Use of Perpetual Fallback License

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My subscription was good through May 16th, 2018. I've attempted to upgrade to the 2018.1.4 (Jan 4, 2018, no?) version of PHPStorm, but am told my license has expired. My understanding is that I was allowed to use the versions through the end of my subscription period. Is this true, and if so can anyone point me to info on how to validate my license to it.

Thanks.

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Hi there,

First of all -- I'm not JetBrains employee.

 

Now ... "Perpetual Fallback License" means that you can use IDE when license expires ... but only the version that was current 1 year ago. That would be 2017.1.x for you.

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Andriy is absolutely right - that's what fallback means: after your subscription is expired, you can fall back to the major version that was actual on a day when you bought your subscription.

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Thanks for the clarification. That'll work for me. I was only upgrading because I thought I could.

What an odd model though... It's like selling a book with 1 year of updates. But you have to give the updates back at the end of the year. Ha!

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>What an odd model though... It's like selling a book with 1 year of updates. But you have to give the updates back at the end of the year.

It's more like this: you paying for the version that is available at the moment of purchase... and get the right to "try" updates for 1 year.

 

>you can fall back to the major version that was actual on a day when you bought your subscription.

Only if it was exactly 1 year ago. Because if you follow this logic letter by letter .. then purchasing for 2 years would mean that you only entitled for 2 year old release... while in fact it's 1 year old.

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