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Last post Author Topic: Latest FARR v2.00.140 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - Aug 15, 2007  (Read 376186 times)

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.135 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - July 17, 2007
« Reply #800 on: August 09, 2007, 07:47:25 AM »
tablaji: you can also press "esc", it'll select all the text ;)

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.135 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - July 17, 2007
« Reply #801 on: August 09, 2007, 07:53:51 AM »
jgpaiva:
Of course I am aware of that, but you know about old habits...  :D

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.135 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - July 17, 2007
« Reply #802 on: August 09, 2007, 08:05:03 AM »
tablaji: you can also press "esc", it'll select all the text

thanks for the reminder jgpaiva, i've forgotten about it and was back to using Shift+Home.. :o

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Install glitch
« Reply #803 on: August 10, 2007, 06:49:29 AM »
Just updated two machines with FARR alpha. Both had this error code. Seems like always before, it was unnecessary to stop older FARR which was running.
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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.135 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - July 17, 2007
« Reply #804 on: August 10, 2007, 06:53:03 AM »
@DocSavage:

Were you trying to install the latest FARR (2.00.138) ?

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.135 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - July 17, 2007
« Reply #805 on: August 10, 2007, 07:10:47 AM »
Yes. I installed it by opening task manager & stopping the existing FARR.exe. Then the install completed.
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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.135 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - July 17, 2007
« Reply #806 on: August 10, 2007, 07:14:08 AM »
Weird. It is really supposed to be able to kill running farr process automatically. Maybe there's a bug. What OS and anti-virus are you using (these details might help mouser diagnose the problem :)) ?.

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Install Glitch 02 - July 17, 2007
« Reply #807 on: August 10, 2007, 09:06:04 AM »
This is my experience this morning installing Alpha v2.00.135 on 4 computers. 
Machine:
1. WinXP sp2, 512 RAM AV is Computer Associates & Windows Defender, updating from Alpha 2.00.xx?- HAD THIS GLITCH
2. WinXP sp2, 2 G RAM  AV is Computer Associates & Windows Defender, updating from Alpha 2.00.xx?- HAD THIS GLITCH
3. WinXP sp2  1 G RAM AV is Computer Associates, updating from Alpha 2.00.xx?- DID NOT HAVE THIS GLITCH
4. Win2000, sp4 128 RAM, AV is AVG free, SpyWare is AVG free  - HAD THIS GLITCH

BTW - I don't know why I went to the trouble to stop a process, it works just as well to stop the already installed FARR from SysTray. (like Mouser's message says)

dk
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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.135 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - July 17, 2007
« Reply #808 on: August 10, 2007, 10:09:31 AM »
if you were installing over a version of farr that is older than say 2.0.100 or so, then you have to exit farr from the tray before installing the new version, since older versions of farr won't exit themselves.

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.135 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - July 17, 2007
« Reply #809 on: August 10, 2007, 10:16:57 AM »
Yeah, I saw that, when I finally went back & READ your message.
Since they are all gone now, I don't know the previous version. But I try to update every time you have a release. The computer that DIDN'T have a problem is an old laptop that I haven't used in a couple of months. The others are almost always on, most likely to have had the recent version.
However, as you point out, that is probably what happened this morning.
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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.135 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - July 17, 2007
« Reply #810 on: August 12, 2007, 01:36:11 AM »
I can't get Farr to open anything?

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.135 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - July 17, 2007
« Reply #811 on: August 12, 2007, 05:57:28 AM »
Hi mouser

Could we have an one-click on the tray icon to open Farr option - or have I missed it?
 :)

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.135 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - July 17, 2007
« Reply #812 on: August 12, 2007, 07:28:43 AM »
I have another problem... Sometimes, when I bring up the window (pause) and start typing straight away, half my text disappears after I've typed it. Any idea?

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.135 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - July 17, 2007
« Reply #813 on: August 12, 2007, 09:13:18 AM »
Yeah, for me that usually happens when farr has been idle in the tray for a long time and is suddenly brought to front.

And sometimes your typing gets affected if it's taking a bit long to search.

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.135 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - July 17, 2007
« Reply #814 on: August 12, 2007, 09:17:34 AM »
if you find F+R slow to come up after it hasn't been used in a while, you could choose "Stay in Memory Longer" on the General tab option for "Inactive Memory Use".

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.135 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - July 17, 2007
« Reply #815 on: August 12, 2007, 09:20:41 AM »
if you find F+R slow to come up after it hasn't been used in a while, you could choose "Stay in Memory Longer" on the General tab option for "Inactive Memory Use".

Yup exactly the same setting here, and I believe that's the default option. :P

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.135 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - July 17, 2007
« Reply #816 on: August 14, 2007, 07:12:38 AM »
One more thing:
I am missing the possibility to invoke FARR Help while the Group/Alias dialog is open.

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.135 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - July 17, 2007
« Reply #817 on: August 16, 2007, 07:41:09 PM »
I just upgraded to 2.00.140 and the DcUpdater does not detect the already installed plug-ins, which it did previously. I guess I can fix this by moving the .dcupdate files to the appropriate location which is, I assume, where the executable is for DcUpdater.
« Last Edit: August 16, 2007, 07:47:49 PM by cemole »

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.135 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - July 17, 2007
« Reply #818 on: August 16, 2007, 07:51:35 PM »
I think this may be a one time bug due to the new code i added that lets it install these plugins new from the web, and no longer includes them with farr.  please let me know if it ever comes back after you install them (you can install the new versions over existing).

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.135 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - July 17, 2007
« Reply #819 on: August 17, 2007, 04:25:07 AM »
Mouser,

I've experienced the same as cemole - are your recommendations to reinstall the plugins over what's there now - or to reinstall FARR?

Thanks - Jon.

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.135 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - July 17, 2007
« Reply #820 on: August 17, 2007, 12:30:52 PM »
just let updater install the plugins in the "Available for Installation" tab.

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.140 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - Aug 15, 2007
« Reply #821 on: August 17, 2007, 10:13:32 PM »
As mouser suggested, I re-installed all of the "available packages" in DcUpdater program (right click, install directly) and problem seems to be solved. DcUpdater downloaded the necessary packages and removed them from the list as they are successfully installed. Now all of the files are under the "Installed Packages" tab.

I was hesitant to install packages directly as I previously had problems using the FARR installer without the administrative privileges. I don't know whether this is solved but I'm just extracting files to the FARR folder rather than using the downloaded installer. If I'm thinking, I also delete the unused FindAndRunRobotInstall.exe file.

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.140 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - Aug 15, 2007
« Reply #822 on: August 20, 2007, 09:58:54 AM »
I just downloaded the latest preview version and I'm having a hard time making the plug-ins work.  There are folders for each plugin but they just have two files in them and no dlls... sorry, I'm probably missing something stupid!

Kevin

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.140 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - Aug 15, 2007
« Reply #823 on: August 20, 2007, 03:45:00 PM »
Right click on farr tray and say "check for updates", then go to the "Available for Installation" tab.  Click "Check for Updates" on that tab to get latest version info for all plugins, then to install a plugin simply right-click on it and choose to install.

The idea is that now rather than bundling plugins with the installer (making a bloated installer and installing stuff people dont want), now you can easily choose which to install using the updater.  One of the major motivations for writing the custom updater system was support for plugins.

Note you can also get more info on any plugin by right-clicking on it and choosing to visit the webpage for it.  :up:
« Last Edit: August 20, 2007, 03:47:43 PM by mouser »

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.140 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - Aug 15, 2007
« Reply #824 on: August 20, 2007, 04:09:21 PM »
Ahhhh... you're assuming I am connected to the internet (complicated story, but a bad assumption). 

There is nowhere to download these plugins?  I found klipkeeper...

Kevin