@Zach! in #n00bquestions

If someone wanted to move from using Patchwork to Patchbay, but has not yet installed patchbay, is there anything about the installation they need to be careful of? The concern would be following all the steps without question on the patchbay readme, and accidentally creating a new diary. Is this a moot concern though?

@gb in #n00bquestions
Re: %Btm6wH5RS

@zach! can you send a link to the instructions you're reading? That'll be a big help to those of us reading your request.

@mixxx in #n00bquestions
Re: %Btm6wH5RS

@Zach! good question there are a couple of things broken since recent changes in sbot.
You need to run your own scuttlebot (this is covered in the instructions) but you currently need to run the ssb-private branch till this or another solution is merged.

You're not at risk of creating a new diary. Just don't run Patchwork at the same time (I don't think it's dangerous, but the sbots will collide)

@Zach! in #n00bquestions
Re: %Btm6wH5RS

Good point, @gb! I was referring to the readme on patchbay's github page: https://github.com/ssbc/patchbay

@Zach! in #n00bquestions
Re: %Btm6wH5RS

I am writing this now from Patchbay, having successfully installed it without losing my diary or anythang. I just followed all the instructions on github topdown. I can run Patchwork or Patchbay now, and that is really cool!

thank you y'all. I think i'll condense this down to a new FAQ of "Can I switch ssb-clients safely? How?"

@mixxx in #n00bquestions
Re: %Btm6wH5RS

that would be awesome, thanks @Zach!.

If you have any feedback, would love to hear. Make sure you check out the subtle blue menu dot in the top right to see some of the plugins installed by default. I'm working on speeding up the /gatherings page at the moment - it's a little slow to load, but easy to fix.