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XWP v1.0.16

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Rich Walsh:
Here are a few notes I forgot to put in the announcement:

* updated versions of ANXWP (AN's customized XWP-Lite) should be available from AN shortly - they typically send out an announcement to customers when it's ready.

* if you are simply upgrading from the previous version and not changing from, say, ANXWP to XWP-Full, then you can uncheck the options to "register classes" and "create objects". This will keep it from messing with your folder menus and the like.

* if you use Styler's shutdown feature rather than XWP's, you must upgrade to the new version of Styler (v1.20) to have any 'Text Size' changes take effect. Alternately, you can disable Styler v1.10's shutdown, reboot using XWP, then reenable Styler.

* suggestion: locate 'x:\sys\apps\xwps\bin\xunlock.exe', open its Properties notebook, and turn to the 'Association' page. Now, associate it with '*.DLL', '*.EXE', and '*.FON' (no need for a program object). Hereafter, if you need to replace a binary that is currently in use, you can select 'xunlock' from its "Open as" menu, then do the replacement. Of course, you'll still have to terminate the app or reboot to have the system use the new binary (in the case of a WPS dll, just select 'Restart Desktop').

andreas:

--- Quote from: Rich Walsh on November 06, 2023, 06:38:23 pm ---
I'm sorry to hear you had problems with this. Are you now able to start up OK and get to the Desktop?


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So far everything works fine. Thanks for your effort btw.

David Graser:

--- Quote from: Rich Walsh on November 06, 2023, 07:00:39 pm ---Here are a few notes I forgot to put in the announcement:

* suggestion: locate 'x:\sys\apps\xwps\bin\xunlock.exe', open its Properties notebook, and turn to the 'Association' page. Now, associate it with '*.DLL', '*.EXE', and '*.FON' (no need for a program object). Hereafter, if you need to replace a binary that is currently in use, you can select 'xunlock' from its "Open as" menu, then do the replacement. Of course, you'll still have to terminate the app or reboot to have the system use the new binary (in the case of a WPS dll, just select 'Restart Desktop').

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Hi Rick
To begin, thanks for all you and Alex do and your efforts to improve XWP.  I look forward to each new release. I am like a kid waiting for more candy.

It along with Xit (its additional titlebar buttons and clock, Title (moves the folder or program back in the shown order, and Killfolder (allows me to kill all open folders) allow me whatever I want with the desktop.

Next, is the attached pic the correct way to do the associations?

Rich Walsh:

--- Quote from: David Graser on November 06, 2023, 09:44:35 pm ---
--- Quote from: Rich Walsh on November 06, 2023, 07:00:39 pm ---associate it [xunlock] with '*.DLL', '*.EXE', and '*.FON'

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is the attached pic the correct way to do the associations?

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It looks like you left out the asterisk. Without it, this will only work for files named ".exe" or ".dll" - there aren't too many of them :) Remove them and re-enter.

FWIW... it's perfectly OK to associate a specific file with an app. For example, in AOS 5.1 the new Multimedia Installer is associated with the file 'CONTROL.SCR'. This allows you to install an MMOS/2 package by doubleclicking this file rather than having to run minstall from the commandline.

David Graser:

--- Quote from: Rich Walsh on November 06, 2023, 10:31:46 pm ---
--- Quote from: David Graser on November 06, 2023, 09:44:35 pm ---
--- Quote from: Rich Walsh on November 06, 2023, 07:00:39 pm ---associate it [xunlock] with '*.DLL', '*.EXE', and '*.FON'

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is the attached pic the correct way to do the associations?

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It looks like you left out the asterisk. Without it, this will only work for files named ".exe" or ".dll" - there aren't too many of them :) Remove them and re-enter.

FWIW... it's perfectly OK to associate a specific file with an app. For example, in AOS 5.1 the new Multimedia Installer is associated with the file 'CONTROL.SCR'. This allows you to install an MMOS/2 package by doubleclicking this file rather than having to run minstall from the commandline.

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Thanks Rich. I should have known.  I have to do the same thing when I am associating files in FM/3.

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