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How to install a beta version

Posted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:48 am
by mrwul
I have an installed XnViewMP x64
and would like to check whether the beta solved a case that I submitted.

Normally I don't use a beta: I wait for the final release, but in this case I would like to check it out.

It would be nice if the beta includes a document/text file telling me how to install it.
It does not come with the usual installer.

If I double click a image file, it will launch the 'installed' (non-beta) version.

How to proceed?
Should I simply copy over all files, i.e. from the 'beta zip extracted-folder' over the 'XnViewMP final version-folder', or what?

Thanks.

Re: How to install a beta version

Posted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:15 am
by cday
mrwul wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:48 am
I have an installed XnViewMP x64
and would like to check whether the beta solved a case that I submitted.

Normally I don't use a beta: I wait for the final release, but in this case I would like to check it out.

It would be nice if the beta includes a document/text file telling me how to install it.
It does not come with the usual installer.

If I double click a image file, it will launch the 'installed' (non-beta) version.

How to proceed?
Should I simply copy over all files, i.e. from the 'beta zip extracted-folder' over the 'XnViewMP final version-folder', or what?

You probably want to leave the existing version installed and run the ZIP download independently, don't you?

In that case, place the extracted folder anywhere convenient and then open it, find the xnview.exe file and then create a shortcut that you can use to launch the program. You can then open files from File > Open... or launch them from the browser.

At a detailed level, it might be as well in Tools > Settings > Integration -- Paths tab to set all paths to Program (XnView) to ensure that operation is independent of your installed version.

Re: How to install a beta version

Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:52 am
by cday
Were the above instructions helpful, can you or anyone else provide any useful comment on them?

Re: How to install a beta version

Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:30 am
by mrwul
cday wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:52 am
Were the above instructions helpful, can you or anyone else provide any useful comment on them?
Sorry for not being able to reply earlier.

Many Thanks for your explanation.
Frankly I was not aware it XnViewMP beta could be run without being installed.
(I didn't try it, to be honest).

Matter is solved. Thanks again!

Re: How to install a beta version

Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:20 pm
by cday
The method above is how I, not knowing any better, have been using ZIP versions, I don't know how other people use them, so comments from others still welcome... :wink:

Re: How to install a beta version

Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:30 pm
by XnTriq