11-29-2016 07:40 PM
Just wondering if anyone else has observed the same issue:
At the launching of GeoMedia, you can choose to create a new GeoWorkspace (GWS) from an existing GeoWorkspace template (GWT). In 2016, GeoMedia opens the GWT instead of converting it to a new GWS.
The workflow to replicate the issue is:
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11-30-2016 05:39 AM
Yuan, that's a very clear workflow, and as a reported regression we would want to resolve this with our GeoMedia Desktop 16.1 release that is coming up. However when I run your workflow with the 16.1 software being tested for release, this does not occur. I have not tried 16.0, but it seems unlikely that this would have regressed in 16.0, then repaired itself :-) with 16.1. Something deeper must be going on. If you are convinced that this can be reproduced on 16.0, my request would be that you file an SR with the Support organization and help them create a reproducible test case for us to pursue. - Hal
11-30-2016 06:12 AM
Hi Yuan, Hal,
I can confirm a strange behavior of GM 2016 when creating a new gws from template. When such a geoworkspace is modified and Save command is issued, it does not overwrite the gwt, but it creates a new gwt under c:\users\<my_name>\Appdata\Local\Temp\<my_template_name>,gwt, and save the changes to this file. The same happens if you make changes, try to close GeoMedia and answer "yes" to the save prompt. Finally, this temporary file is removed and most funny is that it appears in the list of last opened files on the GeoMedia's welcome dialog.
So this is definitively a bug, invoking "Save" command on a newly created gws should be redirected to "Save as" command. This is the way how it works in GeoMedia 2015.
11-30-2016 01:13 PM
Btw a greenhorn question: What is really the (technical) difference between a Geoworkspace template file and a Geoworkspace document file except the s and the t in the file suffix?
11-30-2016 02:32 PM
There is no difference in the file format, the extension is merely a convention for convenience. It is the usage by GeoMedia that should vary. When a GWS is opened, the familiar behavior takes place. When a GWT is opened, you can think of it as being copied first, then that copy being opened (but without yet having a name). - Hal