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Title: HOW TO GET THE SOFTWARE
Post by: admin on October 09, 2005, 04:17:52 PM
Thanks for your interest and help to BETA test the new SnippetMaster software.  :D


BETA SOFTWARE INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

I have outlined the steps to get started and running so that you can test the BETA software fully. I highly recommend everyone follow these steps to ensure you do not miss any details. Please be sure to take your time and go through the documentation thoroughly so that you do not miss anything.


** Be sure to sign up for the beta testing mailing list (http://www.snippetmaster.com/news/mail.cgi/list/beta) so you know about new beta releases of the software.


[1] The new version of software uses a new licensing method.  (See the BETA faq (http://www.snippetmaster.com/forums/index.php/topic,685.0.html") for more info on this.)  You will need to go through the new "order process" to get access to your Client Area where you can manage your license(s).  (Don't worry, there is no cost for the BETA software.)

http://www.snippetmaster.com/orders/

[2] After "checkout" is completed, you will receive an email with your username and password for your Client Area. You must log into the Client Area and click the View Licenses link to obtain your license key.

[3] Copy your License Key somewhere. You will need it when installing the program.

[4] Now you can install the software. There are two methods to install:

Auto-Uploader (http://www.snippetmaster.com/forums/index.php?topic=908.msg3593#msg3593) - This is a simple script that will check your server to see if it has the necessary Zend or Ioncube files, download the latest version of SnippetMaster to your server, unzip it, and then FTP it to your desired program folder.  It is the easiest and fastest way to get SnippetMaster installed and should work for most people. Click here to try the Auto-Uploader now. (http://www.snippetmaster.com/forums/index.php?topic=908.msg3593#msg3593)

The Manual Method - Log into your Client Area and click on your "order". You will see all the files that can be downloaded. I recommend reading the "Readme" file for ioncube/zend if you aren't sure which "version" of Snippetmaster you need.  (Or just use the Auto-Installer which will automatically determine this decision for you.)  Download the desired .zip or .tar.gz file to computer, unzip it, and then read through the Installation Instructions (http://www.snippetmaster.com/documentation/installation.html) because this is where it is explained in detail how to install the software and get things working properly.

[5] Open the /documentation/index.html file and start reading.  (Also available online here (http://www.snippetmaster.com/documentation/).)  The new version of SnippetMaster has a lot of new features and functionality, and the documentation has instructions about most of them.  Please read through it all at least once to get an idea of everything.  :)  (If you have any questions/concerns, you are more then welcome to ask here on the forums for assistance.)

[6] Install the new software, test it out, and then come back to the BETA forums here and let me know how everything goes.

** If you are going to be editing any files that contain existing snippet tags, you must be aware of some significant changes to the snippet tag system.  More information about upgrading is here (http://www.snippetmaster.com/forums/index.php?topic=689.msg2615#msg2615").

** This is a BETA software release and is NOT recommended for use on any live/production web pages.  If you want to upgrade an existing snippet file, you should copy the existing file and use the copy for your testing.

Let me know what you think, by posting about new features or bugs into the BETA TESTING forums (http://www.snippetmaster.com/forums/index.php#3) area. I look forward to hearing from you.

I deeply appreciate your help and look forward to your feedback and response.

Sincerely,

Henri Straforelli


Title: Re: The BETA testing process - how to get the software
Post by: thincweb on November 15, 2005, 05:14:33 AM
Hi Henri - just downloaded latest version 2.0.3 ... question is do I need to re-install the whole programme to update from version 2.0.1 ... or just the changed files? BW, John


Title: Re: The BETA testing process - how to get the software
Post by: admin on November 15, 2005, 06:59:17 AM

Hi Henri - just downloaded latest version 2.0.3 ... question is do I need to re-install the whole programme to update from version 2.0.1 ... or just the changed files? BW, John


Only changed files are necessary, but the problem is that I touched a number of files and I didn't really track what files were changed/added.  :)  Thus, it's probably easier to just re-upload the whole thing.  (You don't need to upload the /includes/tinymce/ folder, as that one has definately not changed.)

 :D


Title: Re: The BETA testing process - how to get the software
Post by: thincweb on November 15, 2005, 09:31:05 AM
Understood ... thanks BW John