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Developer: Version 280 is out. READ!
« on: October 08, 2003, 07:38:39 PM »
Hi,

we've recently released differential update to version 280 (0x118). It's just phony release, to fix updater problems.

This should solve all problems with version 268 bug. Even if you've unsuccesfully, partially updated to 278, update manually to 280 should help you.

ALL USERS ARE URGED TO UPDATE TO 280

Self-extract files will be uploaded in an hour (I guess), they're much longer.

Thanks for your patience,
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Re:Developer: Version 280 is out. READ!
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2003, 09:00:57 PM »
I updated with no problems. Great work kubecj ;D
   

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Re:Developer: Version 280 is out. READ!
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2003, 09:14:54 PM »
thanx kubecj  ;D
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Re:Developer: Version 280 is out. READ!
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2003, 10:00:18 PM »
Thanks kubecj, no troubles on updating to 278 and 280 with me...  ;D

Manual VPS updating? Follow http://www.avast.com/i_idt_250.html  8)
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Re:Developer: Version 280 is out. READ!
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2003, 10:17:46 PM »
Please avast! team: show at the homepage what version the user is downloading (both at main page and download page)...

Does the VPS file update the engine build too? If so, why not this information (build) is shown at the update page?  :'(
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Re:Developer: Version 280 is out. READ!
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2003, 10:21:59 PM »
Several questions:
I am a bit confused. The file record in my folder indicates version 1-280, but the providers each show verion 1-278 running. Has the upgrade occurred or not?
Secondly, and I think this has been covered somewhere else before but I can't find it - does the AshServe.exe file also change when an upgrade is executed? I know the Setup.exe applic changes, but this is the first time ZA warned of a change in AshServe.
And lastly - an answer to an earlier issue with NT. If you disable "Services and Controller App" it stops Avast from being able to access the internet and hence perform auto-updating. This is a pity because it is not possible to narrowly define what else this programme then accesses.

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Re:Developer: Version 280 is out. READ!
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2003, 10:34:15 PM »
If you are asking about the version of the DLLs (VERSIONINFO) - then it is possible that the number is older than the current build. During the update, only the real changes are downloaded and applied; if no real code has been changed (so the only change would be the version number), then the original file is kept.
If I understand it correctly, only very few files have changed during the 278-->280 update, so don't worry about the DLLs version info.

ashServ.exe is an avast file like many others - so it is possible that it's updated as well. If ashServ.exe has been changed in 280, that I don't know unfortunatelly.

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Re:Developer: Version 280 is out. READ!
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2003, 11:14:37 PM »
Kubecj,

Forgive me, I'm also confused as to what is happening with versions, updater 268 -> 278 -> 280 etc etc.

Sorry to be a nuisance but could you clarify what I need to do/check to find out if I have a good installation.

I've don't *seem* to have encountered any problems with auto updates (I had two in the space of 30 mins the other day!!!), but as I say, I'm totally confused now.

Thanks for any info.
 

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Re:Developer: Version 280 is out. READ!
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2003, 11:23:25 PM »
Sorry to be a nuisance but could you clarify what I need to do/check to find out if I have a good installation.

I've don't *seem* to have encountered any problems with auto updates (I had two in the space of 30 mins the other day!!!), but as I say, I'm totally confused now.


The situation is:
If you are running 4.1.280, you're ok.

The people with automatic updates had this update chain:

something -> 268 (Thursday, 18th) -> 268 (phony, Friday, 19th) -> 278 -> 280.

People without automatic updates and version 268 had:

something -> 268 (Thursday, 18th) -> 278 BUG BUG BUG BUG  :-[

But now, they're ok (at least we hope) with this chain:

something -> 268 (Thursday, 18th) -> 280 okay, okay, okay.  ;D

even with
something -> 268 (Thursday, 18th) -> 278 BUG BUG BUG BUG  -> 280 okay, okay.  ;D

The problem lies in two bugs as I explained here: http://www.avast.com/forum/index.php?board=2;action=display;threadid=1410

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Re:Developer: Version 280 is out. READ!
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2003, 12:06:47 AM »
I know this must sound boring, but precisely how do we determine which version we actually have installed? Normal procedure is to open a (any) programme and the opening screen states what version etc you have. In this case I am still getting version 4.1.278 dated 7 October showing.  When I right click the resident icon and click open "about Avast" I get little screen which shows in folder format :
"Avast version 4.1 Home Edition" and a sub-folder with "build Oct2003 (4.1.280)"
Is this a definite statement that I have the latest build?

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Re:Developer: Version 280 is out. READ!
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2003, 12:18:20 AM »
The thing you're referring to is probably latest iNews statement. It was released for the 278 version only. 280 was released in a hurry to fix the mess which happened.

The version is displayed in about box of Avast (in simple/enhanced/residents). If you have 4.1.280, you're okay.
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Re:Developer: Version 280 is out. READ!
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2003, 12:57:24 AM »
The situation is:
If you are running 4.1.280, you're ok.

The people with automatic updates had this update chain:
something -> 268 (Thursday, 18th) -> 268 (phony, Friday, 19th) -> 278 -> 280.

People without automatic updates and version 268 had:
something -> 268 (Thursday, 18th) -> 278 BUG BUG BUG BUG  :-[

But now, they're ok (at least we hope) with this chain:
something -> 268 (Thursday, 18th) -> 280 okay, okay, okay.  ;D

even with
something -> 268 (Thursday, 18th) -> 278 BUG BUG BUG BUG  -> 280 okay, okay.  ;D


If I download a the entire setup file now, what version will I get?
Does the homepage is updated (download page) or just the automatic updates?  :'(
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Re:Developer: Version 280 is out. READ!
« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2003, 01:18:13 AM »
The situation is:

Thanks Kubecj,

I'll just pop down the all night drug store, buy a large packet of Asprin, come back home, sit down in a dark corner and and work that out  :) :) :) :)


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Re:Developer: Version 280 is out. READ!
« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2003, 01:26:12 AM »
The situation is:

Thanks Kubecj,

I'll just pop down the all night drug store, buy a large packet of Asprin, come back home, sit down in a dark corner and and work that out  :) :) :) :)



Poor Walker  :'(
Be happy, at least you won´t be alone, you´ll have avast!  ;)
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Re:Developer: Version 280 is out. READ!
« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2003, 01:35:52 AM »
If I download a the entire setup file now, what version will I get?
Does the homepage is updated (download page) or just the automatic updates?  :'(

It's a surprise  ;D (Too late here).

Just download it, run it with /v and you'll see. I can bet it would be 4.1.280.

Jindrich Kubec