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Lars Egerrup / LKE Design

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Forest (and RailClone) installation procedure - WHY???!!!
« on: October 27, 2016, 11:57:38 AM »
Being a customer for quite some years, downloading the cool updates of both Forest and RailClone I still meet the wall of hassle when I need to update - and the same question always come to my mind -WHY???!!

Why is the installation made so you have to save all the library stuff on the same drive as the plug-in??? I know it can be moved afterwards, but it still gives some irritating waste of time that I each and every time must do this procedure.
Yes, I can go into advanced settings and set a custom path for installation of the plug-in  - but not for the library stuff, that takes up most of the space in the installation. Most users use SSD drives as their main-drives - for programs  - but since they still are limited in size (for a civil price) we all try to save the space for the "important things" - the programs and plug-ins. Library stuff is just a waste of space on these drives. Even if you are not running in a workstation / Node setup - most people have  dedicated program drives and data/library drives.

Having to move the stuff to the file (data)  server for every installation / update - resetting ini files and Windows Registry every time I update, is really a waste of time.
The installation should ask separately for a path for the library stuff - or maybe the library stuff should be a total separate installation??
If we are talking updates - the installation should really be able to read the users current path setup - ask for a confirmation if this is how you want it for the update - and that's it.

If I have misunderstood something, I am sorry  - and would like to hear how I can make this work, - because I haven't found anything about this in the documentation - and believe me, I check it everytime I install an update.
If not, you should really take this into consideration for future updates!!!

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Lars Egerrup
LKE Design

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Michal Karmazín

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Re: Forest (and RailClone) installation procedure - WHY???!!!
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2016, 01:43:09 PM »
Hi Lars,

We totally agree. It's something we're looking at for future versions as the installer size with all library content is growing and it'll be better to handle it individually for several reasons. I can confirm, that's one of our priories.

Currently, a new way how libraries will be handled within our plug-ins is under development and there are many things we want to improve and change.

Best regards,

Lars Egerrup / LKE Design

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Re: Forest (and RailClone) installation procedure - WHY???!!!
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2016, 03:04:38 PM »
Thanks - I'm glad to hear :)
Lars Egerrup
LKE Design

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