Showing posts with label applying patches. Show all posts
Showing posts with label applying patches. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Known issue: Silent upgrade of the IM clients requires administrative rights

A new issue has been discovered by us. It belongs to the UpgradeUI setting under the [INSTALL] section of the setup.ini configuration file that can be used on clear installations and/or upgrading existing versions of the .

The UpgradeUI option controls the user interface (UI) mode that should be displayed by the Setup Wizard of the IM client on upgrading an existing version via MSI setup package. This option can be used only if a new version of the messenger is distributed from the communication server.

The following values are accepted:
0 — Show dialogs of the Setup Wizard with automated processing of an upgrade.
1 — Display only progress indicator with no any dialogs.
2 — Silent mode with displaying no progress bar and dialogs.

So if the UpgradeUI=2 is used then the MSI setup package is launched with the /quiet command line parameter which requires administrative rights on a client computer! We advise our customers to do not use this value if they are not sure that the installation package of the instant messenger will be launched under a user with administrative rights on computer.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

The SETUP.INI is extended to provide more customization in the instant messengers

New versions of the have been released: Bopup Messenger 5.5.9 and Bopup Observer 4.3.23 are available for download. These versions of the IM clients provide support for updated and improved setup.ini configuration which now offers more customization on clear installations and extends managing existing settings on upgrades of the software.

What's new:

Added "ReceivingFolder" option in the setup.ini file to specify a directory for received files
By default, the instant messengers store all received files and documents in user's My Documents folder by creating Bopup Messenger or Bopup Observer (depends on IM client) subdirectory there. Now that folder can be specified through the setup.ini configuration file and set as a "common" option for all users on the same computer.

Added "CreateDateSubfolders" option in the setup.ini file
The newly added option called "CreateDateSubfolders" allows to control creation of subdirectories in the receiving folder called current date. By default, the instant messengers always create new subfolders in the receiving directory to place received data. Now that setting can be set off.

Added functionality to remove installed "common" options on upgrade 
Another major addition is an ability to delete existing "common" options in the IM client software on installing new versions (upgrade procedure). "Common" settings could be always overwritten by specifying new values in the setup.ini file during upgrade. Now "common" options can be also removed from the software by specifying "-" (minus sign) as a value of the setting. For more information refer comments and descriptions in the setup.ini configuration file.

No needs to place the setup.ini file with the same options 
A great change is added to the MSI package functionality. Now there are no needs to place setup.ini file with the same options each time on installing new versions/upgrades to keep existing "common" settings. If the instant messengers were previously installed with a set of non-changed settings then all new versions can be installed over existing software with no applying the setup.ini file: all previously set settings will be kept unchanged and will not be deleted.

Download the new versions of the instant messengers and the setup.ini

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Issues with the SETUP.INI configuration file of the IM client software

New issue has been discovered by us on using the setup.ini configuration file to setup common and predefined settings both in Bopup Messenger and Bopup Observer client products. The issue is related to keeping existing common options on upgrading the to a new version.

Current functionality requires that the setup.ini must be used with the same or overwritten values on upgrade via MSI setup package. Otherwise all the common settings in the messenger applied to all users on the computer will be deleted and will be set as allowed to change (inverted from the "grayed out" state).

Currently we think on this issue and will provide a way on how to keep existing common settings in the software even a new setup.ini file is not used on an upgrade. At the same time, of course, we need to implement a way on how to remove currently installed common options. We will keep posted our users and customers on changes we can make, stay updated!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Bopup Messenger version 5.5.5 fixes and improves notification functionality on receiving new messages

Today, the first version of the Bopup IM software has been released in 2011 year. Bopup Messenger version 5.5.5 is now available for download. What are advantages that come with this version?

Fixed error on sending messages with Enter key if multiple sending dialogs are opened

This bug fix is related to the "Send messages with Enter key" option in the messenger. If that option is enabled and multiple sending dialogs are opened then the Enter key works only in the last opened dialog.

Fixed small issues with contact list icon notification and flashing dialog titles on receiving messages

Previous versions starting from 5.5.3 added a new function that flashes sending dialog titles in the Task Bar if a new message comes and should be red. There were some minor bugs and issues with it and sometimes the dialog title still flashes even the new message has been displayed and red.

Fixed issue with two instances of the messenger after Windows system starts

We heard from our users that sometimes the messenger starts twice on Windows startup. We found that Bopup Messenger creates two run values in the registry because it incorrectly detects a version of Windows.

Fixed error with deleting and reseting settings of the program on upgrade

This is a very annoying bug because all user's settings are reseted and not restored on upgrading to a new version if a common setup.ini file is not used on a computer. This bug comes from version 5.5.2 in which we add support for predefined options in the setup.ini.

Added support for the "UpgradeIU" option in the setup.ini file that manages the Setup Wizard interface on upgrade

A new option in the setup.ini configuration file is added. It is called "UpgradeIU" and is located under the new [INSTALL] section of the file. This option lets manage a user interface of the Setup Wizard on an upgrade procedure. Please note that the option will work only if you feature on the communication server, upload the MSI package and use the setup.ini file. You can specify and set one from 3 available modes: 1) Show setup dialogs with automated update; 2) Show only progress indicator on upgrade; 3) Use a silent mode with no setup dialogs and progress.
For more information see description of the setting in the setup.ini file itself.

Download the new version of Bopup Messenger 5.5.5 and update your existing setup.ini file from www.bopup.com/downloads

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Articles that describe an upgrade procedure have been updated

There some updates in the articles in the Update Center that contain step-by-step information on how to upgrade existing versions of the software and apply patches on-the-fly. We've removed a step that mentions you that all program files should be closed before the patch or new version will be installed.

Our installation packages both for the automatically close the program when the new version is being installed. So there are no needs to close, for example, the Management Console on the or opened .

You can review the upgrade procedure both in English and Russian.