RE: [pcgen] File compatability
> 1. Are files supposed to be compatable as you move forward withThis is a tricky thing. Some times we simply can't do this because the
> versions? Or are we supposed to just find a version we like and
> stick with it?
change from one version to the next literally is a fix to a bug in something
that was saving that shouldn't or the format it was saving was not capable
of handling the newer elements.
Massive incompatabilities won't happen too often. But it is a good idea to
upgrade in a staged manner.
> 2. Is there some magic way we're supposed to move files forward?That staged manner:
1. Export a character sheet of your characters.
2. move your current copy of PCGen to a backup directory. Including copies
of your characters.
3. install the new copy as a fresh install. New app and new lst files.
4. open your characters in the new PCGen. Compare them with their old
copies. If there are differences you'll have to fix it by hand; but at least
you'll have a reference and a backup to use to be sure you get it right.
These problems don't occur with every release. But they do happen from time
to time when something simply has to go from the application.
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