License nag in 670

Build 670 is nagging me every time I start it that my license will expire on
1 January 2003.

I don't mind paying to upgrade to 3.0. I DO mind being nagged about it when
I currently have a valid license and, though the nag directs me to the Web
site for information about how to upgrade, I wasn't able to find any
information about the upgrade there. So: how do I shut it up?


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I am getting this message too. I am using valid 2.6 license.
As we are getting close to Ariadna release, could you please clarify who is
entiteled for free upgrade and who will have to pay for upgrade.

Thanks

Alex

"Michael Besosa" <mbesosa@visi.com> wrote in message
news:aq258d$hsk$1@is.intellij.net...

Build 670 is nagging me every time I start it that my license will expire

on

1 January 2003.

>

I don't mind paying to upgrade to 3.0. I DO mind being nagged about it

when

I currently have a valid license and, though the nag directs me to the Web
site for information about how to upgrade, I wasn't able to find any
information about the upgrade there. So: how do I shut it up?

>
>


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Yep, I cannot seem to get rid of the nag either. I have a valid 2.6 license
(bought approx. Aug19th) and was told when I purchased that I would be able
to upgrade to 3.0 at no cost. JF

"Michael Besosa" <mbesosa@visi.com> wrote in message
news:aq258d$hsk$1@is.intellij.net...

Build 670 is nagging me every time I start it that my license will expire

on

1 January 2003.

>

I don't mind paying to upgrade to 3.0. I DO mind being nagged about it

when

I currently have a valid license and, though the nag directs me to the Web
site for information about how to upgrade, I wasn't able to find any
information about the upgrade there. So: how do I shut it up?

>
>


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There was a post by Eugene Belyaev in February:

http://www.mail-archive.com/eap-list@intellij.com/msg05407.html

("We will prolong it to the Ariadna release.",
"I'm not sure if it will include Ariadna itself. But most likely that
for the most active EAP members and contributors, it will.")

So what's the current JetBrains/IntelliJ's position/decision on this?

Thanks,


Timur Zambalayev


"Michael Besosa" <mbesosa@visi.com> wrote in message news:aq258d$hsk$1@is.intellij.net...

Build 670 is nagging me every time I start it that my license will expire on
1 January 2003.

>

I don't mind paying to upgrade to 3.0. I DO mind being nagged about it when
I currently have a valid license and, though the nag directs me to the Web
site for information about how to upgrade, I wasn't able to find
information about the upgrade there. So: how do I shut it up?

>
>


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Same here.

I've bought my license in mid of April and this message makes me
wonder, whether I won't be able to run IDEA 3 in the next year or
whether my license is restricted to IDEA versions released this year.

Is there any explanation from JetBrains available?

Cheers,
Tom

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Yeah, that is also my impression.

I have bought an idea license while the beta program was running, and
have only used it for ariadna. I could have waited for the eap to
finish, but I bought my license before to show my support for idea.

I never wanted to use idea 2.6 (ok, I used it before the neta period
when i was working at another company where we also bought a license),
and now I have a license that wont work with any state of the art final
version. Thats not good.

regards
chris

(bought my license on 26.jul.2002)


Thomas Singer wrote:

Same here.

>

I've bought my license in mid of April and this message makes me
wonder, whether I won't be able to run IDEA 3 in the next year or
whether my license is restricted to IDEA versions released this year.

>

Is there any explanation from JetBrains available?

>

Cheers,
Tom



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All licenses bought 8 months before 3.0 release or later should work fine
with 3.0 and don't require any upgrade. All licenses bought earlier than 8
months before 3.0 release will require an upgrade (approx. half of the
price) but will work until January 1, 2003 to give users time to buy
upgrades. In this case it gives user a warning to inform him that the
license will expire. Since the build #671 the warning is shown once a week.
If you have a license bought later than 8 months before now and get a
warning that it will expire on January 1, 2003 - it's a bug - please report
it and send your license key directly to me.

--
Valentin Kipiatkov
JetBrains, Inc
http://www.intellij.com
"Develop with pleasure!"



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Valentin Kipiatkov wrote:

All licenses bought 8 months before 3.0 release or later should work fine
with 3.0 and don't require any upgrade. All licenses bought earlier than 8
months before 3.0 release will require an upgrade (approx. half of the
price) but will work until January 1, 2003 to give users time to buy
upgrades. In this case it gives user a warning to inform him that the
license will expire. Since the build #671 the warning is shown once a week.
If you have a license bought later than 8 months before now and get a
warning that it will expire on January 1, 2003 - it's a bug - please report
it and send your license key directly to me.


Does that mean, that the license I bought only to use the EAP-Version
and that I wanted to use with 3.0 wouldn't work with 3.0 Final?
The license was bought at April, the 19th of 2002.
I never used 2.6 and never wanted to use it.
That would not be very satisfying for me.

What is the official release date? Is it January, the 1st?

ciao

Marc Salm
http://www.codebasket.de
--
My software never has bugs. It just develops random features.

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Let's say IDEA 3.0 comes out this month - it looks like that. That's 11 - 4 = 7. So you've got a valid license for IDEA 3.0. Even if they release it on December, 18., it should work.

I don't think it will take them up to January to release IDEA 3.0. They are prolonging the old - now invalid - licenses, so that people with older licenses do not have to get a trial license for the time it takes them and IntelliJ to buy and deliver the updated licenses.

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Hi.

Our license is from 6/20/2002.

Below is a transcript of the email we got from you (IntelliJ).

8 months after this date would be February 20 2003, but we still get the
startup nag.

Amnon

From: IntelliJ

Sent: Thursday, June 20, 2002 9:52 AM

To: Timothy Walker

Subject: IntelliJ IDEA 2.6 Registration for Freshwater Software, Inc.

IMPORTANT: This email contains license keys for purchased software. Please
save it for future reference.

Thank you for choosing products from JetBrains!

We have received an order for IntelliJ IDEA 2.6, license for 10 users (order
#1807137).

Here is the required information to unlock your copies:



"Valentin Kipiatkov" <valentin@intellij.com> wrote in message
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All licenses bought 8 months before 3.0 release or later should work fine
with 3.0 and don't require any upgrade. All licenses bought earlier than 8
months before 3.0 release will require an upgrade (approx. half of the
price) but will work until January 1, 2003 to give users time to buy
upgrades. In this case it gives user a warning to inform him that the
license will expire. Since the build #671 the warning is shown once a

week.

If you have a license bought later than 8 months before now and get a
warning that it will expire on January 1, 2003 - it's a bug - please

report

it and send your license key directly to me.

>

--
Valentin Kipiatkov
JetBrains, Inc
http://www.intellij.com
"Develop with pleasure!"

>
>
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I think its just a bug, and your license will work with newer builds,
well, unless you post all of them to a newsgroup :)))))


Amnon I. Govrin wrote:

Hi.

>

Our license is from 6/20/2002.

>

Below is a transcript of the email we got from you (IntelliJ).

>

8 months after this date would be February 20 2003, but we still get the
startup nag.

>

Amnon

>

From: IntelliJ

>

Sent: Thursday, June 20, 2002 9:52 AM

>

To: Timothy Walker

>

Subject: IntelliJ IDEA 2.6 Registration for Freshwater Software, Inc.

>

IMPORTANT: This email contains license keys for purchased software. Please
save it for future reference.

>

Thank you for choosing products from JetBrains!

>

We have received an order for IntelliJ IDEA 2.6, license for 10 users
(order
#1807137).

>

Here is the required information to unlock your copies:

>
>
>

"Valentin Kipiatkov" wrote in message
news:aq5l89$pt3$1@is.intellij.net...

>

>All licenses bought 8 months before 3.0 release or later should work fine
>with 3.0 and don't require any upgrade. All licenses bought earlier
than 8
>months before 3.0 release will require an upgrade (approx. half of the
>price) but will work until January 1, 2003 to give users time to buy
>upgrades. In this case it gives user a warning to inform him that the
>license will expire. Since the build #671 the warning is shown once a

>

week.

>

>If you have a license bought later than 8 months before now and get a
>warning that it will expire on January 1, 2003 - it's a bug - please

>

report

>

>it and send your license key directly to me.
>
>--
>Valentin Kipiatkov
>JetBrains, Inc
>http://www.intellij.com
>"Develop with pleasure!"
>
>
>

>
>
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Thanks for reporting the problem with incorrect warning message - it's fixed
in the build #671.

Valentin Kipiatkov
JetBrains, Inc
http://www.intellij.com
"Develop with pleasure!"

"Michael Besosa" <mbesosa@visi.com> wrote in message
news:aq258d$hsk$1@is.intellij.net...

Build 670 is nagging me every time I start it that my license will expire

on

1 January 2003.

>

I don't mind paying to upgrade to 3.0. I DO mind being nagged about it

when

I currently have a valid license and, though the nag directs me to the Web
site for information about how to upgrade, I wasn't able to find any
information about the upgrade there. So: how do I shut it up?

>
>


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I recall that you were going to consider accomodating EAP participants in some way.

There are some EAP participants who obtained their licenses more than 8 months ago. It would be a nice gesture to accomodate these users in some way.

Although a 50% discount for an upgrade seems very reasonable, it also seems unfortunate that late comers get a free upgrade, but those users who have been active long-term EAP participants must pay a full upgrade fee.

Perhaps you can 'split the difference' with these EAP participants as a way of acknowledging their participation. That way, you still get a
portion of the upgrade fee, which you certainly deserve, but those EAP participants who have been active also get something for their efforts.

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