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Version 1.1, Build 5 Released-- May 2, 2017
We've released Plato version 1.1, build 5.

This build fixes a various minor bugs.

Insatallation Notes - January 27, 2015
Here are few installation notes if you'd like to understand how Plato deals with its installation files.

When Plato is installed, it creates two subdirectories:
  • An application directory This will usually be "C:\Program Files (x86)\Zorbasoft\ Plato" unless you selected something different
  • A data directory This will ALWAYS be called "plato" and will be located in the current user's document directory. This directory will be listed in the registry. The name of the directory will vary with the Windows version and the user's locality. For Windows 7 in the US, the directory will be "C:\Users\[current user name]\Documents (or My Documents)\ plato." The data directory will contain several subpaths with standard names. These paths are created when Plato is installed and you must not change their names or locations or Plato won't be able the find its files.
If for some reason you want to change the location of the data directory here's the procedure you should use:
  1. Create new data directory Create a new data directory at the location of your choosing. It does not have to be named 'plato.'
  2. Copy all existing data files to the new directory Copy everything in the current plato data directory--files as well as subdiredtories--to the new data directory you created.
  3. Change the data path Open the Plato system configuration dialog, select "paths" from the configuration tree, and select "path.base" from the path list. In the path field, enter the name of the new path you just created (or use the path selection dialog to find and choose the new path). Press the "change" button when you're done. Plato will analyze the new directory to make sure you copied everything over correctly. If everything is correct, it will change the data path name setting to the new path and register the new name in the registry.
  4. Exit Plato and restart it You don't actually HAVE to do this (Plato will begiun using the new data path immediately) but it's good idea since this constitutes a major change to the configuration. Once you're assured everthing is working porperly you can delete the files at the old location.
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