|Author/Date||1.89 Test 8 - Painful migration|
Thanks for releasing Test 8. I like some of the features that you have implemented or corrected already. Only real fault I can already identify is the windows are incorrectly cropping in the Options and Account Properties windows (will submit to bugzilla).
However, is there no chance of a little app to migrate from Test 7 to Test 8. I am lucky and copy the old version to a backup before running the new (as you suggest but I doubt everyone will!). However, unless I'm being dumb (certainly not unheard of), when I started Test8 for the first time, I had a polite little message tell me none of my passwords, ISPs or Window settings would be imported. Ow, that hurts with 12 e-mail accounts to manually re-enter the settings for - and try to remember all the passwords. I was also asked to re-enter my InScribe key - which (of course) is an e-mail in InScribe. It meant running both versions for 1/2 hour doing hundreds of copy-pastes!
Great App - really impressed (Especially by size since nearest competitor (Portable Thunderbird) is 25MB!!), but not impressed by latest migration tactics!
|All the account settings except the passwords should come across fine. Or at least when I tested the code they did. I should have got the InScribe key to migrate across. I forgot about that.
At least it's not crashing for you. One of my other testers is getting crashes on startup. Although I'm betting thats just old plugins.
Thanks for that. You're indeed right that it isn't crashing - that is certainly good (although I have always found your releases stable (Thank the Lord!)).
I also apologise. I thought I would test it again in response to your post and you are right it does migrate. In fact, even the key migrates and I have realised what I did wrong!
When you first start Scribe after installing the new version, I have a message box that asks
The format of the settings file has changed from previous versions.
Do you want to import settings from '(null)'?
I didn't like the idea of importing Null values so clicked No - this causes all the problems! Clicking Yes and the whole lot works a treat.
Sorry about mis-reporting! - A kind suggestion would be to add a text file / window on installer saying "To upgrade...." Again, sorry if this has already been done and I've missed something but someone else might as well!!
|Everything went fine here, except for the passwords and the Inscribe registration key migration, though I did manage to crash it when previewing without being online, but I suppose that's almost normal (who'd want to do that anyway?) - AND the Aspell plugin works this time - thanks !|
|I can confirm the crash when doing a "Preview" without a connection.
Interested in a snapshot?