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RE: Please upload: mined-2000.16-0

> Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2011 21:20:08 +0100
> From: Thomas
> Subject: Re: Please upload: mined-2000.16-0
> Am 13.02.2011 23:25, schrieb Karl M:
> >
> >
> >
> >> Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2011 23:18:18 +0100
> >> From: Thomas
> >> Subject: Re: Please upload: mined-2000.16-0
> >>> The reason is that, at least on Windows 7, there is no key called
> >>> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\SystemFileAssociations.
> >>>
> >>> The result is that a user of Windows 7 gets a postinstall warning from
> >>> setup.exe because the mined postinstall script returns a non-zero exit
> >>> code.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> Corinna
> >> Hi, thanks for the notice.
> >> Actually I'm aware that there is this postinstall return problem also in
> >> Windows XP and I've fixed it but the code base isn't quite ready yet for
> >> the next release - can it still wait for a short while?
> >> On the other hand, if the key doesn't exist because the mechanism has
> >> changed in Windows 7, I'm not sure what to do because I don't have W7
> >> myself for testing - any advice by someone? Just some other key name
> >> perhaps?
> > Why is mined by default messing with this? Isn't this something that the user should run if he/she wants to alter file associations/context menu stuff?
> I once discussed this with Andy and felt encouraged to do so - after
> all, non-expert users will not normally make such an entry because there
> is no tool to do it easily (I think).
> But I'll reconsider and maybe confine it to the stand-alone package.
Thanks for considering it. I think that a script that the used could run after installation would be fine. I don't use it, so it does not impact me directly. But I would not have expected that installing an editor in Cygwin would change windows file associations. I use vi in Cygwin, but would not want that to change my file associations.

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