Where do I put my universal Externals and Plugins?
sarah.reichelt at gmail.com
Wed Jun 13 21:44:10 CDT 2007
On 6/14/07, Björnke von Gierke <bvg at mac.com> wrote:
> You can pry the documents folder from my cold dead hands! If rev
> installs any folder there i might need to look for another RAD tool,
It doesn't install one, but in my opinion it should. Any third-party
plugins, libraries etc should go in the "My Revolution ....." folder
in your Documents folder so they are accessible when you upgrade.
Don't you remember the constant annoyance of having to manually copy
all your plugins to a new folder whenever Rev was updated? It drove me
crazy, so I am delighted with this feature, although I wish they
hadn't used the "My" :-)
I suppose they could have used the Application Support folder, but in
this case, Documents seems a better fit to me, since it is to contain
files that we have added manually, not any files that Rev puts there
automatically. Rev does not require any of these files and does not
insist that the folder be created, so if you don't like this method,
there is nothing making you use it :-)
The plugins supplied by RunRev (& presumably supported by them) are
stored in the Plugins folder in the actual Rev application folder e.g.
2.8.1-gm-1. These are always supplied with a new install, so there is
no problem about keeping them in place or up-to-date. Your own plugins
are different and so are stored differently.
And Björnke: "Please don't go - the drones need you..." - a Toy Story
quote frequently used by my children...
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