Running Blender 2.56 alongside Blender 2.49 on OS X?

On OS X 10.6.6 Snow Leopard, if Blender 2.49 is already installed, is it safe to install Blender 2.56(beta)? I.e. can the two be installed simultaneously? Or will 2.56 overwrite 2.49 or produce other problematic interactions with it?

It would be cool if the Wiki gave a bit more info!

Thanks in advance for advice :slight_smile:

You can run both side by side without any problems. They will also save their own independent user preferences.
Some features are not compatible when opening blends made in one version in the other though, such as animations.


Thanks, Richard!