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Trusted Contributor
Magnetic_dud
Posts: 121
Registered: ‎03-06-2012
My Device: Z10

Best practice to update SDKs?

Well, I have 4 versions of WebWorks SDKs on my system, and I am unsure what is the best practice to update to the latest version.

 

Always uninstall first?

Or keep?

Or overwrite?

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georgemck
Posts: 34
Registered: ‎12-28-2010
My Device: Red Z10, DevAlpha C, Bold 9900, PlayBook

Re: Best practice to update SDKs?

Definitely, the fast-paced development of BB10 is producing a lot of SDKs for us to work with.

 

To clean things up on Windows, select the Start Menu button and go to Control Panel and select Programs and Features.

 

This will display all of your installed software.

 

Go to the BlackBerry section. You will see the SDK and the date of its installation.

 

You can run the uninstall/change command by right-clicking on the item you want to alter.

 

If after running this process, you see some files still in the folder, you can delete them manually.

 

George

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georgemck
Posts: 34
Registered: ‎12-28-2010
My Device: Red Z10, DevAlpha C, Bold 9900, PlayBook

Re: Best practice to update SDKs?

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I usually uninstall them after I get the new one working.

 

They install next to each, so there is no need to overwrite.

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The_Anomaly
Posts: 322
Registered: ‎08-06-2012
My Device: Dev Alpha / Playbook / Curve 9300

Re: Best practice to update SDKs?

Its difficult to say.  I for one like to uninstall and keep the latest.  Keeping my pc clean.

 

Unfortunately RIM has let me down recently with Ripple.  The latest version being terrible and buggy.  Yes they are beta, but then there is no non-beta download.  I updated to the latest version and broke my development.  So it's probably good to keep at least one older version installed OR uninstall it but keep the install files in case.

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Magnetic_dud
Posts: 121
Registered: ‎03-06-2012
My Device: Z10

Re: Best practice to update SDKs?

Ah, about ripple:
It was a Chrome extension, became a standalone app, then a chrome extension + standalone server app, and now is a chrome extension with a self-contained server app.
I have 0.97 and it should autoupdate, but it doesn't seem to do that.
Uninstall and reinstall 0.99?
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chadtatro
Posts: 620
Registered: ‎10-01-2009
My Device: Z10

Re: Best practice to update SDKs?

There was actually a new update for Ripple put out to fix a few bugs that snuck through .99.  It's on version 0.9.10 now.  

 

https://developer.blackberry.com/html5/download/

Chad Tetreault | App Development Consultant | BlackBerry Developer Relations | developer.blackberry.com | @chadtatro
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