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  • Test rename alpha5.exe?

    Has anyone changed the alpha5.exe file in a runtime to any other name and tried to run it?

    I have and it runs, but has anyone tested this?

    I do not wish to send it out without thorough testing to make sure there are no glitches!

    It would possibly help ptotect the runtime and naming for the apps I send out.

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    Dave Mason
    [email protected]
    Skype is dave.mason46

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    Re: Test rename alpha5.exe?

    Dave:
    sure, it works. I renamed it 'dmsi.exe' no problems

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      Re: Test rename alpha5.exe?

      Now what does

      a5.get_exe_path()
      and
      a5.get_exe_name()

      return?

      Just curious.
      There can be only one.

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        Re: Test rename alpha5.exe?

        Now what does

        a5.get_exe_path()
        and
        a5.get_exe_name()
        return?
        Just curious.

        Stan?
        c:\a5v9demo 'correctly
        and
        dave5.exe 'correctly

        I also tested the startup with a few switches and they seem to work just fine.


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        Last edited by DaveM; 10-13-2009, 01:03 PM.
        Dave Mason
        [email protected]
        Skype is dave.mason46

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          Re: Test rename alpha5.exe?

          Originally posted by DaveM View Post
          Has anyone changed the alpha5.exe file in a runtime to any other name and tried to run it?

          I have and it runs, but has anyone tested this?

          I do not wish to send it out without thorough testing to make sure there are no glitches!

          It would possibly help ptotect the runtime and naming for the apps I send out.
          There are a couple possible issues:

          1. Updates to the runtime probably will not run correctly since the update will try to find Alpha5.exe. This means you would have to build your own update installer or do it yourself if an update becomes necessary. It may not be available in your app but, if it is, I suppose you should also make sure the user can't get to the 'update Alpha' option. That would just cause confusion.

          2. This one may not apply to the runtime - I know it applies to the full version so I'll include it in case somebody wants to do it there as well. (I do - see FWIW) In the full version there are some files named Alpha5.errors and Alpha5.exe.manifest. These two files must also be renamed. I don't see those files in the runtime so I assume it's not an issue there.

          FWIW:
          I copy the Alpha5.exe to Alpha5bus.exe (bus = business) so that my own "business" application with all my customer info and notes - which is always open - can always be found in the process list after something crashes a development app and I have to use Ctl-Alt-Del to get out of it. I got tired of accidentally closing my business app that was still running fine just because I couldn't tell which was which. (Sometimes a crashed app only shows up in the Process list and not in the Applications list.)

          Note that I said I "copy" - the icon I use to start my business app uses the Alpha5bus.exe and everything else uses the regular Alpha5.exe.

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