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Post by d0ublezer0 » Fri Sep 16, 2016 5:52 pm

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Why that?
How can I understand - I have a stripped-down version, or complete?

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Re: Versions Compare

Post by deseven » Fri Sep 16, 2016 6:31 pm

As far as i know, there are many limitations in MAS version because of Apple's application policy and sandboxing. It's better to use standalone version anyway.

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Re: Versions Compare

Post by mike » Sat Sep 17, 2016 1:44 am

My favorite theme :)
Map App Store is very crippled in terms of applications functionality, you simply can't ship a non-stripped version there (Apple themselves can, of course :evil:).
For instance:
- why there's no admin mode in MAS? You can't use privileged helpers and/or privilege escalation in MAS apps.
- why there's no built-in terminal in MAS? You can't use even POSIX' kill() function in MAS apps.
- why there's no F1..F19 without Fn key in MAS? You can't use accessibility API in MAS apps.
And, as a cherry on the pie, MAS versions of NC have a performance penalty because of sandboxing - every filesystem access goes thru access grants checking, which can't be for free.

How to check?
Menu->Nimble Commander->Check for Updates... appears only in Non-MAS (standalone) version.

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Re: Versions Compare

Post by d0ublezer0 » Sat Sep 17, 2016 6:43 am

Sadly, i have a MAS version
Nimble Commander PRO
and dont see "check for updates" in menu

i download latest version from http://magnumbytes.com/download/
and now: how to transfer my settings from PRO MAS version to newly installed?

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Re: Versions Compare

Post by mike » Sat Sep 17, 2016 6:45 am

Just copy config (and current state) files from
~/Library/Containers/info.filesmanager.Files-Pro/Data/Library/Application Support/Nimble Commander Pro
to
~/Library/Application Support/Nimble Commander

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Re: Versions Compare

Post by d0ublezer0 » Sat Sep 17, 2016 7:01 am

Thanks!

And if I understand correctly - as a recommendation for other applications - if I have the opportunity to install the version from the developer's website - it's best to download it, instead of MAS version?

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Re: Versions Compare

Post by mike » Sat Sep 17, 2016 7:16 am

Well, it's difficult to derive some general rule here.
IMHO there are some categories, which fits MacAppStore greatly - video games for example.

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Re: Versions Compare

Post by d0ublezer0 » Wed Sep 28, 2016 7:02 pm

Well I got this after install latest version from site:
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how do I solve this?

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Re: Versions Compare

Post by mike » Thu Sep 29, 2016 2:27 am

There're two ways to activate a standalone version from website:
- buy NC Pro in MAS and keep it installed - standalone version checks it upon startup
- or buy a license from external registrar (FastSpring) and give it NC

In this case I assume you have a Pro version bought in MAS, so I can give you an external license - just drop me a PM with details regarding registration.

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