The status of the next update and 2.0

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Sun Jan 04, 2009 10:30 am Post

[quote="AmberV"][quote="SpirosD"]Can you, however, please ensure that 2.0 will still run on Tiger? I'm kinda stuck on Tiger for the foreseable future.[/quote]

At the moment, I don't think there are any plans to drop Tiger support.[/quote]

Sounds great! I just hope Kayembi agrees :-)

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Sun Jan 04, 2009 3:17 pm Post

I do. :) At the moment the plans are to keep Tiger fully supported for 2.0. The only reason this would change is if supporting Snow Leopard and Tiger becomes problematic, but I can't foresee any reason why this should be the case. Although there's a long way to go for 2.0 to run properly on Tiger yet as I've been testing it on Leopard, from a coding perspective everything has been designed to run on Tiger as well.

Thanks for all the kind comments! Crikey again...
All the best,
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(Who currently has no grasp of temporal reality thanks to the eight hour time difference here in San Francisco...)

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Sun Jan 04, 2009 3:27 pm Post

Go for it - I'll be happy to put my money where my mouth is (although that really tastes awful, and God knows what I might catch).

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Sun Jan 04, 2009 7:54 pm Post

`APPY NEW YEAR SHEILA!!
since when `ave you been worried about what you put in your mouth?

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Sun Jan 04, 2009 10:50 pm Post

I second the request to maintain Tiger support with 2.0. Even if it's a year until the big release, I'm afraid I'm stuck with my Tiger machine for twice that time unless something unforeseen happens in my near future. :)

I also repeat the sentiment of others that a paid upgrade is not only fine, it is warranted. I have the (perhaps unfortunate) attitude that most software is not worth the asking price. Scrivener does not fall into that category. I've even taken to becoming somewhat of a Scrivener evangelist.

At a time when most of our lives are usually lacking in blessings, I feel blessed to have a tool like Scrivener available at an affordable price, and doubly blessed that it is still being improved.

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Mon Jan 05, 2009 9:37 am Post

$100 is what I will pay for 2.0 just to show my support for this creative gem of software ! In fact I am so impressed with this company which just doubled its size to 2 people and maintaining a forum ! I signed up for this post ..I got a laugh when I was sent an email to get my guardian signature..I born in 1966 but after Jan '66 ... why I put a 1 in my user name since I signed up again !

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Mon Jan 05, 2009 9:43 am Post

But when oh when will the question being answered: when will 2.0 available? After all these comments I would love to have a copy of it!

André

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Mon Jan 05, 2009 11:11 am Post

[quote="AndreasvanHaren"]But when oh when will the question being answered: when will 2.0 available? After all these comments I would love to have a copy of it!

André[/quote]
André, I think the message is loud and clear ... since we've all been standing up and shouting "Hooray" for Keith and version 2.0, my understanding is that he'll bring out a 1.5 interim update based on the 1.2 beta but with those new developments that are working and that don't need a major rewrite of the documentation sometime in the foreseeable future, i.e. the next few months, and then the full monty 2.0 later in the year when he's been able to finish all the coding and rewrite the help system, etc. to take all the changes into account.

Sounds sensible to me!

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Mon Jan 05, 2009 11:36 am Post

Thanks Mark. So this means that I don't need to hit the Check Update Button every hour...

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Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:38 pm Post

[quote="AndreasvanHaren"]Thanks Mark. So this means that I don't need to hit the Check Update Button every hour...[/quote]
Yup ... as they say, "Watch this space"! ;)

Mark

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Mon Jan 05, 2009 3:54 pm Post

I have always said this next update should be 2.0 since it has so many new features!

And I pay more to fill up my gas tank once a week than it would cost to buy the upgrade so the price is actually cheap for what you are getting. :-)

What I would suggest.

(1) slate the next upgrade as 1.5 (to not confuse people with versions) and as a free upgrade BUT only include the latest bug fixes and compatibility issues for 1.11. Then FREEZE the features at 1.5 ( would be 1.13). This would give everyone a "newer" version of 1.11 but still retain the 1.11 look and feel.

(2) Take the current 1.5 alpha and rename it 2.0 ( of course :-) ) and continue working on it BUT come up with a feature freeze for 2.0 and look to release mid to late 09. Other features that keep popping up you could go ahead and set them aside for later upgrades like 2.1 2.2 2.3

That way bug fixes could get the .0.1 and features get get the .1 .2 ( example 2.0 then a bug fix 2.0.1 another 2.0.2 add a new small feature 2.1 another bug fix 2.1.1 etc)

2.0 already has enough features in it to be a paid upgrade easily. I would go ahead and start looking at a feature freeze for 2.0 and any newer features or ideas that pop up go ahead and slate them for 2.1 - 2.2 - 2.3 and so on.

Just my two cents. :-)


PS: 2.0 will be every bit worth it and I think the overwhelming support is just a small example of how highly people think of Scrivener.

I would even dip into my beer budget to pay for 2.0 because it is truly worth every penny.

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Tue Jan 06, 2009 5:08 am Post

Scrivener is the single best tool for anyone with the will to write. It is an extension of my creative process, nothing less.

Pay for an update? Hell yeah!!!

Thanks for the excellent work Keith. I am on the bandwagon as soon as the update is available.


Cheers Mate.

Nathan Savage

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Tue Jan 06, 2009 8:31 pm Post

Mr. B, no hate from this precinct. What I paid for Scriv back in the summer was too little for what i got. Seriously. I'm not made of money, but a great product is a great product. I purchased it primarily as a screenwriting tool. Something which would allow me to produce a certain kind of work- more loose, open and free, since I've taken a turn away from commercial-oriented, three act, s/writing rule-driven stuff. Scriv has even made me venture into short story writing, something I've neglected for some time. That alone is worth a twenty spot.

I look forward to the arrival of 2.0 I'm all in.

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Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:03 pm Post

You've got my 20 Keith... I think now you're aware you shouldn't have even asked in the first place, right?
Scrivener is one of the best app ever coded on any paltform.
Period.

Ciao Keith!

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Wed Jan 07, 2009 7:43 am Post

While you're doing all that coding, what are the odds of an iPhone app that could at least read a Scrivener file? I understand most of what you know about Cocoa is transferable to the iPhone.