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[SOLVED] Using Developer Studio 7.6.11 and 7.7

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July 27, 2010, 06:49 AM
[SOLVED] Using Developer Studio 7.6.11 and 7.7
Is it´s possible to use both Developer Studio Releases ( 7.6.11 and 7.7) on one System

Do I have to consider anythiny special?

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WebFOCUS 7.6.11
all output (Excel, HTML, PDF)
July 27, 2010, 10:31 AM

You can install both the versions on the same machine..the only thing you need to do is run the thisfoci.bat file found in C:\ibi\ibi\DevStudio7X\bin folder each time you want to switch to a diff version.
This file registers the dlls required to the run the DS.

If you plan to do local development on both then while installing you need to change the alias names for the ibi_apps and ibi_html contexts.


WF 7.7.03/Windows/HTML,PDF,EXL
POC/local Dev Studio 7.7.03 & 7.6.11
July 28, 2010, 07:19 AM
That's not true since 7.6.9

IBI finally resolved the problem

Installing Multiple Developers Studio Versions
July 28, 2010, 09:15 AM
Thanks JG...that's good to know.
July 28, 2010, 12:24 PM
Dave Ayers
To use multiple versions of Developer Studio I find it useful to put shortcuts to the various thisfoci.bat files on my desktop, and change the shortcut names to include the version. I also make shortcuts to the various focshell.exe files, again with the version in the name.

Now I can quickly run a specific thisfoci.bat and then the focshell.exe to change versions without any hassle.

I currently have three different D.S. versions immediately available to me on my desktop.


WebFocus/Maintain 7.6.4-8
on Win2000 and 2003 Server
July 30, 2010, 10:02 AM
Brian Suter
I have many installed - and many webfocus installed. I use a soft alias of ds7611_apps/ds7611_html, wf7611_apps/wf7611_html, etc. I usually only keep 3 or 4 active in tomcat at any one time so my single tomcat doesn't run out of memory (just drag the files out of the conf directory). Other people use multiple tomcat definitions. My other trick is that I install many server versions, all using different port numbers (769=6900-4, 7611=6110, etc.) so I can have them running at the same time and switch back and forth. (I don't do that with the servers shipped with Devstudio though).

Brian Suter
VP WebFOCUS Product Development