Licensing on Build Machines

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Posted 6 years ago by sdever
Version: 13.2.0592
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Question: Can we install multiple versions (major/minor releases) of SyntaxEditor for WPF on our build servers?  Can multiple versions co-exists side by side on the same build machine?

Background for Question:  We use Team Foundation Server (TFS) for our source control and build automation.  We saw the "Notes On Build Machines" section of the Actipro's documention, which states we should install using the "already licensed" option at least once on the build machines per major/minor version.  We are OK with doing this and we understand why this is necessary.

Our question relates to supporting different versions of our product that may rely on different versions of Actipro's SyntaxEditor for WPF.   In the future, we may need to fix an older released version of our product that relys on an older version of the SyntaxEditor.  We want our build process to use the older version of the component unless we explicitly update it to use the new version.

Thank you for considering my question.

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Answer - Posted 6 years ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA
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Hello, you should be able to install multiple major/minor versions of Actipro products at the same time.  However you can't install two maintenance releases for the same major/minor version.

For build machines, I would instead recommend that you install each major/minor version of our products once on the build machine.  That will get the licensing info onto the machine from the installer.  You can then uninstall right afterwards and it should remain, allowing you to successfully embed licensing info for any maintenance release of the related major/minor version into your app.

Then put the appropriate Actipro assemblies in your source control so that you can have the appropriate binaries get loaded up as you do your builds.  And since you uninstalled, nothing from the GAC will be there to conflict with the Actipro assembly versions you load in from TFS.


Actipro Software Support

The latest build of this product (v2019.1 build 0683) was released 1 month ago, which was after the last post in this thread.

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