Oginme said:Generally, Brad has expressed the policy that program fixes, minor changes and additions would be an extension of the 2.x family and upgrades would be available for free. Large additions, rewrites and major GUI improvements would be the start of a 3.x version and would require the repurchasing of the software license.
Brad has made some comments about a rewrite, but I don't know the time schedule yet. I would guess that it would be a while if there are major changes which would require significant beta testing before it was released.
KellerBrauer said:This software has come a long way just in the couple years I?ve been using it. I can?t imagine how some of the long-time users must feel.
Ck27 said:I never support companies that don't give me free access to a major release if I pay say for example $ 200 for the prior version it's a joke.
uSlackr said:Ck27 said:I never support companies that don't give me free access to a major release if I pay say for example $ 200 for the prior version it's a joke.
First, BeerSmith costs ~$20, so...
Second, when you pay $200 they often charge 10%/yr for "support"
Brad's a small business - I'll pay for any major upgrades.
BeerSmith said:Yes I've been working on a the next release. I just started beta testing with a limited set of testers so it does exist.
I'll release the details before Homebrewcon in June, but I think most people will be happy with the upcoming changes.
DownstairsBrewing said:I just went to upgrade my trial version, and saw the Beersmith 3 notice. I am not particularly stuck to the idea of using Beersmith 2 - should I just preorder Beersmith 3 and wait a couple of weeks?