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[StrongED] Re: StrongED 4.70a13 available

On 13 Oct in article <26e4564657.fjgraute@xxxxxxxxx>,
   Fred Graute <fjgraute@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> In message <574608ada8list01@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>           Martin <list01@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


> > In the absence of any (obvious) instructions in the zip, what is
> > the recommended way to update !StrEd_cfg & !StrongED from a12?
> > Just copy new over old, or remove old and copy new?

> You should never copy new over old. Given the many files and modes
> that make up StrongED it's unlikely that the internal structure
> remains the same over time. If you drop new over old the result may
> be orphaned files/directories or in worst case a non-working
> StrongED.

> Example: the AppBasic mode included with 4.70a13 comes with an
> updated Complete add-on that has had its internals reorganised to
> tidy it up and to prepare for future changes. If you copy new over
> old then a number of files would be left in there that are no
> longer needed which may result in confusion later on.

> To update to 4.70a13:

>  - Rename/move 4.70a12 and put 4.70a13 in its place.
>  - Copy modes not already present in 4.70a13 from 4.70a12
>  - If running, quit StrongED and start 4.70a13

Thanks Fred - I had a vague feeling that was the case.
I would suggest that because it is normal for most apps to just drag
new over old, to avoid SE problems the process should be included in
all SE releases?

Martin Avison      using a British Iyonix running RISC OS 5 
                   and the Pluto mail and newsreader

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