bird wrote:Jacob Klein wrote:bird:
When we install a test build, is it normal behavior for the registry key:
to be BLANK?
No, that's a genuine bug. Thanks for noticing! I can reproduce it locally and have field an internal bug report for our installer guy. I fear the fix will have to wait till 4.3.18 as the guy is on vacation right now.
I'm confused. Are you suggesting that this was reported too late to include in the upcoming public release? This is NOT the first time I've posted about this. I posted as soon as I spotted it, over 6 weeks ago! In this very thread. https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic ... ir#p294032 .... I even provided every single detail at that point. I guess that you just never saw it.
I had assumed that, since you weren't responding, that perhaps it was normal behavior for a test build. Rom (my BOINC developer contact) suggested I wait until we get a release candidate, and retest with it. So, for the 7 test builds, I manually put the registry key in, each and every time after the install, so I could continue testing with BOINC. And then, when you posted the build for us to think of as a "release candidate", I was shocked to find the bug still present.
I expect this to be fixed BEFORE any public release, as it is a significant bug! Showstopper for the BOINC community.
I discovered that bug because BOINC reads that registry information to determine if VirtualBox is installed, and what version. Without InstallDir, though, BOINC ends up thinking VirtualBox is not even installed. I'm sure other apps do similar behaviors, reading that information to determine if VirtualBox is installed. So, please ensure it gets fixed before the public release. We in the BOINC community hate to keep telling our users "don't use VirtualBox version blah, because it too has a showstopper bug for us."