Migrating to Zim 8.50

The steps required to migrate your applications to Zim 8.50 will depend on three factors:

  • Your current Zim platform: Zim 5.x - 7.x or Zim 4.x
  • The graphical enviroment of your current Zim applications: GUI or TUI
  • The platform on which Zim is currently running: Window or Linux

The most common migration paths and their required steps are summarized in the table below:

  Destination Application
Original Application Zim 8.50 GUI on Windows Zim 8.50 GUI on Linux
Zim 7.1x GUI on Windows ▶Install Zim 8.50 Full for Windows
Main Migration Procedure
▶Install Zim 8.50 for Linux
▶Install Zim 8.50 Client-Dev for Windows
Main Migration Procedure
▶Convert text files from DOS to Unix
Zim 7.1x TUI on Windows ▶Install Zim 8.50 Full for Windows
Main Migration Procedure
▶Convert forms from TUI to GUI
▶Convert text files from Unix to DOS
▶Install Zim 8.50 for Linux
▶Install Zim 8.50 Client-Dev for Windows
Main Migration Procedure
▶Convert forms from TUI to GUI
Zim 7.1x TUI on Linux

▶Install Zim 8.50 Full for Windows
Main Migration Procedure
▶Convert forms from TUI to GUI

▶Install Zim 8.50 for Linux
▶Install Zim 8.50 Client-Dev for Windows
Main Migration Procedure
▶Convert forms from TUI to GUI
▶Convert text files from DOS to Unix

The most straight forward case is migrating a application a Zim 7.1x GUI on Windows to a Zim8.50 GUI application on Windows. Follow these steps. to perform this migration.