Installation of > 1 version of Aurora

It's ackward to install more than 1 version of Aurora, because they both use the same identifier in Windows' Add/Remove Programs.

When a new version of Aurora comes out, it's common that I want to keep my current version of Aurora, in case the new one has bugs which make it v. difficult for me to work with it.

So would it be possible to default the name to e.g. "IntelliJ IDEA Aurora 1074", instead of just "IntelliJ IDEA Aurora"?

This would apply to the Start menus as well (but you can change these as part of the installation wizard).

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I think if you're going to install more than one version you should use the
'packed' install, i.e. Windows pack, Unix pack. I have 3 versions installed
with no problems and uninstalling is as simple as deleting the directory.

"Calum MacLean" <no_mail@jetbrains.com> wrote in message
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It's ackward to install more than 1 version of Aurora, because they both

use the same identifier in Windows' Add/Remove Programs.
>

When a new version of Aurora comes out, it's common that I want to keep my

current version of Aurora, in case the new one has bugs which make it v.
difficult for me to work with it.
>

So would it be possible to default the name to e.g. "IntelliJ IDEA Aurora

1074", instead of just "IntelliJ IDEA Aurora"?
>

This would apply to the Start menus as well (but you can change these as

part of the installation wizard).


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The previous suggestion only applies to the eap. For production there should
definitely be different names e.g. IntelliJ 3.0, IntelliJ 4.0, etc...

"Brad" <brad.lane@pearson.com> wrote in message
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I think if you're going to install more than one version you should use

the

'packed' install, i.e. Windows pack, Unix pack. I have 3 versions

installed

with no problems and uninstalling is as simple as deleting the directory.

>

"Calum MacLean" <no_mail@jetbrains.com> wrote in message
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It's ackward to install more than 1 version of Aurora, because they both

use the same identifier in Windows' Add/Remove Programs.
>

When a new version of Aurora comes out, it's common that I want to keep

my

current version of Aurora, in case the new one has bugs which make it v.
difficult for me to work with it.
>

So would it be possible to default the name to e.g. "IntelliJ IDEA

Aurora

1074", instead of just "IntelliJ IDEA Aurora"?
>

This would apply to the Start menus as well (but you can change these as

part of the installation wizard).

>
>


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I regularly install several different builds in parallel - with the regular installer. I just set a different root directory and a different shortcut folder name. Never had any problem with that.

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Apart from registering the ipr extension with IDEA, I don't thing there's
anything you cannot "uninstall" by deleting the directory (provided you
chose to place the system and config in the install directory).

I always keep several eap builds around (just in case) and when I don't need
them anymore I just delete their directories. I find the single entry in
Windows' Add/Remove Programs quite convenient, as I don't have to clean it
up (I rarely use it anyway :).

HTH,
Andrei

"Calum MacLean" <no_mail@jetbrains.com> wrote in message
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It's ackward to install more than 1 version of Aurora, because they both

use the same identifier in Windows' Add/Remove Programs.
>

When a new version of Aurora comes out, it's common that I want to keep my

current version of Aurora, in case the new one has bugs which make it v.
difficult for me to work with it.
>

So would it be possible to default the name to e.g. "IntelliJ IDEA Aurora

1074", instead of just "IntelliJ IDEA Aurora"?
>

This would apply to the Start menus as well (but you can change these as

part of the installation wizard).


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