I personally purchased versions earlier this year as a replacement for the some-what dodgy and unreliable svn support for Eclipse (and also so I could migrate from Perforce). While I have two computers (one home and one work notebook), I've have only ever used Versions within the scope of the license agreement (that has been somewhat ambiguous until recently) - Only ever on one machine at a time.
While I travel extensively (globally) and often use my notebook (and Versions) on different networks, I've only ever connected to a single SVN server and there has only been a single instance (with my license key, name and email address) running anywhere in the world. No one has access to my license key. It's never been given to anyone. Until recently everything has been going brilliantly. I've even recommended Versions to a bunch of my colleagues and they have switched to using it - including paying for it personally. However, I've now hit a wall. A very big wall. The problem with Versions 1.0.3b56 is that is only permits one or two installations for a single license key (even with the same name and email address). There have been numerous posts on this forum about such difficulties and I gathered things have been resolved. I was wrong. How did I find this out? Last week my new notebook arrived and I've found that my License key no longer permits registration, even when I try the process on both a public or private corporate network. Worse, after cleaning up my home computer and then attempting to re-register Versions, it also now fails. Consequently I no longer have ANY registered copies of Versions. Options: 1. I could purchase another license (because it's such a nice piece of software) - but I am only attempting to use my licenses in a legitimate matter!! 2. I could request a new key - but will I have to do this everytime I change computers / need to re-install? 3. Switch to another product that doesn't have such a draconian licensing scheme and won't waste so much of my (and my teams) future time? Let me make a simple comparison: If you think Microsoft's Activation is bad, Versions is significantly worse, especially for re-installs. It's obvious that the authorization server/service is completely broken for re-installs of Versions and although I think the software is brilliant, relatively inexpensive and stable, the re-registration process is a time vampire - possibly costing more in lost time and annoyance than the cost of the license itself. Personally I'd like to say I'm going to stop using Versions, but it's not my choice. The software (registration) itself is broken so I can't use it. Please please please FIX THE AUTHORIZATION SERVER so that legitimate people can use the software that they've legitimately purchased. [PS: I'll happily post back here again saying how wonderful everything is when this is fixed] --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Versions" group. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org To unsubscribe from this group, send email to versions+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/versions?hl=en -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---