Re: can I keep old version running after update to Ver 6?
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- Subject: [mg75780] Re: can I keep old version running after update to Ver 6?
- From: Hannes Kessler <HannesKessler at hushmail.com>
- Date: Thu, 10 May 2007 05:18:49 -0400 (EDT)
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One issue appears inconvinient leaving the old version on the computer: At least on my Windows XP, version 5.2 recognizes after installation of 6.0 only DOS-type notebook file names. For this reason, the autosave mechanism of initialization cells to a package results in 5.2 to truncated package file names of the kind abcdef~1.m. Is there a workaround for this problem? Regards, Hannes Kessler On 9 Mai, 10:09, John Fultz <jfu... at wolfram.com> wrote: > Keeping the old version around while you're transitioning to version 6 is a fine > idea, and you shouldn't experience any problems. Many of us here at WRI (myself > included) keep many old versions of Mathematica installed simultaneously with > the new ones. > > The principle different you might notice is that double-clicking notebook files > to open them will cause them to open in version 6 (at least under Windows...I'm > not fully certain whether the behavior is as predictable on Mac). > > Also, under Windows, if you uninstall 5.1 after you've installed version 6, you > may find that you've lost the file associations so that .nb files don't open > correctly when double-clicked in the Explorer (but they'll open fine from the > Open dialog). But you shouldn't experience any other issues. > > Sincerely, > > John Fultz > jfu... at wolfram.com > User Interface Group > Wolfram Research, Inc. > > On Tue, 8 May 2007 06:01:34 -0400 (EDT), rob wrote: > > I may spring for the big bux to get Ver. 6. Can anyone tell > > me whether I'll be able/allowed to keep my Ver 5.1 on my > > machine? I've got hundreds of .nb files that now work on 5.1 > > and I want to be sure I can retain their functionality. It's > > pretty clear that some of these programs won't run under Ver > > 6. I would eventually update those .nb files to work with > > Ver 6 but I don't want to be without their use in the meantime. > > > I remember being very inconvenienced at last update from 4 > > to 5 when I no longer had Ver 4 available. Thanks. > > > beckman wrote: > > >> Hello -- I'm trying to get my old notebooks to work in Mathematica 6. I > >> use > >> "TranslateShape," for instance, just about everywhere. > >> "TranslateShape" used to be defined in Graphics`Shape`. But that's now > >> obsolete, and I get the following error message > > >> <<Graphics`Shapes` > > >> General::obspkg: Graphics`Shapes` is now obsolete. The legacy version > >> \ > >> being loaded may conflict with current Mathematica functionality. See > >> \ > >> the Compatibility Guide for updating information. > > >> If I highlight "TranslateShape" and press F1, I get a search > >> failure ... (Transforming XML (XML Package Tutorial) > > >> If I highlight General::obspkg and press F1, I get a search > >> failure ... (did not match any documents) > > >> If I search for "Compatibility Guide" I get nothing > > >> I'm completely hosed. The old stuff I needed for everything is just > >> *poof* gone without a trace. > > >> Clues, anyone?