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Dharma to Eden - Upgrade steps - foxm2k - 2012-04-04 09:59
I am using Dharma and have configured it the way I need it and scrapped a lot of content.
Whats the best / recommended way to upgrade to Eden?
Should I deinstall Dharma first?
Is it possible to have both versions installed anyway?
How to import my DB (with all the scrapped data), does this happen automatically?
Please just give me a quick manual how to get a smooth and perfect transition from Dharma to Eden.
Thanks a lot!
RE: Dharma to Eden - Upgrade steps - jmarshall - 2012-04-04 10:04
Assuming your not using mysql (you didn't mention it, so I presume not) then:
1. Install Eden.
Eden will update your databases (via copy + upgrade, so you can downgrade again later if you really want to) and so on automatically. You shouldn't lose anything.
RE: Dharma to Eden - Upgrade steps - foxm2k - 2012-04-04 11:09
No, no fancy stuff like mysql-db.
So I assume that v10 und v11 can both be installed and used on my system? (Until I verified that everything is okay for me)
Because I mentioned copy+upgrade I also assume that after installation, changes made to one of these programs / independent dbs will not be tracked by the other?
Thanks a lot for your quick assistance!
RE: Dharma to Eden - Upgrade steps - kricker - 2012-04-04 16:20
Yes and no. If you run XBMC in -p mode then each can run independently of one another. If you run in the default mode, both use %appdata%/XBMC to store your DB and other settings. So Eden will upgrade your DB and such, and then it will not work in Dharma. You can backup the %appdata%/XBMC folder and install Eden. If you do have issues then rolll back to Dharma, and replace your %appdata%/XBMC folder with your backup.
If all you really care about is the library, the easier method is to go into settings\Video\Library and export your library. That will be your backup library if you need to roll back to Dharma.
RE: Dharma to Eden - Upgrade steps - argh! - 2012-04-04 18:19
Cool. I came here to ask the same thing.
Though... will my existing keyboard.xml and remote.xml files have the Eden functions added to them I've made quite a few changes to them, and have read that there are new functions therein .
RE: Dharma to Eden - Upgrade steps - kricker - 2012-04-04 18:29
If you have custom files, I believe you will have to update them by hand.
RE: Dharma to Eden - Upgrade steps - jmarshall - 2012-04-04 23:36
The advice about Eden updating your database is incorrect.
Eden takes a copy of your Dharma database and updates the copy. It does not touch your Dharma database at all.
That's not to say that other things in userdata may be upgraded to the point where Dharma won't run though (things like add-ons and the like).
RE: Dharma to Eden - Upgrade steps - kricker - 2012-04-05 03:31
That's true. I did forget it does a DB copy before updating it. After using nightlies for so long I just got into that habit. Running 2 different versions of XBMC from the same user data folder just isn't a good idea.
RE: Dharma to Eden - Upgrade steps - argh! - 2012-04-05 16:10
Good to hear (uh.. read). I shoudl have known you XBMC magicians would make it easy...
RE: Dharma to Eden - Upgrade steps - foxm2k - 2012-04-06 17:32
Okay, I made an update without backup of my dharma installation.
Yesterday I watched a movie and noticed some stuttering in the framerate from time to time. I think it's because the movie was 23,976fps and pressing "O" on my keyboard showed me that playback runs with 24fps. I haven't had that problems with dharma. Is there something in the settings changed with Eden or how can I get the "old behaviour" back?
So that eden upgraded a copy of my databse, I am able to just reinstall dharma?