broadsides wrote:Lunk. Your platform says Mac. So why are you here to preach your fanbois cheerleader act? The Mac version probably doesn't have the problems the Windows version does. The forum is a voice for Windows users to give feedback, get assistance or whatever else they want to use the Windows forum for. But I'm sure the developers are impressed with your slavish devotion. For the rest of us ( In the Windows forum), we will continue to question how, when and if the software can be improved.
I am a Windows user first and foremost -- came for the beta, stayed around. If you can't listen to the merit in Lunk's words, I agree with what he's been saying 100%. I'm just too lazy to retype it.
There's a lot of great communication and information on the state of the Windows port that L&L gives us, if people would just READ what has already been written. There are people piling on to this thread based on the title who haven't even bothered to read the entire thread -- if they had, a lot of the questions and griping have already been addressed!
L&L gives a very generous trial period with 100% of the functionality present, and the detailed manual is very clear on what functionality works in Windows. I think it's sad that a lot of people looked at Mac functionality and bought the Windows version blindly, but that is NOT L&L's fault. If you're going to be a good writer, you have to be able to read and comprehend what you're reading, you have to be able to research and learn, and you have to be willing to be the active driver for solving problems.
I know there's a lot of frustration because writing is, for most of us, a dream or livelihood. There's a lot of emotional impact there. But writing code is every bit as creative an endeavor as writing a story or novel or screenplay is -- and for most of us, writing code would be far HARDER than writing a story or novel or screenplay. At least once we write our story and sell it, (for most of us) our work on that effort is done and we can move on to the next thing. Over time, that finished work brings in revenue without any more effort. We don't have to conform with anyone else's guidelines or creativity. We don't even have to conform to our own, if we want to write something new instead of working on a series. What we DON'T have, that code writers do, is a mass of customers who EXPECT updates -- nay, demand them -- for the money already spent.
If the software *as it is today* does not meet your needs and you cannot make it work, don't use it. Ask (politely) for a refund as you see fit. Don't wait for some future version -- it may never come. The Zombie Apocalypse could happen. You could have a heart attack or a car accident. Trump could be elected President of the USA and start nuclear Armageddon. You could win the lottery and realize that you'd rather travel than write. *ANYTHING* could happen. If it's close but you don't trust L&L to bridge that gap like they say they will -- or can't be patient while they do -- don't use it.
If the software *as it is today* can be found to meet your needs, albeit imperfectly, then use it. Trust L&L to make it better. You have no control over the timeframe, be patient -- as patient as you are with your work in progress.
Either way, have some respect for the people who write this amazing software. They work very hard to help us make our dreams come true under expectations that would break the most of us.