Codename K
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Synchronize Temporary Files?

Hello,

How to synchronize the folder added to the temporary ("%TEMP%") folder where the files are temporary Files?

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Catalin
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Re: Synchronize Temporary Files?

Hello,

Unfortunately, we do not have predefined support for this.

I have added this as an improvement on our TODO list and maybe it will be available in a future version of Advanced Installer.

Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

Kind regards,
Catalin
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Codename K
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Re: Synchronize Temporary Files?

Thanks for the news.
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Catalin
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Re: Synchronize Temporary Files?

You're always welcome!

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Catalin
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Koomazaz
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Re: Synchronize Temporary Files?

I'd like to mention that this feature would be very helpful for our team as well.
Daniel
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Re: Synchronize Temporary Files?

Hello,

We counted your request on this too and we have increased the priority for this improvement. When available we will update this thread.

All the best,
Daniel
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Catalin
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Re: Synchronize Temporary Files?

Hello guys,

The developer team is currently evaluating this improvement.

Unfortunately, implementing it is not quite trivial.

If possible, could you please give us some more details about your scenarios (i.e. why would you need to synchronize temporary files)?

Looking forward to hearing from you!

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Catalin
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peterk
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Re: Synchronize Temporary Files?

To give you a scenario that I think fits a sync of temporary files:

I have a folder c:/dev/artifacts which contains a changing set of files almost on a daily basis.

In the artifacts folder we are constantly updating the files in there that contain python packages. We want those to be temporary because we have a custom action (powershell script) that installs those files to a specific space on disk. Now in build 1 of the installer, we have python package c:/dev/artifacts/foo-1.1, in build 2 we have python package c:/dev/artifacts/ foo-1.2.

I want the advanced installer when run for build 2 to not reference foo-1.1 but foo-1.2 when its bundled up and I don't want to have to manually modify the aip project to now reference foo-1.2 as the artifacts folder contains many python packages and manually updating for version changes is impractical.

Hopefully that makes sense.
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Re: Synchronize Temporary Files?

Hello Peter,

Thank you for your feedback.

I have forwarded it to our dev team.

Once I will have more information about this, I will update this thread.

Best regards,
Catalin
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Sl4ck3r
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Re: Synchronize Temporary Files?

Hello, i'm facing the same issue. This feature would be a great improvement to this product. It's since 2018 that was requested and i think although there aren' t a lot of users didn't request it explicity, they faced the same limit for sure.

Internal implementation would not trivial, but it was passed 5 years.... sorry...
Catalin
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Re: Synchronize Temporary Files?

Hello and welcome to our forums,

Thank you for reaching out and sharing your concerns. I completely understand your frustration regarding this feature request. It's clear that it's been a long-standing issue and it's disappointing that it hasn't been resolved yet.

I want to assure you that your feedback is incredibly valuable to us. I will make sure to escalate this to our development team once again, emphasizing the urgency and the impact it has on our users.

While I can't provide a specific timeline for when this feature will be implemented, please know that we are actively working towards finding a solution.

If you have any further questions or feedback, please don't hesitate to let me know. We truly appreciate your patience and your dedication to our product.

Best regards,
Catalin
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ometa joey
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Re: Synchronize Temporary Files?

The amount of time we have wasted without having this option is incredible. It happens so often that our build pipeline cannot build due to missing references since we must update them manually in the setup file. This would help us also so much, and indeed we are also a small software company waiting for more than 5 years on this feature.

Happy to receive an update whenever there is one.

Best regards,

Joey
Catalin
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Re: Synchronize Temporary Files?

Hello Joey,

Thank you very much for your feedback!

I definitely understand the frustration caused by the lack of support regarding synchronization and temporary files. Unfortunately, the task is not trivial to complete as temporary files are quite "special" and there have been some limitations.

Thank you for your understanding and I will update this thread as soon as I will have more information from the dev team.

Best regards,
Catalin
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truthz03
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Re: Synchronize Temporary Files?

Hi,

I also plan to use your software and I already created a first version of my installer.
Synchronized temporary files would also very helpful for me because I use temporary files for custom C# actions.
If I add a new Nuget to my custom actions project and build it, I always have to delete and re add the temporary files to be sure that no file is missing. This is very frustrating.

Please add this feature.

Thanks Thomas
Catalin
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Re: Synchronize Temporary Files?

Hello Thomas and welcome to our forums,

Thank you for your followup on this!

I have forwarded the feedback to our dev team.

Thank you for your further patience on this.

Best regards,
Catalin
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