Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:16 pm Post
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Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:55 pm Post
But once Scrivener 3 is released, you shouldn't expect to see any further updates to Scrivener 2, nor will we be selling new Scrivener 2 licenses. We don't have the resources to maintain both codebases, especially as Apple itself moves further and further away from the 32-bit world.
Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:40 am Post
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Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:38 am Post
Graybyrd wrote:But once Scrivener 3 is released, you shouldn't expect to see any further updates to Scrivener 2, nor will we be selling new Scrivener 2 licenses. We don't have the resources to maintain both codebases, especially as Apple itself moves further and further away from the 32-bit world.
I'm very disappointed to hear that. While I understand the forced upgrade situation, I cannot agree with throwing an established user base on the trash heap by refusing to sell new Scrivener 2 licenses. Assuming that Scriv2 is sufficiently de-bugged and stable, and runs well on existing 32-bit OS & hardware, why take this scorched earth approach? There's no maintenance required for an existing, frozen version... is there? Other than the support offered here on the forums? And the great bulk of that is user supported. Perhaps the only burden to L&L is setting up a new Scriv3 section, and maintaining the existing Scriv2 forum sections. Or will we see the existing Scriv2 topic sections frozen, too?
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:39 am Post
Jaysen wrote:Not sure you are reading the L&L position correctly. Legacy versions ARE available for download. But you need to buy a current version license to use it. Meaning not discounted. I beleive that a v3 license can be used with v2 but L&L will need to confirm.
Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:58 am Post
Graybyrd wrote:Essentially, this means I cannot recommend Scrivener 2 to acquaintances who, like me, elect to remain with 32-bit hardware that has a number of years additional useful life. If they cannot purchase a license for it, then it simply no longer exists.
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:01 am Post
lunk wrote:Existing version 2 users will not be abandoned but there will be no new version 2 users once the version 3 is out, right? And this is what makes those that stay on version 2 the feeling that they are abandoned.
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:03 am Post
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Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:11 am Post
randybisig wrote:Failing to stay out of the flame war that started, I gotta say that holding onto the past will only keep you from improving. This was felt by those who held onto their floppy disk PCs instead of moving on to CD-Rs (recordable CDs) or moving on from a removable disc and onto USB Drives.
Granted, not everyone has the funds to buy the most recent shiny new thing.
Let's just hope what you have now does all that you want to do.
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:14 am Post
kewms wrote:On the other hand, how many people (a) might buy Scrivener at some point, but (b) haven't yet, and (c) will only do so if it will run on obsolete (pre-2010) hardware? And of those, how many will end up upgrading to Sierra-compatible hardware anyway for other reasons within the next six months or so?
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:28 am Post
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