Having Two Versions Of XULRunner On The Same Computer: Was 'OLPC Policies Question Concerning Upgrading Default Installed Software'

anthony at evolutionindesignz.com anthony at evolutionindesignz.com
Wed Jan 11 18:34:58 EST 2012

Sorry. I did not realize that Chris had answered my question in his 
>>It would be better to bundle the newer version of xulrunner inside 
>> your program, if you need it, although that would waste some disk 
>> space.

I think this it the direction we will take.

Thank you all very much!

On 11.01.2012 18:27, anthony at evolutionindesignz.com wrote:
> Thank you all for your very useful input. From the information
> provided, it appears that upgrading to version 8.0 is fraught with
> risk.
> Would there be any issues if we install a second copy of XULRunner on
> the OLPC computer?
> For the tests that I described that I did, I installed a second copy
> of XULRunner on the same OLPC computer. I called my application by
> pointing to this second path rather than the default XULRunner.
> Would there be any concerns about having two versions of XULRunner on
> the same OLPC computer?
> On 11.01.2012 17:26, Chris Ball wrote:
>> Hi,
>> On Wed, Jan 11 2012, anthony at evolutionindesignz.com wrote:
>>> Does the OLPC project have any policies against upgrading the 
>>> default
>>> versions of the software installed on the OLPC laptop?
>>> In particular, we are having issues with XULRunner We are
>>> considering unstalling this version and replacing it with XULRunner
>>> 8.0.
>> We have no policies against what people in OLPC deployments do with
>> software, so the question is just whether the upgrade does what you 
>> want
>> it to.  I don't know anything about upgrading to 8.0, so I don't 
>> think I
>> can help with working out whether that's a wise idea.
>> (I don't think I know you -- do you want to tell us about which
>> deployment you're involved with?)
>> - Chris.
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