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Re: VS2018 experiences

Postby weaver » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:29 pm

asik1 wrote:How is the weather today in Austria?



Very windy and cold, but last week it was excellent in the mountains.
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Re: VS2018 experiences

Postby iNate » Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:00 am

tletter wrote:
weaver wrote:I have learned it in the past, therefore I use short names.

I gave up 8.3 names when Windows 95 came along in 1995 as long filenames are much more helpful, but to each their own, however, the program should support a user's choice.
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Windows still has path length limitations enabled by default in the file system - and therefore, enabled for everyone. You never know when this will cause an issue, if you enable long path names on your machine and then send someone i.e. a zip file with a heavily nested folder structure - never mind the implications for external drives that are used on disparate machines.

This is a common issue when people move files from macOS to Windows. For example, if you try to copy your iTunes Music Folder from a Mac to a Windows machine, it may error out on tons of files because the paths are too long for Windows (with default setting). It will either truncate the file name (which can really make Search fun), or fail to copy it.

There is a policy/registry switch to enable long file paths, but this is an interoperability nightmare, which is why it's disabled by default.
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Re: VS2018 experiences

Postby asik1 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:05 am

iNate wrote:
tletter wrote:
weaver wrote:I have learned it in the past, therefore I use short names.

I gave up 8.3 names when Windows 95 came along in 1995 as long filenames are much more helpful, but to each their own, however, the program should support a user's choice.
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tletter
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Windows still has path length limitations enabled by default in the file system - and therefore, enabled for everyone. You never know when this will cause an issue, if you enable long path names on your machine and then send someone i.e. a zip file with a heavily nested folder structure - never mind the implications for external drives that are used on disparate machines.

This is a common issue when people move files from macOS to Windows. For example, if you try to copy your iTunes Music Folder from a Mac to a Windows machine, it may error out on tons of files because the paths are too long for Windows (with default setting). It will either truncate the file name (which can really make Search fun), or fail to copy it.

There is a policy/registry switch to enable long file paths, but this is an interoperability nightmare, which is why it's disabled by default.


Same goes on burning stuff, you can have only up to 255 character to a file (path+name)
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Re: VS2018 experiences

Postby weaver » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:55 am

A new experience with VS2018

Yesterday I finished my short film ( about 14 min). It was running yesterday nicely and smoothly on the VS preview monitor. My wife asked me to add one more title to the film, so I opened today again my project, added the title and discovered that from about the half of the video the preview monitor stucks, no more continous video. Sometimes just the cursor moves on the timeline, the music mostly is continous but the picture update is not. I tried the standard layout (F7) and also my normal layout with a split screen on two monitors. The result is the same. The proxies look like to be OK ( at least I do not see any problem there), the added title is right on the beginning, the problem appears somewhere in the second half of the video. I restarted several times the VS2018 hoping in improvement, but nothing. Now I try to render my project, maybe it will bring better results.
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Re: VS2018 experiences

Postby weaver » Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:17 pm

A question:

Do you uninstall after the upgrade the earlier version of your VS?
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Re: VS2018 experiences

Postby Ken Berry » Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:28 pm

Even if you bought the so-called upgrade version of VS, you are still getting a full and complete version of the program, not one which simply uses updated portions of the earlier version. The different price is simply a reward for existing users.

So you can certainly remove the earlier version if you need the space on your computer. But the earlier version will continue to work perfectly well, if you want to leave it. As some of us repeat a lot, we keep several versions either just to have a backup in case something goes wrong with a later version, or just for testing and comparison purposes.

Mind you, with the mess VS 2019 is causing, I would suggest that anyone who has VS 2018 or an earlier version should definitely keep the earlier version until the VS 2019 problems are sort out by Corel! :roll:
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Re: VS2018 experiences

Postby weaver » Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:42 pm

Thanks Ken, I just wanted to know, as it was also my praxis.
Recently Corel support told me that this can cause the incorrect operation of the VS2018, so I should remove the VS X7. I cannot agree with them again, the support already caused in the recent case lot of problems ( reset the VS without a backup, practically they could not identify the problem I was reporting). I do not want the remove the. X7 as it is cca 3 times faster than the VS2018, and for some minor jobs it is an alternative and is definitively more stabil as the VS2018.
I will not deat with VS2019 at all, I will skip it like I did in the past with many versions. For me is the stability of the editor a key issue, and I do not want to experiment with different silly ideas.
I do not understand and support the method (Corel is not the only one) that we are paying for their programs and they use us as a laboratory mouse to help them to finish their product.
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