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Well, well, well.... Now ths is an interesting turn of events. But then considering all the idiots out there who couldn't read the EULA, I guess that I am not suprized.

Abuse? More like downright verbal assault in some cases. A software developer who puts out a product for free at a great personal expense of time and effort should not have to take any kind of abuse. People should be greatful, but sadly, in this day and age, we all know that is not the case with the majority of the populace. For the amount of time and effort that Wraith has spent in providing this product, to get some of the responses that he has recieved, I'm suprized that something like this hasn't happened sooner.

Quite frankly, as a software developer myself, I have to agree with Wraith's position here. For those of you who have not written a single line of code, it takes many hours of typing and critical thinking to write computer software code. That does not even begin to count how many hours it takes to test, tweak, and debug that code to make sure that there are not any major problems and that it will work more or less as advertised. Especially software for something as convoluted as Windows.

Furthermore, this brings up another issue. For my effort of writing a XML code generator for XPlode, the only responses that I have recieved for my effort was the 4 or so when I did the initial released that the 1 after the new version. That's right, since I did the major rewrite, the only response that I recieved was about my choice of compression utility. No good work, no bug reports, nothing. But, when I go to look at the post, I see that it was viewed about 750 times and over 100 downloads was made. Personally, I would like to get SOME feedback, good or bad, but nothing. That kind of makes me wonder if I should or should not continue working on it for the benifit of the community. I will most definately continue development for my benifit though, for as long as it suits me.

Granted, I don't frequent this forum too much, but XPlode is a good product and Wraith should be compensated for it. I personally have no problem with paying the $10 for the software. I for one support his decision in this reguard.

I noticed your comment about those who contributed to the community. How does one know if they qualify for that status or not?

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Updated for first 4.3-class download.
Check changelog for details.
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Maelstorm I have to agree I also do alot of programming and have just started using VB.Net which I love.

It takes ages to make an application I have had to rewrite my Xplode Editor 3 times already because I was not happy with the code and features.

It not really much money for the amount on time that Wraith spends improving and making the product and I hope that he keeps it up.

Maelstorm I dont think I have seen the XML code generator so I am going to go find it.

I know how you feel, I have found that not many people post much feedback but quite a few download it. I might for my Xplode Editor limit it to people that contribute to the forums, I dont like to do it but if nothing it done about it then Xplode will slowly die.

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It's close enough to dead as it is.

*shrugs*
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Well I always use Xplode for my Unattened CD/DVD and I will continue to do so till it does not meet my needs and then I will create one my self.

I visit here every day to see whats happening but its very unlikely that anyone posts its a shame will a new release come or is it dead :(

Thanks Wraith for Xplode

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I said close enough. Didn't say it was.
I'll still be doing new versions, just not as regularly, and generally new featuresets will only be implemented when requested by corporate customers. Otherwise, maintenance releases only, really.
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LET'S BRING BACK SOME LIFE IN THIS SHOW!
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To start with: is there actually a decent number of purchases? (Please don't specify, just say if it's within your expectations or not...)

And how many times did the previous version get downloaded?

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<20 purchases. Virtually all have been for one machine, which isn't terribly surprising.

As for stats, as of this minute, evaluation version has been downloaded ~3200 times, and restricted ~6000.
Obviously the last two numbers are going to be a little inflated, because people have to re-download it, but still, the ratio isn't terribly good.
I might modify the download script so that it adds a new thing for each version, rather than just incrementing a single number.
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I visit here every day to see whats happening but its very unlikely that anyone posts its a shame will a new release come or is it dead :(



Perhaps people are afraid of posting because of the sarcastic and often demeaning replies they get telling them to use the search button. I know I was.
And one of the first rules in forum use is to search, search and search... if you can't find your answer, then post. Is it not?

* Whether it be from searching/reading and/or self resolved, when ever possible, I have always posted the answers to my own questions to help others out who may share a similar problem.

Edited by hohner, 17 July 2005 - 05:22 AM.


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Perhaps people are afraid of posting because of the sarcastic and often demeaning replies they get telling them to use the search button. I know I was.
And one of the first rules in forum use is to search, search and search... if you can't find your answer, then post. Is it not?

* Whether it be from searching/reading and/or self resolved, when ever possible, I have always posted the answers to my own questions to help others out who may share a similar problem.

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No, it's mostly because some people are irritating like hell, and it seems to me you got pretty good answers.
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No, it's mostly because some people are irritating like hell, and it seems to me you got pretty good answers.

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1. I never said the replies to my posts were unhelpfull. I was merely trying to provide an explanation on the lack of input in the forums.

2. This is exactly the kind of unnecessary demeaning attacks that I was talking about.

Why can't people remember that forums are for helping not for abusing people? Or perhaps you haven't read this... http://www.msfn.org/...showtopic=18408
Particularly points 7a,b

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Screw you. :P jk ^^

1. I never said the replies to my posts were unhelpfull. I was merely trying to provide an explanation on the lack of input in the forums.

What I was trying to show is that most of the questions asked here got an answer. Sure, EULA-stuff was ignored, but that's logical.

2. This is exactly the kind of unnecessary demeaning attacks that I was talking about.


A bit touchy, aren't we? "unnecessary" = this is a forum, I just gave my opinion. Wasn't your post unnecessary? Or, are topics asking for something that's been outlined in a sticky with big fat letters "READ THIS FIRST" not unnecessary? "attack"? In what way was my post an attack? I suggest you read the first link I provided, it shows that that person is, in fact, irritating. How can you help people in such a situation? I also see no violation in forum rules.

Oh well, this is going nowhere *waves lil' "Go XPlode!"-banner*.
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YOU PEOPLE IN HERE ARE CRAZY!!!!!!!
I swear to God y'all would b***h if you where hung with a new rope.

Seems to me some ,but especially XPlode's) really need to stop and ask themselves,

how much of your life do you spend complaining about thing that honestly you didn't have anything to with to begin with becaue if you had we would be li EULA what???

Bottom line. You either have 3 weeks before you iether get to WOW with your XML skills again or come up off that wallet and spend the $10 and buy it,

How much is a single corp. version?

$10.

and oh yea right there is that whole double clicking on an installer thing.

Those are your options people.
Pick one please. And move on.

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And just to make it easier for people who can't bring themselves to re-downloading XPlode again, I've made PayPal payment links on the site.
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