The recent 6.0.1 / CC 2015.0.1 patch, released on April 30th is now available for manual download. One of the issues addressed by the patch is a crash on launch. Users not affected by this crash, or users on Adobe Creative Cloud, had no problem accessing the patch through the in-app or Creative Cloud update systems.
Users on the perpetual Lightroom 6 license, and who were experiencing the crash on startup, could not get access to the patch. Now you can download it manually.
You’ll need to scroll to the section titled “What if the computer that Lightroom is on is not connected to the internet?”
If it hasn’t happened already, then very soon you’ll see a small update arrive in the form of a patch for Lightroom CC / 6. This will update you to version 6.0.1, and fixes two issues. First, it corrects the problem of Lightroom’s help files linking to the wrong server. Second, it corrects an application hang on startup.
You may have noticed that the installer for Lightroom CC / 6 now more closely matches that of other Creative Cloud applications. Part of the motivation for this was that Adobe can now deliver updates as lightweight patches, rather than requiring you to download and install the entire application. Consequently, do not uninstall Lightroom. This patch requires that the base application be installed in order to work. While nobody has a crystal ball, you can expect this patching system to be the way that that Adobe typically delivers updates in the future.
[Edit] Looking for download links? I’ve got a post on how to manually download the patch right here.
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