[wingide-users] retirement of installed copies
jaclu2 at galdrion.com
Tue Feb 1 15:54:11 EST 2005
since you started to register each installed copy maybe it would be good
also to have a retirement of installations option via the web.
For instance, I almost always install my wing on client-site servers to
be able to do post-install debuging of apps.
Next week Im about to retire a w2k server at a client-site and replace
it with a linux server.
Same goes for all the vmware sessions I keep reinstalling - they eat up
licenses real quikly...
Instead of now having used up two licenses, wouldnt it make sence if I
could release the no-longer needed license, otherwise I sooner or later
once again will end up being irritated at you guys when I sit at a
client site and find that I run out of installments and need to run in
Both frustrating to wait for mail from you due to TZ differences, and
also emarasing when the client happens to see me restarting wing and
asks if they dont pay me well enough to be able to purchase my
Also it doesnt give you that warn fuzzy feeling if I have to "beg" for
licenses every now and then, after all I did pay for the product.
Another option would be to ditch the current restricted installment
alotment, and instead do a four step procedure:
1. I install wing on a new system, enter my license number, this is
mailed to your server, this system is granted a 1 day temporary license
2. You check the mailadr I registred with on purchase and send out a
3. Wich I accept and return (agreeing to all kinds of mumbo-yumbo legaleese)
4. Now next time I start the newly installed system it checks your
server and is granted a permanent license.
This way you dont have to manually bother if I run wing on 2 or 12
different systems, and you still have some control, since I have
accepted the new system with my emailadr. If I sudenly registred 10
systems you could always send a nice letter asking me whats up ;)
Your current license system is clearly not suitable for people working
with network-computing, since you seem to asume that your customers only
run wing on one or two systems.
One option would of course be to ditch wing and convert to eric to solve
all this, but I really prefer wing, so I rather stick to your product.
regards /Jacob Lundqvist
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