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This product may submit certain information to Wingware, as follows:

License Activation

In products that require a license, such as Wing Pro, a license activation process takes place before you can use the software. This is true both for trial licenses and when activating a purchased license. The information passed to our servers includes:

  • License number
  • For trial licenses only, an SHA hash of machine identity metrics that include hardware serial number, ethernet number, and file system IDs
  • The request code, which is an SHA hash of the license number, date, and the same machine identity metrics listed above
  • Your IP address
  • Any user information that you entered into the license activation dialog for the purpose of license recovery

License activation is a requirement and cannot be disabled. However, it can be done manually via https://wingware.com/activate if you don't want Wing to connect directly to wingware.com.

Update Check

Wing periodically checks for updates by contacting wingware.com. This check will send the following information:

  • License number
  • Current version and patch level
  • Your IP address

Update checks can be disabled with the User Interface > Other > Auto-check for Product Updates preference and by not using Check for Updates in the Help menu.

Bug Reports and Feedback

Wing provides a mechanism for submitting bug reports and feedback, which may send the following information to our servers:

  • Any text entered into the bug report and feedback dialogs
  • License number
  • Your IP address
  • Basic host and installation data including product version and patch level, installation location, settings directory, cache directory, OS type and version, CPU type, memory size, local IP addresses, currently open project, and active Python installation location and version
  • In bug reports, you may optionally include a log of recent IDE activity, the filename of which is given in the bug submission dialog

To avoid submitting this information to Wingware, simply refrain from submitting any bug reports or feedback from the Help menu.

Usage Statistics

Wing periodically submits usage statistics to help us understand which features are most used and to help provide support. The data sent consists of:

  • Product type, version, and patch level
  • License number
  • Your IP address
  • Usage statistics consisting of (name, value) pairs where name is a code identifying an IDE feature, such as 'debug.start', 'testing.run', and 'minutes-used', and value is an integer count

To avoid submitting usage statistics, disable the User Interface > Other > Submit Usage Stats preference.