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  • #31
    Re: Question regarding Alpha 5 V11 Licensing

    2 machines per license with the understanding the licencee is the only user of both licenses. Like almost every other software license.
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    • #32
      Re: Question regarding Alpha 5 V11 Licensing

      Thanks for the quick resp Stan.

      So I could "temporarily" install the Developer software on my personal machine so I can do my development (modifying their V4 app to run under V11) and then when I'm complete I could un-license my machine? This way the client could retain both of their licenses (or do I even need to install V11 on their laptop that just reads their database read-only)?

      John

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      • #33
        Re: Question regarding Alpha 5 V11 Licensing

        So I could "temporarily" install the Developer software on my personal machine so I can do my development (modifying their V4 app to run under V11) and then when I'm complete I could un-license my machine?
        Yes.

        do I even need to install V11 on their laptop that just reads their database read-only
        Yes. without Alpha on a machine you can't view the database.
        There can be only one.

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        • #34
          Re: Question regarding Alpha 5 V11 Licensing

          Nice. I think my plan might actually work.

          One (hopefully last) question, if my client has an old XP laptop running V4 which is read-only to the database, can they continue to use this while their main machine which will be Windows 7 and V11 accesses the same database? I' hoping the dbf files can be read by both versions of AlphaFive (one as read-only and one as update)?

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          • #35
            Re: Question regarding Alpha 5 V11 Licensing

            I' hoping the dbf files can be read by both versions of AlphaFive (one as read-only and one as update)?
            That will work for data access. As soon as you make any changes employing V11 specific features the forms, browses, etc will likely not display properly. This may be as simple as a color change to the background where the color name didn't exist in V4.
            There can be only one.

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            • #36
              Re: Question regarding Alpha 5 V11 Licensing

              Originally posted by sgerber View Post
              I'm a third of the way through my V11 Trial and I'm headed toward licensing the software. Since it's pretty pricey I'd like to know if I'm permitted to do the following with a single license.

              The application I'm rewriting will run on my son's computer at his store. Alpha Five will obviously be installed there. However, I do all the development work at my home and will need the software installed on my computer here as well. Finally, I have a backup computer at my home and like to have all important software on both my computers.

              From a cost management point of view I cannot afford to purchase 2 or 3 licenses at $300 to $350 a pop so that my son can use it on a single computer.

              Do any of you know with certainty whether I'm permitted to do this with a single license? As a related question does Alpha Software use an activation scheme a la Microsoft which monitors the use of the license or, worse, restricts the license to a specific system? I'd like to believe there's some good faith here.

              If those of you who know the answer are uncomfortable posting it, could you send me a private message?

              Thanks in advance ... Sam

              If you are just going to run it on two computers then you should be fine but if you want to run it on more than 2, buy the unlimited run-time and then you can run it on as many computers as you want. You do not need to install Alpha 5 Developer on each machine and in fact that can be disastrous because even if you use control.hide and they figure out how to use ctrl/shift to get around the startup stuff, they can get in and start messing with the app. The run-time is the way to go on all machines except the development machine.

              Just my opinion.

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              • #37
                Re: Question regarding Alpha 5 V11 Licensing

                You can turn off ctrl/shift. You can also put a stop in the auto exec that if not version11(or what ever), it will kick them out.

                The only way to get into one of my apps is when it goes to the main form, you have to have button or something to let you get to the cp/ws. If the startup form messes up, developer to the given form and create a button to show cp.

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                • #38
                  Re: Question regarding Alpha 5 V11 Licensing

                  Originally posted by Stan Mathews View Post
                  Yes.

                  Yes. without Alpha on a machine you can't view the database.
                  You could simply install the RunTime on their machine if all they want is read only. It would also ensure the app is not changed. The unlimited RunTime has nothing to do with the limit of two machines. You could have the development license on your machine and install the RT on as many machines as you want and still have 1 vacancy for the license.
                  TYVM :) kenn

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                  • #39
                    Re: Question regarding Alpha 5 V11 Licensing

                    Originally posted by amorris View Post
                    You can turn off ctrl/shift. You can also put a stop in the auto exec that if not version11(or what ever), it will kick them out.

                    The only way to get into one of my apps is when it goes to the main form, you have to have button or something to let you get to the cp/ws. If the startup form messes up, developer to the given form and create a button to show cp.

                    You can turn it of on the machine you turned it off on but it will still work on another machine unless you bring it up and turn it off on that machine. At least that is what happened when I tried it before. And since you can bypass the autoexec with ctrl/shift....

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                    • #40
                      Re: Question regarding Alpha 5 V11 Licensing

                      Originally posted by forskare View Post
                      You could simply install the RunTime on their machine if all they want is read only.
                      ???
                      Of course the database is still both read / write.

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