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  • #46
    Re: New Licensing Questions

    Hi Keith,

    Now, I understand everything. I believed that the term " 3 -user Runtime license" meant that I could distribute only 3 copies of my application. If I understood well, it is not me who are limited to distribute 3 copies, it is rather my friends who are limited to the installation of 3 copies. This means that with a license for 3 users, I can limit my friends to install only 2 copies of the application, a copy on their desktops and a copy on their portables for instance. Is it exact?

    You know, I am a beginner with Alpha Five and moreover, I am French Canadian. The English terms used by Alpha Five are not always easy to understand for me. If I use the software, it is because I believe as you do, that it is an excellent software and moreover, I find it pleasant to use.

    Thank you for your help,


    • #47
      Re: New Licensing Questions


      Please be dure you get a runtime license and not the run engine. The run engine will give access to sql, but you would need one licence for each installation. It may be as cheap to get a 3 user and know you guys have already discussed it to some degree.

      A cll to sales may help you greatly to get the BEST price for ONLY what you need.

      Dave Mason
      [email protected]
      Skype is dave.mason46


      • #48
        Re: New Licensing Questions

        Originally posted by Bill Parker View Post
        Somehow I had not connected that this was for run engines as well. That IS great!

        That is correct Bill - the unlimited distribution licenses supports .dbf and active links against any SQL backend.

        Basically you build your Alpha Five app or (multiple apps) and then you can distribute it to whomever as much as you want both in a multiuser and single user environment
        Richard Rabins
        Co Chairman
        Alpha Software


        • #49
          Re: New Licensing Questions

          What patches are to be applied when this is purchased?
          Does anyone know, and are they available?


          • #50
            Re: New Licensing Questions


            Please be dure you get a runtime license and not the run engine. The run engine will give access to sql, but you would need one licence for each installation. It may be as cheap to get a 3 user and know you guys have already discussed it to some degree.

            Hello Dave,

            Thank you very much for the advice. According to the information that I received from you and from Keith, I believe that the best choice for me is a runtime license for one user.



            • #51
              Re: New Licensing Questions

              What would be the upgrade path for a previously-deployed package? For example,

              I have a 20 user/seat license. My client began at 10 users. Using the new throttling feature, I have responded to client's new-user requests and the client is now maxed out at the 20user/seat level.

              Does the application have to be rebuilt to allow for 21+? What would be necessary to upgrade the client to 21+ ???


              • #52
                Re: New Licensing Questions

                Wow, That's a big win for you. Now for the rest of the universities out there.



                • #53
                  Re: New Licensing Questions

                  Originally posted by DaveM View Post
                  It is what was needed. It will help a lot in future decisions. Wish I could partake in the 699 price, but just not in the budget right now. Hopefully, there will be another special down the road. Car business is not the best at this point.

                  Dave, Not that I am looking in your pocket, but if you previously purchased a V9 Platinum 5 or 10 user run engine, Alpha will apply what you paid for that license towards the $699 price. I purchased a full bundle and they gave me credit off the $1099 price.

                  This is a great way for developers to worry about the code, not the licensing...Alpha ALWAYS comes thru in the end. It just takes them a little while to get there.
                  Barry Kucher


                  • #54
                    Re: New Licensing Questions

                    Originally posted by John Lemisch View Post
                    What patches are to be applied when this is purchased?
                    Does anyone know, and are they available?
                    It is the Run-Engine. The user count is 9999.
                    Bill Griffin
                    Parkell, Inc


                    • #55
                      Re: New Licensing Questions

                      thanks, Bill


                      • #56
                        Re: New Licensing Questions


                        If we create out install programs using third party software e.g. Astrum, then when we ship our Runtime applications do we still have to load licence numbers into the users registry? If so which licence number?



                        • #57
                          Re: New Licensing Questions

                          Hi Michael,

                          You can create a text file to hold the Licence No which Alpha will use instead of creating a registry entry.

                          See the Runtime help file.
                          Keith Hubert
                          Alpha Guild Member
                          KHDB Management Systems
                          Skype = keith.hubert

                          For your day-to-day Needs, you Need an Alpha Database!