WBDev: if you already have "BlackBox"

If you already have "BlackBox" installed on your system (because you are upgrading from a previous version of WBDev, or because you are a WBDiff programmer, for instance) then the WBDev installation patch may, if you prefer, be decoded from within BlackBox instead of from within WinBUGS. This will avoid you having to copy the contents of Program Files/WinBUGS14/ to the Program Files/BlackBox/ directory. Note that the documentation will then be in the Program Files/BlackBox/WBDev/Docu/ directory.

If you have written your own new functions and/or distributions using WBDev and wish to upgrade to a more up-to-date version of the interface, then please note the following. The WBDev interface is designed to be backwards-compatible. Hence, any components written using previous versions of the interface should always work within the latest version. The only problem that might arise when installing a newer version on your system is that each new installation will contain fresh copies of the files WBDev/Rsrc/Distributions.odc and WBDev/Rsrc/Functions.odc; if you have edited either (or both) of these in order to link new components into the core software then your edits will be lost unless you save them elsewhere beforehand. For this reason, the system will attempt to read the details of new components from another file, namely WBDev/Rsrc/Grammar.odc, if it exists. Hence, the details of any new components can be moved to the Grammar.odc file before each new installation and those components will remain linked into the system. Note that you will need to create the "Grammar.odc" file yourself. One easy way to do this is to copy and rename either the Distributions.odc file or the Functions.odc file. The Grammar.odc file should only refer to new components, however, so don't forget to delete the entries for the template modules that come with the software. (If you are upgrading from the very first version of WBDev, in which support for implementing new functions only was provided, then there is no need to worry about any of this as the details of any new components should have been incorporated into Grammar.odc in the first place.)

        Last Updated   September 2004

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