Reason for having VS 2005 & VS 2008 use same R# version?

I don't like the fact that VS 2005 & VS 2008 must use the same R# version. If a 4.0 build is broken, then R# is broken everywhere. I like to have VS 2005 use R# 3.1 and VS 2008 use 4.0 so I can revert to VS 2005 if VS 2008/R# doesn't work properly. It seems I don't have the option to do this which is a real bummer.

Why do they have to be linked this way?

abdu

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Hello,

Why do they have to be linked this way?


They're not linked that way. You just cannot use different builds of the
SAME major version on the same machine (even that restriction will be lifted
by the 4.0 release). 3.1 + 4.0 is OK.


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Maybe the new dual installer removed my R# 3.1 from VS 2005 but I could be wrong so I decided to try reinstalling the different versions again and here's what I noticed:

- When 4.0 is installed in both VS 2005 & 2008, there's a single entry in the add/remove programs. What if I need to remove one of them?

- I installed 3.1 on VS 2005 and it seems it removed 4.0. OK.
- I decide to reinstall 4.0 b755 and see if it will remove 3.1 from VS 2005 but then the installer actually gets stuck. The next button never gets enabled and some text display UNDER CONSTRUCTION. It doesn't look right and I don't recall seeing this text before. b755 was installed before. See screen capture.



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Hello,

Maybe the new dual installer removed my R# 3.1 from VS 2005


By default, it would install for all supported VS versions and remove existing
products installed in them.

- When 4.0 is installed in both VS 2005 & 2008, there's a single entry
in the add/remove programs. What if I need to remove one of them?


This will be enabled in the "Change…" mode. In the current preliminary installer,
you'll have to uninstall the product entirely and run the install again.

- I installed 3.1 on VS 2005 and it seems it removed 4.0. OK.


3.x cannot remove the new dual installations. It could be that by chance
Visual Studio loaded the correct version of R# of the two installed, but
usually having more than one R# in the same Visual Studio leads to errors.

- I decide to reinstall 4.0 b755 and see if it will remove 3.1 from VS
2005 but then the installer actually gets stuck. The next button never
gets enabled and some text display UNDER CONSTRUCTION.


This is the Maintenance ("Change…") mode, and it's indeed under construction.
The only available option is to uninstall the product.

To resolve the current issue,

1) Use AddRemove Programs to uninstall all of the existing R# products.
2) Install 4.0, manually selecting the VS versions to install for (eg 2008).
2) Install 3.x for another VS (eg 2005).


Serge Baltic
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Every time I've installed with the new installer, I uncheck the VS2005
installation. I don't use VS2005 anymore, so I see no point in doing a dual
installation. Nevertheless, it seems to install for both anyway. Is this a
known issue?

Before someone suggests it, I'm not going to uninstall VS2005, because the
moment I do, I'll actually need it for something ;).

Cheers,
Mike

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Correction, it does not seem to actually install R# in VS2005, but it does
alter the VS2005 configuration, and launches VS2005 during install and
uninstall.

Mike

"Mike Strobel" <mstrobel@cdcsoftware.com> wrote in message
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Every time I've installed with the new installer, I uncheck the VS2005
installation. I don't use VS2005 anymore, so I see no point in doing a
dual installation. Nevertheless, it seems to install for both anyway. Is
this a known issue?

>

Before someone suggests it, I'm not going to uninstall VS2005, because the
moment I do, I'll actually need it for something ;).

>

Cheers,
Mike


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Hello,

Correction, it does not seem to actually install R# in VS2005, but it
does alter the VS2005 configuration, and launches VS2005 during
install and uninstall.


It does an, uhm, small repair to both VSes in any case, which is a temporary
solution in the current installer prototype.


Serge Baltic
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Fair enough. As long as it's a known, temporary issue :).

"Serge Baltic" <baltic@intellij.net> wrote in message
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Hello,

>
>> Correction, it does not seem to actually install R# in VS2005, but it
>> does alter the VS2005 configuration, and launches VS2005 during
>> install and uninstall.
>

It does an, uhm, small repair to both VSes in any case, which is a
temporary solution in the current installer prototype.

>


Serge Baltic
JetBrains, Inc — http://www.jetbrains.com
“Develop with pleasure!”

>


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