Help? Two RW versions - one Mac

(Slavi Chavoc) #1

Hello to anyone out there who might be able/willing to answer a couple of questions/help,

I’ve been a RW user since RW4 but have never had two versions on the same computer. I have installed currently, RW 6.3.8 on my MBP - I only have a few additional plug-ins installed (Stacks3, Waterfall, Pluskit and EasyTube Gallery) and one additional theme (Foundation). I have purchased the upgrade for RW7 (DL but not installed ATM). My questions are (One I now know the answer to):

  1. Can I have both RW6 and RW7 installed on the same Mac? YES
  2. If (when) I install RW7 is it okay to re-install the plug-ins separately - I.e. reinstall Stacks3 into RW7 (right-click and open with RW7?). The same for Foundation.
  3. Can I use RW6 projects in RW7? NO - different file format.

The reason I want to do it this way is so that I can keep the current projects alive in RW6 (while trying to recreate them in RW7) - I did this with RW5 on my elderly MBP while recreating in RW6.

Any help/advice will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance and Cheers,


(Jannis from inStacks Software) #2

See following post:

(e.g.,) #3

I have one question that regard…
Rudimentary new site (in my case, 8 days old) - done in version 6… Great.

Except porting that to version 7 to continue is still the issue, isn’t it?
Syncing the exported folder into version 7 would have been a little more useful information.

(Jason Bostick) #4

You can use RW 6 projects in RW7, but you can’t go the other way.

(e.g.,) #5

I haven’t tried this yet: but the one video indicates you could publish to a folder & ftp to your server.
Can’t you then reacquire the folder using version 7, or does this formatting get in the way?

(Jason Bostick) #6

I’m not totally sure using that method how things would work. I was more thinking that you can open a RW6 project file from your computer in RW7, but you can’t open a RW7 project file in RW6.