Thank you, Nicholas, for your good work and honesty…
RefreshFM External Storage and a mea culpa
Submitted by Nicholas Orr on 20 October 2013 – 1:17pm
I’ve been working on an update to RefreshFM for a while now and one my my todo items has been to sort out a way to include external storage in the import process. Imagine my surprise a few weeks ago, when my testing showed that not only did my idea for an import method work, but that you didn’t end up with duplicate files.
When you have an good idea, you are always hopeful it will work, but I genuinely thought it would duplicate the external files. I wasn’t looking for any other results, so when it didn’t duplicate the files, I was very much surprised.
So I duly sent out some updates via the newsletter, in time for people to sign up for the FM Product Conference. In the mean time I kept working on the rough edges on the new changes to RefreshFM for 3.0.
And finally with a new beta ready to release to the public, I went back over my External Storage setup, and to my horror, it was now duplicating files. After much fiddling, testing, adjusting, tweaking and frustration, I can only conclude that the initial result I saw of non-duplicated files was a mirage. A tantalising, exciting mirage, but a mirage nonetheless.
So, to everyone who’s hopes I mistakenly raised about imports without duplication, my sincere apologies.