[squeak-dev] Re: 4.1 status update / trunk feature freeze / release candidate

Ross Boylan ross at biostat.ucsf.edu
Tue Mar 30 03:12:42 UTC 2010

On Sun, 2010-03-28 at 20:17 -0700, Andreas Raab wrote:
> On 3/28/2010 8:15 PM, Ian Trudel wrote:
> > I have taken a look to file association. It also requires admin
> > rights. One problem I have noticed is that the uninstaller will not be
> > using admin rights and won't be able to clean out properly. In the
> > case of file associations, it means the association is likely to
> > persist even once Squeak uninstalled. Perhaps, shall we consider to
> > require admin rights altogether?
> I'm not certain. The alternative is to just leave out the file 
> associations. It's a tradeoff. Any opinions anyone?
FWIW, my  expectations are ....
...file associations to be setup for the user, if run unprivileged, and
for everyone if the installer were run as administrator.

... not that file associations to be undone by an uninstall, though if
they were I'd expect it to reverse whatever was done on installation.

... installation and uninstallation to require the same privilege level.

How, or if, that maps to installer capabilities I don't know.

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