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reply Martin d Anjou <point14 magma.ca> writes:
Why no version number in filename dmd.zip?
Why always unzip to dmd/ instead of to dmd-1.004 and so on?

Martin
Feb 04 2007
parent Bill Baxter <dnewsgroup billbaxter.com> writes:
Martin d Anjou wrote:
 Why no version number in filename dmd.zip?
 Why always unzip to dmd/ instead of to dmd-1.004 and so on?
 
 Martin

I like it the way it is because it means you can just do an "unzip here" to upgrade. New releases of DMD come out quite often, but generally there's not much reason to keep the previous version around. Regressions are few and juicy fixes and new features are many. If the new version happens to break something, reverting to the older version is also as easy as "unzip here". Of course that assumes you keep your dmd zips in the same directory where you have your dm and dmd folders. For a lot of folks, apparently that's c:\, but I keep all such things in c:\usr\pkg subdirectory because I can't stand having bunches of folders and files cluttering up the root directory. --bb
Feb 04 2007