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vrf 7.0 Reminder! "SaveAs - from 7.0 to 6.x version of VEE"

Question asked by tdaniels on Apr 12, 2004




Hi Ike and vrf,

I believe Scott Bayes addressed the problems of backward comparability in
detail on the vrf before, but I must have deleted it from my backups.  Does
anyone else have it for reposting?

Best Regards,

Tom Daniels
Test Engineer
The Morey Corporation
100 Morey Drive
Woodridge, IL 60517
T: (630) 754-2256
F: (630) 754-2656
tdaniels@moreycorp.com


                                                                          
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Hello All;

In reference to all the email thread "RE: 7.0 Reminder!" (as attached
below);  the suggestions were all viable if you are trying to organize all
the previous programs you've done prior to VEE 7.0,  while the good thing
about VEE 7.0 is that it can open all the previous versions of VEE (as most
program updates/upgrades do) but not the other way around. the drawback of
this is that once you open/debug a previous version of VEE using VEE 7.0
and accidentally saved it, i guess you have to update all your
runtime/developer application of VEE on all locations.

Since, most of as are still trying to critically evaluate the full release
of VEE 7.0 which i can honestly say it expanded it's capability by
incorporating .NET (another aspect for me to learn considering that i don't
have any programming experience at all).

We probably all have the trial version taken off the web before they ship
our CD copy of the full release. In my case, I have VEE 7.0 (trial version
which would expire soon) installed in my desk and i have done a couple of
programs (to be added later to my lab computer) from it already  my mistake
was i already save them as VEE 7.0 and i can't somehow extract the
program/s i did from my desk onto my lab computer which is running VEE 6.2.
i at this point don't  want to install VEE 7.0 on my lab computer and the
debug the programs from there, simply because of having to redo the whole
program (in VEE 6.2) itself if the trial version expires before the my CD
copy of  VEE 7.0 comes.

My suggestion is that if VEE in the future can incorporate a feature such
as  "SAVE AS" to a previous version (if that's possible) would be very
helpful for those who are limited from the previous versions of VEE.

I guess as what Mr. Mike Groves says, and i quote,  "Anyone see any other
reason why this would not be a desirable thing to do for those with
multiple versions installed?"

Regards to all,

Enrique "IKE" Velasco, Jr.
Engineer/IT



Delta Energy Systems (Arizona), Inc.
4400 E. Broadway Blvd., Suite 803, Tucson, AZ, 85715, USA
T +1 520 326 8401, F +1 520 326 8366
M +1 520 370 4537
enrique.velasco@delta-es.com
www.deltaenergysystems.com



-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Groves [mailto:mikegroves@pacbell.net]
Sent: Thursday, March 25, 2004 2:46 PM
To: VRF
Subject: [vrf] AW: RE: 7.0 Reminder!

Detlef, that's a very good suggestion. I've seen other programs use
numbers in
their file extensions to keep track of different versions, why not VEE?
Using
something like .VEE5, .VEE6, .VEE7 (or simply .V5, .V6, .V7) would allow
all
VEE versions to co-exist without competing with each other. You just need
to
tell Windows Explorer one time which EXE file to use for which extension
and
you're set.

Of course, you would have to switch to *.* view to browse for files, as
they
would not show up with the *.VEE mask.

Another thing you would have to remember is when you use SAVE AS, that you
put
the filename in quotes, like "MyFile.VEE7", then it will save it exactly
as
you typed it. If you leave off the quotes, then VEE will tack a ".VEE" to
the
end, saving it as MyFile.VEE7.VEE. Pretty simple thing to remember.

Importing libraries with a .VEE6, or .VEE5 extension works as expected.
Anyone
see any other reason why this would not be a desirable thing to do for
those
with multiple versions installed?

Mike Groves

-----Original Message-----
From: Baranski, Detlef [mailto:Detlef.Baranski@PILKINGTON.de]
Sent: Thursday, March 25, 2004 9:04 AM
To: VRF
Subject: [vrf] AW: RE: 7.0 Reminder!


Maybe the best way would be to name the .vee files for Version 7 to .vee7
if
you use many parallel installations. In general there is no more need to
limit the suffix to 3 letters...

Until now i rename my old vee-file to an "V7-" prefix to see the
difference
if saved under V7.

detlef


-----Ursprngliche Nachricht-----
Von: BAYES,SCOTT (A-Loveland,ex1) [mailto:scott_bayes@agilent.com]
Gesendet: 23 March 2004 01:47
An: VRF
Cc: bill.ossmann@philips.com; PDL-LISTS,VRF (A-Lists,unix1)
Betreff: [vrf] RE: 7.0 Reminder!


Hi Mark, Bill, vrf,

Yes, you'll probably want to keep 6.x around until you are satisfied that
you (and your end-users) are completely moved over to 7.0.

I still have 5.01 through 7.0 installed on MY computer because many users
have not upgraded. Bummer.



So side-by-side installs are a good idea till you've cut ties with earlier
revisions. Just beware that only one revision can "own" the .vee suffix at
any one time (same is true for .vxe).

BTW, 7.0 fixes a bunch of elderly bugs (sorry, "defects"), too. After you
download and install 7.0 eval, open Help > Contents and Index, and select
"What's Been Fixed in This Version".

(Thanks for the humour, Mark)

Best Regards,


Scott Bayes
Software Technical Support

Agilent Technologies, Inc.
815 14th Street S.W.
Loveland, CO, U.S.A. 80537

970 679 3799 Tel
970 635 6867 Fax



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