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ChrisRodgers

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Why upgrade from 12.x to 18.x?
Posted: 23-Sep-2019 04:53
 
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Where can I find information on why I should upgrade from 12.x to the current version (18.x at present), without reading through every point version release notes? Is there something that summarizes each major version? Obviously you get another 12 months of free support and upgrades and some newer/updated skins require newer versions (example jAlbum 17.x or higher). Is there a document with a collection of added functionality by version? Like a "what you are missing out on", by major version?
jGromit

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Re: Why upgrade from 12.x to 18.x?
Posted: 23-Sep-2019 05:00   in response to: ChrisRodgers in response to: ChrisRodgers
 
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I don't think anyone is going to take the time to summarize the release notes for you. The material is all there. There are countless new features and major performance improvements, along with a long list of bug fixes.

And if you want to use most of the current skins, you'll need something newer than jAlbum 12. Laza's skins all require at least jAlbum 14.1, AndreWolff's skins call for jAlbum 15.3, and mine are now all being compiled to jAlbum 17.
ChrisRodgers

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Re: Why upgrade from 12.x to 18.x?
Posted: 23-Sep-2019 06:36   in response to: jGromit in response to: jGromit
 
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Thanks! I wasn't asking anyone to summarize for me, just wondering if there was a running list of major enhancements by version. (like you might find on a wiki page or something)

No worries, it is just over $31 to upgrade, i'll probably just do that. A lot of the newer/updated skins look nice, so I will need to upgrade to try those.
RobM

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Re: Why upgrade from 12.x to 18.x?
Posted: 23-Sep-2019 10:09   in response to: ChrisRodgers in response to: ChrisRodgers
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If you want to quickly find just the new features since version 12 you could open the erase notes page and search it for ‘new’. It will find a few false results but it is quicker than reading all of the posts between 12 and 18.

If you do upgrade I’d recommend deleting the ffmpeg executable to ensure you have a more recent version of it, see the yellow note on this page
davidekholm

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Re: Why upgrade from 12.x to 18.x?
Posted: 23-Sep-2019 10:47   in response to: RobM in response to: RobM
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davidekholm

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Re: Why upgrade from 12.x to 18.x?
Posted: 23-Sep-2019 10:48   in response to: davidekholm in response to: davidekholm
 
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...and while I'm at it. We will soon be releasing a jAlbum version with embedded spell checker and improved local search.
ChrisRodgers

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Re: Why upgrade from 12.x to 18.x?
Posted: 25-Sep-2019 01:43   in response to: RobM in response to: RobM
 
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@RobM - Thanks! My file was from 2012. Deleted it and should see it refresh when I make a project with video. Will play around with some newer skins in the next few weeks.
ChrisRodgers

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Re: Why upgrade from 12.x to 18.x?
Posted: 25-Sep-2019 02:13   in response to: davidekholm in response to: davidekholm
 
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Thanks, David!
davidekholm

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Re: Why upgrade from 12.x to 18.x?
Posted: 25-Sep-2019 09:28   in response to: ChrisRodgers in response to: ChrisRodgers
 
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You're welcome Chris!
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