Scrivener 2.0 - Coming Soon (No, Really)

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Mon Nov 01, 2010 6:21 pm Post

Must NOT crash server. Must NOT crash server....

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Mon Nov 01, 2010 6:32 pm Post

Kevin Kringle for you, idn't it?

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Mon Nov 01, 2010 6:35 pm Post

Woohoooo new version downloaded, installed and registered :)

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Mon Nov 01, 2010 6:42 pm Post

[quote="Fluff"][quote="Thyrfing"]You mean Keith Claus, aren't you?[/quote]
NO!! It`s KEVIN Claus! tch! tch! wot y` like?
Fluff[/quote]

Maybe I'm running into the danger of "keelhauling", but he explicit gives a hint in his profile of not beeing Kevin...

"wot y`like" --> Hm, you mean what? "Wot" seems to be archaic or simply meaning "that, what". Please help. Your language is not mine.

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Mon Nov 01, 2010 6:44 pm Post

[quote="Neels"]Woohoooo new version downloaded, installed and registered :)[/quote]

How did you manage that? The store is apparently still down and I can see no indication that v2 is available for download, other than the NaNoWriMo preview version.

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Mon Nov 01, 2010 6:44 pm Post

[quote="Neels"]Woohoooo new version downloaded, installed and registered :)[/quote]

Cool. But it's not available in the store as yet...

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Mon Nov 01, 2010 6:46 pm Post

[quote="Neels"]Woohoooo new version downloaded, installed and registered :)[/quote]

ohh, my dear. the first of us has getting mad and is hallucinating. :-)

Update: Neels is right. I just downloaded the new version (click on the download-button on the Scrivener Page) und entered the serial I bought some hours ago.

Thanks, Keith. Writing is much more fun with Scrivener.
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Mon Nov 01, 2010 6:48 pm Post

Series of mistakes LOL. Bought a new licence a day or two ago. Then earlier tonight the store was up and I managed to upgrade and got a V2 licence. And finaly a few minutes ago the download link was replaced with the V2 .dmg.

Sooo ... lucky me :)

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Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:00 pm Post

[quote="Neels"] And finaly a few minutes ago the download link was replaced with the V2 .dmg.

Sooo ... lucky me :)[/quote]

You're right.

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Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:14 pm Post

I was able to download and install the 2.0 version. However, one quirky thing already: When I click Help -> Scrivener Manual, I am prompted by a dialog box that says "Help isn't available for Scrivener." If this is not just me, I assume there will be some explanation for this forthcoming from Keith (the preview version had a manual which I have been happily looking through, but it was clearly a work-in-progress).

Also, I see that Scrivener is now "activation" based. Philosophical arguments aside (I'm not a big fan of this particular method of copy protection, but I understand that you gotta do what you gotta do) this opens up a gamut of questions. The first is, does the "generous household licence" still apply? Second, is there a recourse for me when my laptop is hit by a bus (it pushed me out of the way and saved my life, the selfless hero) and I must now re-activate the software on a replacement device? Based on my experience with L&L so far, I would tend to assume that I will be treated fairly by them in any case, but it doesn't hurt to ask.

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Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:16 pm Post

I'm still getting the old 1.54.... -.-''

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Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:40 pm Post

[quote="J Forest Allen"]
Also, I see that Scrivener is now "activation" based.[/quote]

Can't find what you mentioned. All I see is the "registration" thing.
Where have you seen it?

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Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:52 pm Post

I have 2.0, too! Woohoo! But when I click on the link to buy, it takes me to the esellerate page, but I can't go anywhere beyond selecting currency.

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Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:53 pm Post

[quote="J Forest Allen"]does the "generous household licence" still apply? Second, is there a recourse for me when my laptop is hit by a bus... and I must now re-activate the software on a replacement device? [/quote]

Ooh! Yeah, would love the answers to these two questions. Of course, Kevin, when you have time...

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Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:57 pm Post

When you enter in your serial number into the registration dialog, you get a message that your machine needs to be activated. It's a simple enough process. You just click OK, and it comes back and tells you that your machine is now activated.

The specifics of what goes on behind the scenes I imagine has been defined by Keith, and I understand if he wouldn't want to give too much information about it. But in general, activation is used to tie a particular serial number to a particular physical machine (using a hardware key generated by combining the serial numbers and configurations of key pieces of hardware in said machine). Exact implementations vary.

What I'm asking about isn't implementation details, but simply what we the purchasers are entitled to for our money, and what recourse we have if the system goes wonky (I am constantly fighting with Microsoft over my Windows licenses, because activation doesn't play well with virtual machines).

And don't mistake this for any kind of knock against Scrivener itself...believe me, I am an exceptionally happy customer right now.

Also, I (and others) may be jumping the gun a little bit right now. The website is down at the moment, presumably to roll the whole site with 2.0 content. It's entirely possible that when it comes back up, the answers to these questions will already be answered there, rendering this discussion moot.
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