Thursday, May 27, 2010
Link: Free licenses for DataObjects.Net and Help Server for bloggers, article writers and user group speakers
We just published a complete information on how to get your free licenses for DataObjects.Net and Help Server for article publishing or blogging.
Here is the final version of new pricing model I previously announced:
As you may find, we described the same model and prices in much more standard fashion. No more license packs as default option, and consequently, no more Solo Professional license.
The most important difference with standard models is that we sell hardware (HW) licenses, not developer licenses:
We hope the prices are reasonable - especially taking into account the amount of time we're ready to spend on support :)
Monday, May 24, 2010
Both versions of DataObjects.Net are already in downloads area. My previous post explains the changes we've made there. I'd like to add few screenshots to this post:
New images in installer - have you noticed a logo here? :)
PostSharp is now optional:
VS.NET Tools menu contains 2 new tools dramatically simplifying upgrades from previous versions, as well as this process.
Upgrade Tool, "Upgrade Project" tab:
Upgrade Tool, "Upgrade Solution" tab:
Project templates (it seems people frequently simply don't know they exist):
Good luck with trying v4.3!
Update: final pricing model is already announced.
The following map defines new pricing model we're going to introduce in June\July:
We tried to develop a model with good balance between several factors:
Any comments are welcome. This isn't final version, so your comments may affect on its final look.
Saturday, May 22, 2010
This is my plan on this weekend. v4.2.1 will include all the changes and fixes we've made there after v4.2 release. This is still a stable branch we maintain.
v4.3 RC2 will include all the updates made both branches. There are two important improvements:
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Due to several issues with PostSharp 2.0 and its integration we spent last two days in tight cooperation with its author, Gael Fraiteur, and as a result, we are going to deliver a more stable release, although it is still RC 1.
The update is strongly recommended for those who downloaded RC 1 during this weekend.
Monday, May 17, 2010
We know it's pretty complex to properly add references to DataObjects.Net from your projects. The only solution we offer now is project templates, that are availabe after installation. But much better solution is on the way:
This tool will be fully ready in few days. It is capable of applying necessary options to .csproj/.vbproj and upgrading old-style references to the most current style.
So hopefully, this will remove a part of initial complexity related to usage of DataObjects.Net.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
DataObjects.Net v4.3 Release Candidate 1 installer was uploaded to Downloads Area today. We're going to gather feedback about this build during the next week and publish v4.3 final a bit later.
This release passes the same set of tests as v4.2; moreover, it already contains all the changes made to v4.2 till this moment, so it should be nearly as stable as its predecessor, although we don't recommend using it in production environment.