XPlode 4.3.50711.1385 Whinge about it here....
Posted 17 May 2005 - 02:12 PM
So I will stay with version 4.1 or so and be happy for all the time. Of course I still don't really know about new features of 4.2, because I haven't looked into these forums for a while.
Posted 17 May 2005 - 04:18 PM
You could perhaps reward the creator and purchase a license for the software that does NOT have this limitation.
Posted 21 May 2005 - 04:24 AM
Yes, I do have respect for software development. I think you have no respect for the people that made your software popular and provided you with feedback to improve further development.
If you rationalize the expiration date on the free version by saying that businesses can take it and use it without paying for it, that's fine. That's a very valid reason. However, why would you say I have no respect for software development when I'm creating a workaround your expiration date for my own personal use? I'm not a business. I fall under the conditions which you set forth, clearly stating your personal associated implication of "freeware license for home users." It follows to reason that you wouldn't care if I deny you of any donations; likewise, it shouldn't matter to you if I create a workaround for your expiration date, as long as I remain within the constraints of what you consider to be a "home user," or any other freeware-meritorious individual.
I'll tell you what, if you can provide me with a good reason to not use my "custom" version of your software, then I will gladly start using your software legitimately ... I might even pay for it if you're convincing enough.
Otherwise, I'll continue to do what I do to get around your little expiration date.
Don't worry, I won't tell others how to do it; nor will I provide others with my workaround. I'll respect you enough to not be an as***** about it.
Posted 23 May 2005 - 11:34 AM
currently, I am living in UK, and my father in Hong Kong, my father isnt good at computers, so, what I normally do each summer holiday is to build an unattended CD with all the neccessary apps he needs, so, if he need to format, he can just put the CD and do all the works for him... Therefore, the CD must be kept for at least for a yr....., so I hoping Waith at least make the version 4.1 available again for the people who has similar suituation...
Posted 23 May 2005 - 12:09 PM
If that is the case, why not just spend the extra few bucks and purchase a nonrestricted copy from Wraith? You might even be able to negotiate with him on the price itself. If nothing else, it might even ensure support when needed.
Posted 26 May 2005 - 09:35 PM
Posted 29 May 2005 - 08:20 AM
By the way I had asked you for a copy when you weren't even offering it for download anymore and stated I would be glad to pay for it. I read your site and I do run a small shop but since I build maybe 1 or 2 systems a month and $500 is kind of high for that I think I may have to back down on the product.
I would not feel comfortable just grabbing a copy for $10 and using it allot without paying you properly.
Thanks for all your hard work and for the great product. I hope others enjoy it as much as I have.
P.S. Is it ok if I continue to use my old copy of 4.0. I'm willing to offer money for it. Thanks again.
Posted 29 May 2005 - 03:41 PM
Your program is good at what it does, but no where near good enough to justify the prices you're charging.
Good job on alienating a significant portion of your user base.
Posted 29 May 2005 - 09:30 PM
Take that and the fact that there are other alternatives (WPI which are free and easier to use, it's hard to justify hte cost.
Posted 31 May 2005 - 12:34 AM
Wraith uses his personal time to code this program. It's been in development for i believe almost 2 years. That being said...that's alot of man hours for a single person. Figure he spent even 100 hours writing this program, then that what? $1 for every 10 hours? or even $5 for every hour?
Figure the program would take someone about 10 hours to get it to do everything XPlode does with all the functionality and the XML parser and what have you...now figure that person get's paid about $15 an hour, that's $150 right? That may be cheaper and if that's the route you chose then so be it. Most companies might just not be bothered and order the license just to not be bothered with in house development. Now if you wanted something cheap, just use BATCH code that's enabled on EVERY system upon install untill disabled. That's cheap, and easy to use.
As for the small minority ruining it for the majority, well....welcome to the world. Browse through history, and you'll find this happens all throughout it.