Some explicit upgrade documentation would be a good thing. The Windows installer is the simplest case – just run it and install over the existing directory and it will handle the rest. I’'m not sure about Linux but will look into it.
i think it’'s a good point about documentation. If i
need only to update program, so why i have to
download all stuff again (maybe with slight changes,
but the same stuff). maybe some different versions of
installs could be implemented, though it could look
messy in download page. Pff… i like the way GIMP
is making packages (gimp, aniamtion pack, gtk, help -
all separated packages, so if changes are done to
gimp, you dont have to download all other packages).
This might be possible in the future. We’'ll have to think about different options.
And i wanted to ask about JRE folder in JM folder. Do
i really need this if i have Java installed? maybe
i’'m wrong, but it looks exactly the same as bin and
lib folders in Java installation. And it takes 60Mb
of space (and some big part of install). Not really
For every user that already has Java 5 installed and configured correctly, there are probably 10 that don’'t. Including the JRE in the exe and rpm greatly simplifies the install and decreases the support burden.
If you already have Java 5 installed and don’'t want to use the bundled JRE, you can simply delete the jre directory. The scripts to start the app will then look for Java in a few well-known places.