[wingide-users] Bug fix for potential loss of file edits
Russell E. Owen
rowen at cesmail.net
Tue Jun 21 14:29:57 EDT 2005
In article <42B3044D.1030808 at wingide.com>,
John Ehresman <jpe at wingide.com> wrote:
> Russell E. Owen wrote:
> >>To install, unpack the patch into your Wing IDE installation directory
> >>or your Wing settings directory, using WinZip, tar, or similar tool. In
> >>WinZip, make sure you leave the Use Folder Names option checked so that
> >>files are placed correctly in the hierarchy.
> > Might you say a bit more about how to install these patches on MacOS X?
> > I'm guessing the top-level unpacked directory ("patches") should go into
> > WingIDE/Contents/MacOS. But it's only a guess. (I did look in the
> > manual, by the way, but didn't find the word "patch" in the contents and
> > didn't look further).
> On OS X, they either go in Wing IDE.app/Contents/MacOS or in
> ~/.wingide2. In the finder, you can bring up the context menu for the
> Wing IDE application and select 'Show Package Contents' to display the
> directories inside the application. Alternatively, you can use tar in a
> terminal window to unpack the patch.
> On all platforms, the pathnames of the Wing IDE install directory and
> the user settings directory are available in the about box.
Thank you very much. I was reluctant to use ~/.wingide2 because I was
afraid of future versions of WingIDE loading inappropriate patches. But
after unpacking one I realized my fears were groundless -- due to your
sensible directory layout.
One minor suggestion: as you load each patch please consider noting the
fact in the Messages window. I realize (after some hunting around) that
you list them in About WingIDE... but Messages is a logical place to
note startup actions and is likely to be the first place many folks look.
Thanks again for the patches and the install info.
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