET 2006
On Thu, Feb 09, 2006 at 11:33:03PM +0100, PLinnell wrote:
> Yes, the auto update idea is a good one.
> .NET bleagh.. It is one of the ugliest installs I have ever seen in in
> ~20+ years of using computers. Uninstalling in some cases is
> impossible and requires a complete wipe and reinstall of the OS.
Consider it an OS extension, like a service pack or patch. MS clearly
do. You can roll it back with system restore IIRC but that's about it.
I wouldn't consider .net an issue, but if we only used it for an
auto-updater it'd be very heavyweight. Since it's not cross-platform
(no, Mono doesn't count at this point) it's not viable for use except in
win32-only areas. Given that, I'm not in favour of it.
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