How to upgrade to Medusa4 Personal 5.2.1?

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Tim
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How to upgrade to Medusa4 Personal 5.2.1?

Post by Tim » Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:42 pm

Hi,

I have M4P 5.1.2 installed in my system. I would like to upgrade it to the new release. I have the following questions;

1. Do I have to uninstall the old version?
2. Do I need to request for a new license?

I look forward to some answers.

Best regards,
Tim
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MikeCauser
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Re: How to upgrade to Medusa4 Personal 5.2.1?

Post by MikeCauser » Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:40 pm

1. Do I have to uninstall the old version?
No.
2. Do I need to request for a new license?
Yes, I think so, because 5.1.2 will not work with a 5.2.1 licence on my system (Mint 14 64bit), so something must have changed in the licence file. 5.2.1 is fine with a licence file generated today.


Mike

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Re: How to upgrade to Medusa4 Personal 5.2.1?

Post by Tim » Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:25 am

Thanks Mike but does that mean we would have two installs in our system if we don't remove the old version? I note that the new version installs in its own MEDUSA4_PERSONAL_V5_2_1 folder.
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Re: How to upgrade to Medusa4 Personal 5.2.1?

Post by MikeCauser » Fri Apr 11, 2014 10:14 am

You can delete the old version once you're happy with the new one -- and have transferred any customisations, eg standard sheets. In the personal version there's not much scope for customisation though, so I don't suppose many people try.


I see that M4 5.2.1 uses 651Mb of disc space now, when Medusa was first ported to the Sun/Unix platform the machine had just one 42Mb disc, and the operating system had to fit on there too. It took some days of work to discover exactly what could be missed out from the normal OS install, how much swap space was necessary, and then to write the installation manual for the "MedusaStation". I think there was just 2Mb left for the user's drawings once the full set of Medusa modules was installed!


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