Use Merge Modules or not??
Posted 03 February 2004 - 13:48
we have a little discussion about using merge modules or not.
We are at a big project where we need to repackage a lot. A lot of the apps are using "common DLL's like DAO, MDAC". A collegue of mine is telling us that we should NOT use the eg the DAO merge module because this is not good enough and we should repackage it ourself. This method should be used every time.
My thinking is to use Merge modules as much as possible.
Who can give me a lot of arguments Pro or Contra Merge modules.
Posted 05 February 2004 - 07:30
There might be exceptions to this rule - has anyone else worked with the files/merge modules that ggorp is using?
Posted 05 February 2004 - 20:23
One suggestion to this approach: You must test your installation on every operating system you intend to support. I have found some issues with some operating systems and some merge modules. For example: One merge module for MDAC 2.6 SP2 would halt an installation on a 2003 server. I got a more recent one from InstallShield and it now behaves well for an installation on 2003 Server.
Posted 05 February 2004 - 22:37
its a catch 22 situation, do you risk switching late and fix all your upcoming work at the risk of damaging the old stuff..
the idea behind them is great ! .
Posted 12 March 2004 - 16:10