It certainly wasn’t so easy and fault-free as I hoped .
The order in which to move/not move; manually move/not move; ‘export’; re-install Addons was not at all clear; at least to me!
Nor was the distinction between Revealing and Setting paths to Addons from within the app.
In fact, this is what seems to happen:
- launch RW8
- (after a few false starts and misinformation) opt to Export Addons
- this creates a Bundle (which seems to be an OS Package containing a new hierarchy of all Addons)
- that is then unzipped - in a location not necessarily corresponding either to one the user has chosen, or to the previous/current location… although there is no indication of progress and took about 30 minutes
- unzipping the ‘Bundle’ creates a (new in RW 8) Addons installer; at this point you seem to have no control over the target directory for this installation - other than that it creates a ‘To install’ subdirectory of the current location
- this seems to work properly
- but you then have to trick RW8 into finding the new location once you have dragged all the Addons from the directory into which the Addons Installer placed them
- a restart of RW hangs the app.
- first attempt to update Stacks crashed RW 8.
Eventually, though, it did all seem to work.
Perhaps my situation is atypical: I wanted to move all my Addons away from DropBox (since I no longer need to use two computers) and into ~/Library/RapidWeaver.
I appreciate that for RealMac to allow for every possible combination of circumstances must be impossible.
In its stead - and I apologize if I have missed it - a page on the support site (other than here, which really isn’t comprehensive) detailing best practice and what to expect from each of these operations, in which order they should be performed, and why, would be extremely useful.
Nothing actually went wrong during this update (except the hangs, which I suspect were caused by the app’s failure to find Addons - for one or more of the reasons referred to above in the convoluted and rather obscure Add-on-upgrade routines) ; and RW 8, I agree, looks great.
Thanks, team. I hope these comments are helpful