Friday, April 04, 2003 11:40 AM
Comments on SxS support
[Sean 'Early' Campbell & Scott 'Adopter' Swigart's Radio Weblog]
Last thing. This is going to create all kinds of really weird and hard to troubleshoot situations. Let's say that a company decides that they're only going to deploy v1.1 of the framework. Most of their apps are v1.1, and the few 1.0 apps they have were tested on 1.1, and everything works fine. They also change their runtime security policy so that the local intranet has more permissions, because they make extensive use of no-touch deployment. Life is good. The v1.0 and v1.1 apps run against the v1.1 Framework, and use the v1.1 security policy.
Couple of thoughts on this. First, if a companies going to only distribute v1.1, then it's in their best interest to migrate all the apps forward to v1.1 so they only suppport v1.1. Second, if they are going to make version specific security changes, then the code should be version specific. Third, if they do keep the code in V1.0, and make V1.1 specific changes, this issue should be caught in testing. If it's not, they are just asking for trouble anyway.