How to update or upgrade and what is the difference
The program version is always visible at the very top of the main window of the program. It consists of 4 numbers separated by dots, e.g. 22.214.171.1247, following the pattern below:
which mean the following:
- [major] - the first figure is the major version number; it rarely changes – only when significant features are introduced to the software.
- [minor] - the second digit changes every time when we release a new version with planned improvements (see version history).
- [maintenance] - the digit in the third position will change only when there is a software release that was not originally planned. This usually happens when an important bugfix must be added and cannot wait for the next minor version change.
- [build] - the last number changes automatically every time programmers compile a new build during the development cycle, so it might be quite big (e.g. 337) and is usually meaningless for the end user.
An upgrade is when you install a newer version of the software, replacing the previous version you have had installed so far, and the newer version installer has a higher first figure of the version number. For example, you currently have version 126.96.36.1997 installed, and you replace it with version 188.8.131.52.
Upgrades are typically not free but in most cases purchasing an upgrade is much cheaper than buying a new license key. Before upgrading, consult with CodeTwo Support to confirm your upgrade eligibility or purchase options.
How to upgrade
Detailed instructions on how to upgrade the program from version 1.x or 2.x to 3.x. are available here.
An update is when you install a newer version of the software, replacing the previous version you have had installed so far, and the newer version installer has a higher second, third or fourth figure of the version number. For example, you currently have version 184.108.40.206 installed, and you replace it with version 220.127.116.117 (or update 18.104.22.1683 to 22.214.171.124, or update 126.96.36.1992 to 188.8.131.520).
All updates within the same major version are free for licensed users.
How to update
Simply download the newest installer from the website and install it on top of the existing installation. Your old settings will be retained.