when I change the runtime in PB 2021 IDE to a runtime from PB 2019 R3, the IDE is not using the standard pb.ini.
PB 2021 IDE with runtime 184.108.40.2061
pb.ini: C:\Users\*****\AppData\Local\Appeon\PowerBuilder 21.0\pb.ini
If the Initialization Path ist changed, then it is using the pb.ini at that location.
On startup the IDE is reading the InitPath from reg (HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Sybase\PowerBuilder\21.0) and using the pb.ini at that location
PB 2021 IDE with runtime 220.127.116.1103
At the moment we found two different scenarios on different PC's
pb.ini: C:\Users\******\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files (x86)\Appeon\PowerBuilder 21.0
On Startup the IDE is directly using that pb.ini.
At some point it is reading the InitPath from reg at HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Sybase\PowerBuilder\19.0 and ignores the path
pb.ini: C:\Program Files (x86)\Appeon\PowerBuilder 21.0\pb.ini (Installation directory)
On Startup the IDE does not read the InitPath. It is directly using the pb.ini from the installation-directory.
In this case every change in the IDE which affects the pb.ini is saved in the pb.ini at that location.
or, if C:\Program Files (x86)\Appeon\PowerBuilder 21.0\pb.ini is not there (renamed)
pb.ini: C:\Users\******\AppData\Local\Appeon\PowerBuilder 19.0\pb.ini
On Startup the IDE is trying to access the pb.ini in the installation-directory. Which isn't there.
Then it is reading the InitPath from reg at the PB2019 location (HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Sybase\PowerBuilder\19.0) and is using the ini at that location.
The Initialization Path has no effect when the PB 2019 R3 runtime is used.
The documentation does not mention the use of more than one pb.ini for each user.
In our opinion it is good that the IDE is using at least two different pb.ini files when using different runtimes.
With that we can easily use one IDE for work in progress Version of our projekts with the new runtime and do maintenace on other Verions with the old runtime.
Since the last used workspace is stored in the pb.ini we can just restart the IDE after switching and the correct workspace with the correct targets is automatically opened.
However, the behavior doesn't seem right, so here are a few questions.
Which Scenario is the intended one?
Why is none of them mentioned in the documentation?
Should the PB2021 IDE use the pb.ini from the PB2019 IDE?
Should the InitPath also work with another runtime than the latest one?
Why are there two different behaviors on different PC's?
- Gerrit Bruns
- Monday, 24 January 2022 15:30 PM UTC
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