Is there a way never updating?

Case number:699969-2009756
Opened by:Bruno Kestemont
Opened on:Saturday, May 30, 2020 - 07:12
Last modified:Sunday, May 31, 2020 - 17:15

In options.txt, we can choose "main" , "devprev", "experimental" etc.

Is there a option for not updating by default ?


I've old Mac with limited RAM capacity but a good CPU, enough for Folfit. If I update to the latest Mac OS (or even latest Ubuntus) these systems take too much place in the memory and slow down the computer too much. But with old OS, the latest 64bit Foldit version doesn't work.

By using the old devprev, I could still play at leats puzzles with no BUNS (using old recipes on filtered puzzles).

Now with the new Devprev, it tries to update by default and I have to think to skip updating manually in order to keep the oldest versions (fortunately, I made an archive with the old Foldit version in order to recover it in case of accidental update).

Same problem for latest puzzle that I designed within the new devprev environment. Now I try skipping updates, otherwise I would loose my work (or the shares from new devprev).

If there was a way not to updating by default, this would be nice for this case: old computers still would be playable with archived old Foldit versions. It can even be interesting to re-play old puzzles with the foldit version of the time but new strategies/recipes in order to compare strategies and recipes all other thinks equal.

(Sat, 05/30/2020 - 07:12  |  1 comment)

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Thanks Bruno, I will look into this!


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