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Green Icon with "+" next to it?

#1

Post by Billyray520 » Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:39 am

Yesterday the "+" showed up next to the green EPG tv icon. It's still there today. Am I supposed to do something about that?

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Post by glorp » Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:39 pm

Indicator EPG123 has a new version available

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Post by adam1991 » Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:06 pm

Beware. Upgrades don't always go as planned, for any number of reasons.

If what you has works, then it works. Upgrade carefully.

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Post by Billyray520 » Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:00 pm

THANKS! I'm going to leave it be for now. I only just installed it a few days ago, and everything works great.

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Post by StinkyImp » Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:07 pm

I used to update religiously when a new version came out. Currently I'm running v1.2.7.0 and it looks like I updated to that version in December 2018.

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EPG123 Log Parser (and Report Generator) - v 1.7.3 (64 bit)
Report Created on 07/03/2019 at 08:56:12
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     1 [12/10/2018 12:15:07 AM]  Beginning epg123 update execution. version 1.2.6.0
     2 [12/11/2018 12:15:07 AM]  Beginning epg123 update execution. version 1.2.7.0
I started seeing the + sign a few weeks later and have had a + sign ever since.

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EPG123 Log Parser (and Report Generator) - v 1.7.3 (64 bit)
Report Created on 07/03/2019 at 08:58:53
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     1 [12/10/2018 12:15:09 AM] [ INFO] epg123 is not up to date. Latest version is 1.2.7 and can be downloaded from http://epg123.garyan2.net.
     2 [12/27/2018 12:15:09 AM] [ INFO] epg123 is not up to date. Latest version is 1.2.8 and can be downloaded from http://epg123.garyan2.net
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Post by garyan2 » Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:52 am

adam1991 wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:06 pm
Beware. Upgrades don't always go as planned, for any number of reasons.

If what you has works, then it works. Upgrade carefully.
Wow, such a vote of confidence. :P To be fair, I have had a couple releases that didn't go as planned but they were corrected very quickly.
Billyray520 wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:00 pm
THANKS! I'm going to leave it be for now. I only just installed it a few days ago, and everything works great.
You can take a look at the release notes on the website to decide whether you want to upgrade or not. The upgrade itself is pretty simple, just run the setup program and it will replace the binaries. That is it.

Users typically only update when there is a problem and this latest release was really to ignore some warnings that would give a yellow icon. You're not one of them, so don't bother unless you want notified when the next release happens with another icon with the plus sign.
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Post by adam1991 » Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:55 am

garyan2 wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:52 am
adam1991 wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:06 pm
Beware. Upgrades don't always go as planned, for any number of reasons.

If what you has works, then it works. Upgrade carefully.
Wow, such a vote of confidence. :P To be fair, I have had a couple releases that didn't go as planned but they were corrected very quickly.
I think I was caught up in one of those. Anyway, it happened to me--I took a perfectly working setup and upgraded it right into the ground. I went right back with the older version, and all was well again.

There's a reason I keep old installers around. At the point where I chose to do the upgrade, you had already removed the installer for the version I had and knew worked.

My message remains: upgrade carefully. Just because there's a plus sign there, doesn't mean you're obligated to do anything. If what you have works, there's zero reason to change it.

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Post by Billyray520 » Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:52 pm

garyan2 wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:52 am
adam1991 wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:06 pm
Beware. Upgrades don't always go as planned, for any number of reasons.

If what you has works, then it works. Upgrade carefully.
Wow, such a vote of confidence. :P To be fair, I have had a couple releases that didn't go as planned but they were corrected very quickly.
Billyray520 wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:00 pm
THANKS! I'm going to leave it be for now. I only just installed it a few days ago, and everything works great.
You can take a look at the release notes on the website to decide whether you want to upgrade or not. The upgrade itself is pretty simple, just run the setup program and it will replace the binaries. That is it.

Users typically only update when there is a problem and this latest release was really to ignore some warnings that would give a yellow icon. You're not one of them, so don't bother unless you want notified when the next release happens with another icon with the plus sign.
The ease of updating DOES make it tempting. I DID look at the upgrade notes, and as you surmised, I am not affected. However, if I could offer a suggestion; I would update if the "+" sign only lasted for a few days and then disappeared. That way if I didn't want the update, it would eventually disappear anyway, and when another update came out, the "+" sign would appear again. This would prompt me to check the update notes to see if it was something I should do. BTW, thank you for all of your hard work! Even the spousal unit thinks this program has improved the entire WMC experience.

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Post by garyan2 » Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:41 pm

Billyray520 wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:52 pm
The ease of updating DOES make it tempting. I DID look at the upgrade notes, and as you surmised, I am not affected. However, if I could offer a suggestion; I would update if the "+" sign only lasted for a few days and then disappeared. That way if I didn't want the update, it would eventually disappear anyway, and when another update came out, the "+" sign would appear again. This would prompt me to check the update notes to see if it was something I should do. BTW, thank you for all of your hard work! Even the spousal unit thinks this program has improved the entire WMC experience.
Because of the Server/Client nature of the program, I don't think I could do this and make it work for everybody. What I do have that is already in place is if you go to the 'About Guide Listings' in WMC, it will tell you what version the MXF file was created with and what version is available if it is not the latest.
about_guide_update.PNG
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Post by Billyray520 » Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:13 pm

ok! will do.

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Post by Billyray520 » Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:54 pm

adam1991 wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:55 am
garyan2 wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:52 am
adam1991 wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:06 pm
Beware. Upgrades don't always go as planned, for any number of reasons.

If what you has works, then it works. Upgrade carefully.
Wow, such a vote of confidence. :P To be fair, I have had a couple releases that didn't go as planned but they were corrected very quickly.
I think I was caught up in one of those. Anyway, it happened to me--I took a perfectly working setup and upgraded it right into the ground. I went right back with the older version, and all was well again.

There's a reason I keep old installers around. At the point where I chose to do the upgrade, you had already removed the installer for the version I had and knew worked.

My message remains: upgrade carefully. Just because there's a plus sign there, doesn't mean you're obligated to do anything. If what you have works, there's zero reason to change it.
I did the upgrade on Saturday (yesterday.) I thought, I should probably do this, just so I don't fall so far behind in my updates, that it really WILL be hard to upgrade if it DOES become necessary. According to the PDF manual, and even mentioned several times by garyan2, all that needs to be done is to run the setup program, nothing else. So that's what I did. Afterwards, nothing looked different or seemed updated. But for my own piece of mind, I checked the log, and it did mention the new version. So I waited until it did its daily update, to see if the "+" would leave the icon (which would be today,) and yes, the icon no longer has the "+". So I won't have any fear of doing an update again whenever they come out. :D

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Post by adam1991 » Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:04 pm

You don't have to worry about it being hard to upgrade later on if you skip versions.

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