[Users] Claws Mail 3.13 - Windows install issue

edwardp at openmailbox.org edwardp at openmailbox.org
Mon Oct 12 22:28:37 CEST 2015

On Mon, 12 Oct 2015 22:10:26 +0200
Andrej Kacian <andrej at kacian.sk> wrote:

> Actually, the installer changed more significantly in this release.
> Originally, since we use build system inherited from Gpg4win, we used
> also their installer, customized for our use (strings would refer to
> "Claws Mail" instead of "Gpg4win", cosmetic things like that).
> However, the installer was overly complicated for our use, since
> Gpg4win is a collection of components, some of which are optional, and
> others depend on each other, and do not always need to be installed.
> Claws Mail package, on the other hand, installs everything
> unconditionally, and therefore the installer does not need to be as
> complex internally.
> And now that I'm looking at the installer code that checks for old
> versions, I realize that there is a logic error that causes it to
> display incorrect message (the one Edward quoted in first post).
> It will take me a while to work out all the kinks, since NSIS is quite
> unintuitive. In the meantime, best way is to just uninstall any old
> version, install the new one, and make sure that the installed links
> (desktop, start menu, quicklaunch) point to the correct new
> executable.

I also installed Claws on Windows Vista Home Edition (32-bit) and also
saw the same message about Claws being installed on that machine, even
though it was also a good amount of time since it was last
installed/uninstalled on that machine as well.

Could the verbiage of that message be changed so that it is not as
confusing? If Claws is not currently installed on a machine, it really
shouldn't display something to the effect that it is. 

Just a thought.  :)

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