Patch update

This build (9712) was the first time I saw the patch update - this is awesome!  Only a 3Mb update vs a 111Mb download.

Does the patch update system when used for the EAPs blow away all the cache files etc. and deal with any cache/settings file incompatibilities between versions, or do we still have to continue to delete these?

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Hello Nick,

This build (9712) was the first time I saw the patch update - this is
awesome! Only a 3Mb update vs a 111Mb download.

Does the patch update system when used for the EAPs blow away all the
cache files etc. and deal with any cache/settings file
incompatibilities between versions, or do we still have to continue to
delete these?


This is orthogonal. All the patch does is create the same versions of binaries
and jars that you would get by doing a clean installation.

The cache files will be rebuilt automatically if we advance the version of
the caches or indexes (which we do when we add improvements or fixes that
require reindexing).

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Dmitry Jemerov
Development Lead
JetBrains, Inc.
http://www.jetbrains.com/
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Nick Pratt wrote:

This build (9712) was the first time I saw the patch update - this is awesome! Only a 3Mb update vs a 111Mb download.

3MB it may be, but the small amount of time saved by downloading is far
outweighed by the time taken by the patching itself. I'll continue
using the conventional method I think.

This is definitely useful if you're on a slower connection though.

N.

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I also prefer using the conventional method. I used the patch once, but
it appeared to keep the installation directory and desktop shortcuts
unchanged. So even though IDEA is installed to "C:\Program
Files\JetBrains\IntelliJ IDEA 9678" and the desktop/start menu shortcuts
also say that it's build 9678, actually it is build 9684.

Especially with the EAPs, I prefer having the previous release
installed, until I'm sure that the latest release has no blocker bugs.
And anyways it takes only 2 minutes to download the full package at 1
MB/s, so the download size is not an issue for me.


Nathan Brown wrote on 4.2.2009 15:24:

3MB it may be, but the small amount of time saved by downloading is far
outweighed by the time taken by the patching itself. I'll continue
using the conventional method I think.

This is definitely useful if you're on a slower connection though.

N.



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Esko Luontola
www.orfjackal.net

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