MSI process

Mat M matm at
Mon Jun 17 10:04:53 PDT 2013

Le Mon, 17 Jun 2013 12:36:48 +0200, Andras Timar <timar74 at> a  

> On Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 12:35 AM, Mat M <matm at> wrote:
>> CAs (Custom Action) outside shellextensions are fine.
> Well, the job of regactivex/regpatchactivex should be done by normal
> actions, custom action is for this is a hack.
OK, but I only can try on Win7.
regpatchactivex just remove the CLSID from the base mimetype => I will  
check if it is ok without that.
regactivex was for Win98/ME,so it should be fine. I may need help for the  
MSI changes, though.

>> About shellextensions ones, here is my status:
>> * completeinstallpath.cxx : handle the first level directories :
> I don't think we upgrade OOo 3.0, OOo 3.1 or OOo 3.2 , so this is
> useless, but please test it, before removing.
>> * vistaspecial.cxx: i#94560 .
>>         => To keep.
> This is a dirty hack. I wonder if the original bug that it solves, is
> reproducible with our installer. If not, remove it.

I cannot check. Anyone with a vista computer ?

>> * startmenuicon.cxx: was used to have a special icon on start menu  
>> folder.
>> Disabled since vista.
>>         => to be removed
> Please keep it, we still support Windows XP.

Well, it is not about supporting XP, it is about setting a custom icon for  
the folder in the Start Menu which holds the LibreOffice icons.

>> * upgrade.cxx: i#43855 [1]. Not sure we want to reproduce use case from
>> comment 6.
>>         => to confirm
> User installation (as opposed to system wide installation) is
> generally unsupported. I mean it may not work at all, and IMHO it
> makes little sense.

=> so we remove it. :)

>> * checkpatches.cxx: used for upgrades (differential msi). Check if  
>> previous
>> patches have been applied.
>>         => to keep, hoping for the return of .msp :)
> You can keep it, however, I don't know how it is supposed to work.
Well, you are right, this should be handled by the msi itself, so removal  
is ok :)

>> * layerlinks.cxx: handle creation of a ure-link file at root. this file  
>> is
>> used to abstract URE path in code (mainly installation related,  
>> though). My
>> question is: could we create this file during instsetoo and add it as a
>> simple file in the MSI, so CustomAction could be removed ?
>>         => to keep for now
> See Stephan's mail.
Yes. I may try ti include the file as is, but still may need help for that.

>> * migrateinstallpath.cxx: used to emulate upgrade pahse with 2 MSI with  
>> no
>> upgradecode inside.
>>         => to keep for now.
> OK.
> Thanks,
> Andras

Mat M

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