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Issue 21.2


Xojo Installer Fix

Easy Updating of Your Xojo Installation

Issue: 21.2 (March/April 2023)
Author: Marc Zeedar
Author Bio: Marc taught himself programming in high school when he bought his first computer but had no money for software. He's had fun learning ever since.
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While it's great that the Xojo IDE gets updated regularly, there are several annoyances about the process. One is that the download file is huge at 1.7GB. (Whatever happened to the patch installers of yesteryear that only included the data that changed? At least I finally don't have a data cap on my broadband any more.)

Another problem is that every time I install the new version, I have to remember to copy over my plugins and scripts from my old version. That might sound rather trivial and it is. But it's the trivial stuff of life that is the most irritating.

Usually I don't remember until I've launched the new version, and then it's not acting the way I expect, and I remember my code formatting script or a plugin I use isn't installed. Doh! So then I have to quit Xojo, find the folders, copy over the scripts and plugins, relaunch Xojo, and wait for it to load so I can get back to where I was. Grrr!

Wouldn't it be nice if there was an easier way? To solve this (tiny) pain point, I quickly wrote a little Xojo app that looks in my Applications folder for the latest Xojo installations and copies over the plugins and scripts from the second-oldest folder to the newest folder. Simple!

While not a particularly complicated app, let's take a look at the interface and code.

The Xojo Installation Fix App

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