Subject Re: [IBO] Upgrade to newest version
Author Helen Borrie (TeamIBO)
At 01:18 PM 22-04-02 +0000, you wrote:
>Hi Everyone,
>I was off for a long time, due to other projects. Now I'm back on
>using IBO. My mind is filled with lots of useless stuff, but I hardly
>can't remember, how to update IBO to the newest version. I know how
>to download; I know, I can erase the IBO directory and so on.
>Is there anyone out there, who could provide an easy way to keep IBO
>up-to-date ? Always re-installing is not very efficient.

Installing a new release over an old one isn't very efficient, either! You
tend to break things. Here's the oil on the naming system:
IB_VERSION_MAJOR = '4'; "version 4"
IB_VERSION_MINOR = '2'; "version 4.2"
IB_VERSION_BUILD = 'G'; "version 4.2G"
--each of these "jumps" requires a full clean install, but they are infrequent.

IB_VERSION_SUB_RELEASE = 'a'; "version 4.2Ga"
--this is a patch level - the patches chug through the lower case alphabet
and simply require de-installing from the palette library, unzip the patch
release over the previous version build + previous patches. It doesn't
matter where you start patching, as long as the version build is the same.
Exception: sometimes there is a test patch that "steps up" to the next
patch level, e.g. 4.2Gc2d (or sometimes 4.2Gc_to_d) in the zipfile name,
and it will show up in the Version property of the connection components as

>There have
>been IBO_From_Version_to_Version files, but I can't find them for the
>newest release 4.2H.

No, this is a version build so it needs a clean install.

>BTW, I have bought a license and don't want to loose this by
>installing the eval version.

You won't lose the licence, but why install the eval version when you can
take the full source? Let me know privately if you need the URL (it has
changed recently).

Helen Borrie (TeamIBO Support)

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