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0001275GeoSetterUser Interfacepublic2017-05-16 22:50
Reporterpbb Assigned ToFriedemann  
Status assignedResolutionopen 
PlatformPCOSWindowsOS Version8.1
Product Version3.4.51 beta 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0001275: Beta and stable overwrite ExifTool versions
DescriptionI am trying to use the latest stable (3.4.16) and beta (3.4.51) versions side by side. This works fine most of the time, except they seem to have an argument about the version of ExifTool.

I have upgraded ExifTool to the lastest version (10.02) using GeoSetter stable. But then when I quit stable and start GeoSetter beta, it reports the ExifTool version is 9.65. If I then quit beta, and start stable, it reports the ExifTool version is 8.47!
Steps To ReproduceStart GeoSetter 3.4.16, and make sure ExifTool is upgraded to the latest version.

Quit GeoSetter.

Open a command prompt in %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\GeoSetter\Tools\.

Type "exiftool -ver" on the commandline. The reply is "10.02".

Start GeoSetter 3.4.51, and don't do anything at all in GeoSetter.

Switch to the commandline, and type "exiftool -ver". The reply is now "9.65". (!)

Quit GeoSetter 3.4.51, and start GeoSetter 3.4.16. Again, don't do anything in GeoSetter.

Switch back to the commandline, and type "exiftool -ver". The reply is now "8.47". (!!!)
Additional InformationIt doesn't matter if you perform upgrades to the newest ExifTool in between. The beta and stable versions of GeoSetter just don't except eachothers ExifTool, and replace it with an older version on startup.
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2015-09-26 09:25

reporter   ~0002228

I suspect this may be related to my recent observation that Windows 10 (and perhaps 8.1?) appears to have stricter rules regarding programs writing to the Progam Files directories. I noted that exiftool seemed to get upgraded to 10.02 each time I started the progam. When I also observed that my selection of a sort order seemed to be forgotten between invocations I added two and two and tried elevating the program to administrator status - which fixed the problem.

It is however a bit annoying to be asked every time the program is started whether one wants it to make changes to the computer.

Perhaps the program should notify the user when it fails to make changes such as updating exiftool or writing changes to the .ini file (or wherever the sort order ios stored).


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Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2015-09-19 08:32 pbb New Issue
2015-09-26 09:25 leifurh Note Added: 0002228
2016-04-14 11:10 user1306 Note Added: 0002281
2017-05-16 22:50 Friedemann Status new => assigned
2017-05-16 22:50 Friedemann Assigned To => Friedemann