[chandler-users] note taking from discussion forums, blogs, and wikis

Mimi Yin mimi at osafoundation.org
Tue Aug 19 04:44:14 PDT 2008

Hi Jason,

If you are on Windows you will need to uninstall the old version

Also, unless you have fiddled with the settings for automatically  
backing up your data, upgrading to a new version should now  
automatically "migrate" your data from the old version and reload it  
into the new version. Of course manually backing up your data to  
a .chex file gives you an extra level of security :)


On Aug 16, 2008, at 7:56 PM, Matt Schafer wrote:

> Jason,
> Version 1.0 is now official.  (No rc-anything.)  I would recommend
> upgrading.  Before you do, this is how you "migrate" your data.  (I
> highly recommend you do this, too.)
> 1.  Go to the menu File -> Export -> Chandler Data to .chex File.
> Save the file wherever you can find it again easily.
> 2.  Now upgrade.  When you start Chandler for the first time after the
> upgrade, it may ask if you want to load your data; you can choose to
> do so if you like.
> 3.  If you want to be sure that Chandler uses the latest data (that
> you just exported in step 1 above), start the new Chandler, then go to
> File -> Import -> Reload Chandler Data from .chex File.  It will give
> you a warning that it's going to blow away the existing data, but
> that's exactly what you want, because you want to load that backup
> that you made in step 1 above.
> I'm not sure if you need to uninstall the old version.  But I'm using
> this on Linux, so it may be different on your computer.
> Matt
> On Sat, Aug 16, 2008 at 9:07 PM, Jason Lillywhite
> <jason.lillywhite at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 1.0 rc1
>> ...but when I opened it today, I got a message to update the  
>> software again
>> - It looks like it is trying to install 1.0 rc1... again...
>> Should I allow the uninstall of my existing version before  
>> installing this
>> one? It says I should migrate my data first...
>> On Fri, Aug 15, 2008 at 9:43 AM, Mimi Yin <mimi at osafoundation.org>  
>> wrote:
>>> Oh good. I'm glad you got up and running. May I ask what version of
>>> Chandler you're using? Worried that we haven't entirely squished  
>>> the bug we
>>> saw in earlier releases.
>>> Thanks,
>>> Mimi
>>> On Aug 14, 2008, at 12:16 PM, Jason Lillywhite wrote:
>>> I got it to work by following someone else's suggestion:
>>> from Andre Mueninghoff:
>>> An update and potential temporary solution...
>>> I was able to restart Chandler by using the 4th Start-Up option:
>>> "Discard recent changes until application no longer fails to  
>>> start." I
>>> tend to save frequently (regardless of what app I'm using), and  
>>> it did
>>> not appear to me that I was missing any changes. This may not be  
>>> a good
>>> solution for others.
>>> On Thu, Aug 14, 2008 at 11:03 AM, Jeffrey Harris
>>> <jeffrey at osafoundation.org> wrote:
>>>> Hi Jason,
>>>>> When I go to load my chandler desktop, it says another instance of
>>>>> chandler is already running. How do I find the one that is  
>>>>> running or turn
>>>>> it off so I can get things working?
>>>> Darn, I thought we'd fixed that problem for 1.0.  Are you using  
>>>> 1.0?
>>>> This class of problem has lately been caused by issues with the
>>>> auto-restore-from-backup code, the workaround is *usually* to  
>>>> find the file
>>>> named "backup.chex" in your Chandler profile directory and  
>>>> rename it, then
>>>> start Chandler.
>>>> If that doesn't work, email or log in to IRC
>>>> (http://chandlerproject.org/irc, there's a web-client so you  
>>>> don't have to
>>>> install anything) and we'll help you troubleshoot.
>>>> Sincerely,
>>>> Jeffrey
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