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TextPipe Standard 8.4.1 displays as 8.4

Postby DFH » Thu Oct 15, 2009 3:55 am

I just installed TextPipe Standard 8.4.1 but Help About still displays it as 8.4 rather than 8.4.1

Moreover, if I check web for updates, it says A TextPipe Standard v8.4 update is available.

What's new does not list anything about 8.4.1 either.

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Re: TextPipe Standard 8.4.1 displays as 8.4

Postby DataMystic Support » Thu Oct 15, 2009 6:50 am

It sounds like you didn't uninstall the old version first. Please try again
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Re: TextPipe Standard 8.4.1 displays as 8.4

Postby DFH » Thu Oct 15, 2009 8:30 pm

Simon,

I did uninstall the old version 8.4 first, though perhaps I missed the prompt for the computer restart.

What I downloaded yesterday has filesize = 6,480,616 bytes.
What I downloaded on 8 October has size = 6,475,472 bytes.

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Re: TextPipe Standard 8.4.1 displays as 8.4

Postby DFH » Thu Oct 15, 2009 8:59 pm

Dear Simon,

I have properly uninstalled TextPipe, restarted the PC, and then installed yesterday's download again and yet it still thinks it is version 8.4.
This is very frustrating!

This is not the first time I have encountered this behaviour when updating to a new version of TextPipe.
You really should make things simpler for users installing an update (rather than replacing an evaluation version).
Nowadays, almost all other Windows programs can be updated seamlessly without requiring a prior uninstall.
Why are Datamystic programs so different in this lack of user friendliness?

Moreover, users are not warned that they will lose all that they have programmed as Shell Extensions!
Updaters are not given any help on what steps to take to be able to preserve their Shell Extensions.
I take my own steps to export the following branch of the registry, and merge it in back in afterwards.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\DataMystic\TextPipe\ShellFilters
This sort of advanced users action should not be assumed.
Why make your customers have to "jump through hoops" merely to get a more up to date software version?

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Re: TextPipe Standard 8.4.1 displays as 8.4

Postby DataMystic Support » Fri Oct 16, 2009 3:28 pm

Hi David,

I have confirmed the problem. The file sizes on the server and in development are identical which is very unusual (when going from one version to the next) so we are uploading it again. I suspect that the file was in use when it was uploaded and that this caused the problem. We are considering ways around it now. Please try again shortly.

TextPipe's Windows Shell Extension forced the uninstall/reboot behaviour on us - however we have just researched, found, applied and successfully tested a solution to go out with 8.4.2. It will notify you if Windows Explorer needs to be closed first.

We will be testing out the overwrite of the eval version next.
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Re: TextPipe Standard 8.4.1 displays as 8.4

Postby DFH » Sat Oct 17, 2009 2:36 am

Hi Simon,

Just downloaded again, but file size = 6,480,616 bytes, same as for the October 14 download.

Is that correct? Or should I try again not so soon?

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Re: TextPipe Standard 8.4.1 displays as 8.4

Postby DataMystic Support » Mon Oct 19, 2009 6:07 am

Yes, the size is actually identical.
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Re: TextPipe Standard 8.4.1 displays as 8.4

Postby DFH » Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:42 pm

Dear Simon,

Your wrote last week,
TextPipe's Windows Shell Extension forced the uninstall/reboot behaviour on us - however we have just researched, found, applied and successfully tested a solution to go out with 8.4.2. It will notify you if Windows Explorer needs to be closed first.

We will be testing out the overwrite of the eval version next.
In this context it would also make sense to remove all traces of version number from the shortcuts in the TextPipe folder in the Start Menu.
IMHO, the only notification needed for version number is in Help About.

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Re: TextPipe Standard 8.4.1 displays as 8.4

Postby DataMystic Support » Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:39 am

Thanks David good point and will do.
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Re: TextPipe Standard 8.4.1 displays as 8.4

Postby DataMystic Support » Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:15 pm

Hi David - have you tried the install behaviour of 8.4.2/8.4.3?
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Re: TextPipe Standard 8.4.1 displays as 8.4

Postby DFH » Wed Nov 18, 2009 8:43 pm

Today I installed 8.4.4 in which this seems to have been fixed.


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