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Rick, Thanks for the information. There were a series of articles about the upgrade from RH6 to RH7, and i just want to make sure this upgrade from RH7 to RH8 is done properly.
Is it safe to assume there are no special considerations when opening a current RH7 project in RH8?
Are the projects backward compatible once in RH8? Or any other things to consider?
We use RSC 3.1. Will we simply need to create connections to the project from RH8 to RSC?
It would be really nice if there were a knowledge base article documenting the process, regarding these sorts of things. Unless it is as simple as installing and opening a project.
Hopefully Rick won't mind me sticking my toe in as I know he is a little tied up (hopefully not literally) at WinWriters UA.
The first thing is that RH8 is not backwards compatible with any other version. Once you have opened a project in RH8 it can not be opened in any other version. You'll get a warning to this affect when you open a RH6 ot RH7 project. So before you do anything, take a backup just to be on the safe side. Once the project has been upgraded, you'll notice the HTML is a lot cleaner, hence the lack of any backwards compatibility.
As for RSC, I don't use it. That said, provided you just want to stop using an earlier version of RH and start using RH8 I'd have thought it would be the same as normal. You'd just check out the project, upgrade and check back in. Maybe someone else would want to confirm this. If you want to test RH8 with an existing project, just do a get latest - or whatever the equivalent is in RSC - and test away. You wouldn't need a RSC connection for this.
Nah, I never mind at all. The more the merrier!
BTW, at the moment I'm back home in my living room with my dogs all nestled nearby while Peter is probably Juuuust about to land in Heathrow. He told me that he would arrive home this afternoon.
Was a lovely time meeting up with him and the gang. The Adobe folks are always amazing and despite the economy there were still 300 or so in attendance. If you do meet up with Peter on a personal level for a beer or whatever, have him tell you the story of "riding the ducks in Seattle".
Thanks Colum. I'll mark your response as the answer.
A point that seems to have been missed is that unless you have full licences for both versions, you need to uninstall RH7 before installing RH8.