You need to make some “upgrade comparison” in local mode and you have only one PC.
You have already installed older Design Studio Client (eg. 1.2 SP2). Now you would like to install Design Studio 1.3 SP1 in parallel to check if your scenarios are behaving as you expect – you just want to compare how the applications are looking in new release.
First, copy the content of “C:\Program Files (x86)\SAP BusinessObjects\Design Studio” into different folder (eg. c:\DesignStudio\Release12_SP2\) and change the SapDesignStudio.ini file by adding the lines 2 and 3 between “Studio” and “-vmargs” to differentiate the workspace folder:
Studio -data C:/<some personal folder>/workspace/ds_<version> -vmargs
To be also separated in terms of the configuration, add also link to differenc tonfiguration folder at the end of the ini fiel as below:
-Dosgi.configuration.area=file:/C:/<some personal folder>/configuration/ds_<version>
Then make the upgrade to newer version as usual.
Now you have 2 releases. The new one is your release which you can start from Start Menu, the second you can start manually by executing “SapDesignStudio.exe”.
You can execute the “Solution” again on the new version and then you have completely separated versions available on your PC. It allows to have more than 2 releases / versions in parallel.
in case you have specified fixed port for the local jetty server, assure you have different ports for both releases.
This procedure is not supported in productive environment.