Compress solution in Ranorex 5.4

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Compress solution in Ranorex 5.4

Post by Saraa71a » Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:51 pm

Support team,

I could not find any similar topics so I am asking it here,
what is the best way to transfer a huge solution created in Ranorex 5.4 to another machine?
Tool/ Zip option is not available in Ranorex 5.4, is there any equivalent?
how about Zipping solution/project by external tools like 7zip? does it harm the project?

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Re: Compress solution in Ranorex 5.4

Post by krstcs » Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:36 pm

First, Ranorex 5.4 is very, very old and is no longer supported. Newer versions have the ability to zip the solution built-in (as well as numerous other improvements).

Second, the best way to transfer code from one system to another is almost always going to be through your Version Control System (VCS). Make sure to push all local changes up to your server and then you can pull them down to the new system.

If you are not using a VCS, please stop everything and get one setup immediately (Git, Mercurial, Subversion, TFS, etc.). You are developing software and need to make sure that this project is not compromised by lost code or bad edits, which can cause many lost hours of work (and therefore money).

If you are using a VCS and just want to copy the files over for a simple situation, then any zip application will work, including Windows' built-in compression system.
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Re: Compress solution in Ranorex 5.4

Post by miller9163286 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:27 am

7zip is a good compressor tool but I think it depends on the specific files you are compressing. For example, some file types will compress smaller than others...