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carlnielsen
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Two concurrent versions

Post by carlnielsen » Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:48 am

Hi

One great thing about Slimjet is that you can download and install old versions. Our wonderful revenue service still relies of Adobe Flash for all forms, so I need to run Slimjet 14 specifically for that webiste. But of course, Slimjet is also my main browser. Is it possible to run both versions concurrently. I am running in Linux Mint.

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Re: Two concurrent versions

Post by oftentired » Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:26 am

I've never tried it, but you should be able to. You would need to have one of the installations as stand-alone in order to have both "installed" at the same time. I suggest ver 14 as stand-alone since you will not be upgrading that one. And auto update from a full install of the current version shouldn't affect the stand-alone from ver 14.

Be sure and turn auto-update off on your ver 14.
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Re: Two concurrent versions

Post by carlnielsen » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:01 am

Great. Thanks. Will try that.

How to install as stand-alone? I assume I just install from the Zip download? Will try that anyway.

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Re: Two concurrent versions

Post by carlnielsen » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:54 am

I tried extracting the zip to opt/slimjet14 and running flashpeak-slimjet from there, but it got confused and just opened a new window in my existing (and running) ver23 of the software. I had a quick look in the flashpeak-slimjet script: it is way beyond me, but I did see a reference to /opt/slimjet (which is my "live" version of the software). So that might be why? Maybe I can move my main slimjet to /opt/slimjet-live or something like that, but I am worried that will break other things.

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Re: Two concurrent versions

Post by oftentired » Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:22 am

Someone running Linux needs to step in here. I'm not so good with Linux technical issues.
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Re: Two concurrent versions

Post by sleeper10 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:30 pm

Perhaps you should ask this question on the Linux Mint forum:
https://forums.linuxmint.com/

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