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WWB64 and extensions.

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:00 am
by WWBman
Pablo, can you please clarify/confirm a few things about WWB 64-bit.
I'm a bit confused regarding the state of extensions.

1. All third party extensions should work with wwb64?
2. Have all other extensions now been converted for wwb64?
3. For existing projects how will a user know if there is a 64-bit version of an extension?
4. I used the phpblog extension and there is a phpblog.wbx64 extension in the system folder.
I also used the Cookie Policy extension but there is no .wbx64 version in the system folder.
Is this because some extensions did not need to be converted?
5. So, except for any possible bugs, the 64-bit version should be OK to use as normal for testing, just like the 32-bit version?
Thanks.

Re: WWB64 and extensions.

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:06 am
by Pablo
1. All third party extensions should work with wwb64?
Correct
2. Have all other extensions now been converted for wwb64?
Yes, with a few exceptions. Mainly because these extensions are no longer useful anyway.
3. For existing projects how will a user know if there is a 64-bit version of an extension?
http://extensions.wysiwygwebbuilder.com/ indicates whether there is a 64 bit version.
4. Is this because some extensions did not need to be converted?
Correct
5. So, except for any possible bugs, the 64-bit version should be OK to use as normal for testing, just like the 32-bit version?
Correct

Re: WWB64 and extensions.

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:37 am
by WWBman
Excellent, thanks Pablo.

Re: WWB64 and extensions.

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:47 am
by WWBman
Just one more thing!
If an existing 32-bit project uses an extension (which has been updated to 64-bit), what will happen when the project is loaded in WWB64 if that extension has not been reinstalled for the 64-bit version via the extension manager?

Re: WWB64 and extensions.

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:50 am
by Pablo
You should get an error message when loading the project if an extension is not installed.

Re: WWB64 and extensions.

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:16 am
by WWBman
Sorry to be a pain but I don't quite understand something.
If an existing project, that uses an extension, is loaded using WWB64, how does WWB know whether there is a 64-bit version of the extension, if the extension has not been reinstalled under WWB64?

Re: WWB64 and extensions.

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:56 am
by Pablo
The 64 bits version does not support 32bit extensions, so any extension is assumed to be 64bit, if not then the project will fail to load.

Re: WWB64 and extensions.

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:57 pm
by WWBman
I'm really confused now!
I'm doing some more WWB64 testing and I've immediately hit a problem with extensions.
E.g. Dataviewer, HTML TextBox, jQuery FAQ, Justified Gallery amongst others are not available in the Extension Manager.
I must be missing something!

Re: WWB64 and extensions.

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:23 pm
by Pablo
This is most likely because there is a conflict with the 32bit version using the same system folder.
I will investigate if it's better to use separates folders to prevent confusion.

Re: WWB64 and extensions.

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:49 pm
by WWBman
OK, thanks Pablo.

Re: WWB64 and extensions.

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:59 pm
by WWBman
FWIW:
In the extensions folder now there is a phpblog.uwbx and a phpblog.wbx64.
The 32-bit and 64-bit versions each show the correct one in the Extension Manager.