App upgrade notes

This section only highlights a few important notes for application upgrade. For more information, refer to Upgrading PowerBuilder Applications.

For upgrading from Beta to GA

If you want to upgrade from Beta1 or Beta2 to GA, make sure to upgrade both IDE and runtime and use the runtime installed from GA, as GA has moved the third-party DLL files in "ThirdPartyLegal\MSRedist\" from IDE to Runtime, if you want to continue using the runtime installed from beta, you will need to manually copy the DLL files from ThirdPartyLegal\MSRedist\x86 or ThirdPartyLegal\MSRedist\x64 to the runtime folder %systemdrive%\Program Files (x86)\Appeon\Common\PowerBuilder\Runtime [version] or %systemdrive%\Program Files (x86)\Appeon\Common\PowerBuilder\Runtime [version]\x64, otherwise the IDE installed from GA will not work with the runtime installed from beta.

If you want to upgrade from Beta1 or Beta2 to GA, please 1) uninstall PowerClient App Publisher from the server, and uninstall the launcher and service from the client, including PowerClient Launcher (or Cloud App Launcher), PowerClient Service, and PowerClient App Shell, as GA has re-named these programs; 2) undeploy/uninstall the app from the server and the client; 3) configure and deploy a new PowerClient project in GA, as GA has changed the project settings. The app deployed with beta will no longer work with the GA version.

For upgrading PowerBuilder projects

For upgrading PowerBuilder projects from 2019/2019 R2 to 2019 R3, refer to https://docs.appeon.com/pb2019r3/upgrading_pb_apps/ch04.html.