XnView 1.96 beta 2

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XnView 1.96 beta 2

Post by xnview » Tue Jan 13, 2009 2:43 pm

XnView 1.96 beta 2 can be downloaded here

Please make a new post for bugs...
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Post by pic_viewer » Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:11 pm

And again you have put an empty ini in the zip...grumble...where is my backup...

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Post by xnview » Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:20 pm

pic_viewer wrote:And again you have put an empty ini in the zip...grumble...where is my backup...
There is an empty .ini in this package to not erase old one...
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Ding

Post by hilbrands » Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:23 pm

Nice job, however

My vista home premium plays the windows Ding.wav every time I select a picture in the browser.

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Re: Ding

Post by xnview » Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:27 pm

hilbrands wrote: My vista home premium plays the windows Ding.wav every time I select a picture in the browser.
???? what?
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Post by Dreamer » Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:42 pm

xnview wrote:
pic_viewer wrote:And again you have put an empty ini in the zip...grumble...where is my backup...
There is an empty .ini in this package to not erase old one...
I don't understand. If the old one is in the program folder and you copy the new files there, old, sometimes the only, xnview.ini will be replaced with this one - and all settings are lost! xnview.ini should NOT be included in the package, never IMO!

BTW thanks for beta 2. :wink:
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Ding

Post by hilbrands » Tue Jan 13, 2009 4:12 pm

Problem solved.
Running the program from the programfolder solved the problem.
Sorry.

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Post by xnview » Tue Jan 13, 2009 5:01 pm

Dreamer wrote:
xnview wrote:
pic_viewer wrote:And again you have put an empty ini in the zip...grumble...where is my backup...
There is an empty .ini in this package to not erase old one...
I don't understand. If the old one is in the program folder and you copy the new files there, old, sometimes the only, xnview.ini will be replaced with this one - and all settings are lost! xnview.ini should NOT be included in the package, never IMO!
It's better to create a new folder for beta
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Post by rra » Tue Jan 13, 2009 5:47 pm

When installing the beta-2 I get the error:

"This application failed to start because MSVCP71.dll was not found"

The application however seems to work OK .
Thanks very much so far ..


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Post by Dreamer » Tue Jan 13, 2009 11:00 pm

xnview wrote:It's better to create a new folder for beta
I know, but there are many beta-testers, even normal/novice users can test the beta version, since it's public, they could lost the settings very easy. So my opinion is very clear, xnview.ini should not be included in any package of xnview (official, beta, RC, MP...). I lost the settings from other programs long time ago (as a novice user) and I know how annoying it is.
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Not always…

Post by Clo » Tue Jan 13, 2009 11:26 pm

:arrow: Pierre

:) Hello !
It's better to create a new folder for beta
• Not really for all users… For instance, here I've already four installed versions, if I create another directory,
I would have to import an INI with “sufficient” settings, change it by hand because the paths are different and so on…
- Moreover, I have been bound to create separate registry keys for each version, or else that led to a pretty garbage…
- Hence, I keep a version to make tests (always the same) and its INI in the XnView folder.

- Like Dreamer says, losing the current INI is VERY annoying…
- Personally, I solve the issue by keeping a copy in each skin sub-dir. I use,
because I can change the skin easily from a *.bat file… ;)

• I think that XnView might always create and update a backup of the current INI when set in its own dir. something like :
xnview.ini.back, maybe as an option (for the foolhardy users who don't want it).

- And the trick is played ! :D

:mrgreen: KR
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Post by pic_viewer » Wed Jan 14, 2009 3:19 am

IMHO it makes no sense to put the beta in a different folder and thus start with everything from scratch. How can I see if bugs get fixed when my working environment is completely changed? I can not.

And I do daily backups (as everyone should do ;-) ) so had no problem to restore my inis (or the whole program if necessary).

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Post by ckit » Wed Jan 14, 2009 3:30 am

pic_viewer wrote:IMHO it makes no sense to put the beta in a different folder and thus start with everything from scratch. How can I see if bugs get fixed when my working environment is completely changed? I can not.
I agree, that's why I only use "C:\Program Files (x86)\XnView"
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Post by Jaff » Wed Jan 14, 2009 5:41 am

Dreamer wrote:So my opinion is very clear, xnview.ini should not be included in any package of xnview (official, beta, RC, MP...). I lost the settings from other programs long time ago (as a novice user) and I know how annoying it is.
+1 I totally agree with that
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ini is important

Post by aE3 » Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:18 pm

I can't see the problems about the beta containing the ini file, firstly all you need to do before installing over the top of the previous beta is to archive the whole folder (or at least your ini). I never unpack the included ini unless I'm doing a fresh installation.
The reason why it's needed in the package is that without it the program would be incomplete & as xnview beta's are posted on other sites,, new users wouldn't be able to run it properly.

btw - thanks pierre for such a good program.

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