ZenCoding-Python disappeared after installing N++v7.6



  • I updated Notepad++, and now ZenCoding-Python has vanished from the plugin menu, nor is it available from the PlugIn manager. The dll is still in the plugins folder. What gives? - Bill-In-KC



  • Wow, nothing?

    Fixed the issue by downgrading to 5.9.8. I’d really like to have the latest version but not if I’m going to lose the most powerful tool in box.



  • @William-Morris said:

    Wow, nothing?

    Try looking at some recent conversation topics here…



  • @William-Morris said:

    Fixed the issue by downgrading to 5.9.8

    That is quite a downgrade…a 3+ year downgrade…



  • @Scott-Sumner said:

    @William-Morris said:

    Fixed the issue by downgrading to 5.9.8

    That is quite a downgrade…a 3+ year downgrade…

    Yeah, grabbed from the wrong menu. I found the one I wanted and installed it, 7.5. There I will stand, there I will stay.

    Seems to me this whole issue is a solution in search of a problem. Notepad++ worked, the “fix” broke it - AND deleted the plugins I’d downloaded (nor are they in any %appdata% folder anywhere). I’ve blown about three hours mucking about with it, trying to get my work environment back the way I had it. If this were a hobby, that’d be okay. This is my job, however. Not okay. Seriously, I’m one unhappy programmer. If Eclipse weren’t such a hog I’d have already moved.

    Thanks for pointing me to the other conversations. I was skimming while frustrated and didn’t connect the subject lines to my specific issue.



  • @William-Morris

    … deleted the plugins I’d downloaded (nor are they in any %appdata% folder anywhere)

    In Notepad++ versions prior to v7.6 plugins haven’t been stored in any %AppData% directory. The plugin location was <Notepad++-installation-directory>\plugins and they should still be there.

    How to get them in a working state again I have posted here, start reading at the paragraph “To get back your old plugins…”



  • @William-Morris said:

    …7.5. There I will stand, there I will stay.

    Good call.

    I’ve blown about three hours…trying to get my work environment back the way I had it. If this were a hobby, that’d be okay. This is my job, however. Not okay. Seriously, I’m one unhappy programmer.

    It is a problem when the end user uses a product in a “this is my job” manner when the product’s developer(s) treat it like a “hobby”. However, one must assume that “free software” is developed as someone’s hobby. So I’m not sure how justifiable your “unhappiness” is in a larger sense…[surely you have the right to be unhappy in a very local sense… :-) ].

    It is my understanding that a lot of I.T. departments sanction use of Notepad++ in a corporate environment. I wonder how many threw their hands up in the air and removed Notepad++ from their lists when this new plugin-admin thing caused their users to lose plugins and those naive users wasted a bunch of I.T.'s time bugging THEM about what the problem was. Again, hobby software in a corporate environment–not a great mix.


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