Upgrade from Professional 5.1
Posted 12 August 2002 - 18:57
I don't mind a multiple-step migration ... e.g., first 5.1 to 5.5, then 5.5 to 6.3, then 6.3 to 7.0, as long as no functionality is broken. What I'm looking to avoid is a lengthy upgrade process that would require a lot of manual intervention.
ALSO, very important ... if you can also please answer this same question regarding the ease of upgrading from Pro 5.1 to Developer 7.0, I'd appreciate any information you can give.
Thanks for any info.
Posted 12 August 2002 - 20:29
It might be a bit easier to migrate to Pro 7 than top Pro 6 because some functions (like ComponentFileEnum) had been removed in Pro 6 and are available again in version 7. Also you can install multiple instances of an application side by side, which is not possible in Pro 7 or Developer (or at least requires some tweaking)
What I said about the scripts is basically true for the migration to Developer, too. In addition, the names of some functions have changed (to adjust MSI terminology), which the migration tool tries to translate automatically. However there's one major difference: in Dev7 the underlying technology is MSI, and you should get some understanding of MSI concepts. This will require additional learning.
Posted 14 August 2002 - 00:12
They even have a migration guarantee (from IS6 only) - they will fix your project if it doesn't cleanly migrate from IS6 to IS7.
Posted 14 August 2002 - 15:14
Posted 24 August 2002 - 03:01
|Also you can install multiple instances of an application side by side, which is not possible in Pro 7 or Developer (or at least requires some tweaking)|
Huh? Is there a typo here? Did you mean to say Pro 6 or Developer 7?
Posted 25 August 2002 - 20:28
You CAN install multiple instances side by side with IS Pro 5 and with IS Pro. 7
You CANNOT do this with IS Pro 6 or IS Developer (at least not out of the box)