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JanD

Hello,

it always bugs me to download a new Arduino IDE. Why? Because I have about 15 libraries downloaded from various places over the internet. To redownload them for a new IDE is not so easy because of that. Something that would make it much easier is if there there a installer/updater what only exchanged/added the new files needed into the already downloaded IDE. What would make it easier for non-geeks to download the IDE too. My dad (owner of KDAB) already talked about making something like that for the Arduino IDE, but he hasn't enough time.

So please, make it easier to install/update the Arduino IDE!

JanD

GaryP

I have left the previous Arduino folder as it is. Just drop the new files and overwrite the old set. Separately "installed" libraries stays, unless newer version with the same name are added in to new IDE-package.
All my codes are elsewhere safe, where other documents are as well.

Now I must ask if there's any problems coming with that method? Arduino IDE don't change anything in Windows, so it should be ok? Everything works fine, but is there something that should be aware?

Cheers,
Kari
The only law for me; Ohms Law: U=R*I       P=U*I
Note to self: "Damn! Why don't you just fix it!!!"

JanD

Let's see what I've got right:

1. You download the new version.
2. You unzip it into the installation path of the old version.
3. The old files get overwritten.
4. The files that aren't changed stay as they there.

Have I got it right? What would at least make sense.

JanD

u0421793

I don't mess around with all those complicated steps, I just download it, then double click it. You get a window with the arduino app, and an alias of the Applications folder, and you just drag the app to the folder. That's it -- it just works!

GaryP

Complicated? Just as you said, new files over the old files. Only one step, right?
:smiley-roll:

Kari
The only law for me; Ohms Law: U=R*I       P=U*I
Note to self: "Damn! Why don't you just fix it!!!"

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