The annual re-release of ESV 2011? And, what is a .wct database file?
I recently noticed this "Recommended Update"
Being a good little boy, I did the update (I always compulsively do all updates, even the optional ones). But I always want to know what has changed when a version is updated, so I backed up all of the datasets in my BibleWorks 9 folders that were ESV.xxx. After running the updater, all of the "Date modified" stamps compared equal.
Being an unnaturally curious person, I looked a bit further, and found a file "BibleWorks 9\patches\_updstat.tx". This contained a bunch of the following couplets:
Applying ADD File Patch for 'databases\esv.xxx'
New Version of File 'databases\esv.xxx' already exists.
Near the bottom of the file was this line:
Files making up New System are already Up-To-Date !!!
So I'm wondering whether perhaps BW's update process has a built in feature to do a January deletion. :)
Since last time I mentioned this Mike responded with this:
I must say I found my rooting around in the patches directory to be a very educational activity.
Originally Posted by MBushell
I have now added an additional step to my update procedure: backing up the _updstat.txt file so I will have a better audit trail of what happened.
I also found a file type I hadn't noticed before: .wct. (I had 10 esv.xxx files; BWW said it would update 10)
I have 25 of these in my "databases" directory; they vary from 1KB to 7KB in size, and appear to contain binary data. They are all for versions that I have used, but do not include nearly all the versions that I have used. They include some, but not all, of the versions I have added, and some of the versions that ship with BW9 (wtt, wtm, bgt, bgm, kjv, etc.)
KDiff3 declared bgt.wct & bgm.wct to be binary equal, even though they have "Date modified" dates that are about 7.5 months apart.
wtt.wct & wtm.wct are the same size (3,884 bytes) but the contents of the files are very different from each other.
I'd be grateful if anyone can shed light on the nature and use of these .wct files.