Considering Purchase

I'm really enjoying what PyCharm is bringing to the table as a GAE IDE, and I'm thinking that I'll be purchasing an Individual license, as it's just me. :-D

Two questions:

1. Can I jump back and forth between using PyCharm on OSX/Win/Lin?  I use all three frequently, is it a node-locked/os specific arrangement, or am I free to work with the tool as the moment necessitates?

2. In some places (like this forum), PyCharm is called "Python Plugin".  Is it an addon for a different tool I would need to purchase, or is it not really a "plugin" in the sense that it is a standalone IDE (which is the impression that I have from downloading the beta and trying it)?

Thanks folks... just couldn't find a clear answer.

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Hi!

Thanks for your questions. They help us understand better what we need to make clearer.

1. Yes, PyCharm license allows you to use the product on any of the supported OS. The limitation is that you can not use the IDE simultaneously on several computers.

2. PyCharm is completely independent and self-suffucient product. "Python plugin" refers to IntelliJ IDEA, our flagship Java IDE product which is a superset or all products in a certain way. All PyCharm functionality is available as a free plugin for IntelliJ IDEA.

Hope my answers clarify things for you. Let us know if you have other questions.


Best regards,
-Eugene

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Thanks for the prompt respose, and clear clarification.

One followup:

Can I install PyCharm on my tri-boot Macbook under each OS, and install it on my Windows/Linux workstation in each OS, if I only use one installation at a time?

If I'm at home (in my office), I use the workstation... but if I'm off in another room (on the deck :-P) or on the road, I'll be using the Macbook, and thus only one installation concurrently.

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What you described works.

Here is the excerpt from the agreement (http://www.jetbrains.com/phpstorm/buy/license_personal.html):

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4. GRANT OF LICENSE

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(a) Licensee may:

(i) install and use the version of the Software specified in License  Certificate on multiple computers and operating systems, provided that  Licensee is the only user of the Software and that the Software is not  used on more than one machine and (or) operating system at a time, and

...

(b) Licensee may not:

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(iii) use the License Key on different computers or operating systems at a time.

Develop with pleasure!


Best regards,
-Eugene

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