Resharper 4.0 Licensing

Hello,
we are currently still on R# 2.5 here, because we didn't want to spend the licensing fee for R3.0. Now that R4.0 is due to be out soon, and as we are moving to VS2008, we need to know if the upgrade vom R3.0 to R4.0 will be free of charge, or if we will have to pay again for the upgrade in a few weeks (this happened to us when we bought R# 2.5 in March - we would have had to pay onther $1000 a few weeks later for R# 3.0)

Thanks
Urs

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I agree, it's a pain, wouldn't it be possible to create a licens that is includes the upgrade?

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I agree. I'm a potential new customer but am not going to buy until I know that I'll not be hit for a second payment in the space of a few months.

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Hello,

All of the R# 3.1 licenses will work with R# 4.0. More info available at
http://www.jetbrains.com/resharper/buy/ .


Serge Baltic
JetBrains, Inc — http://www.jetbrains.com
“Develop with pleasure!”


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"Serge Baltic" <baltic@intellij.net> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
news:dc0986bf9f7568ca13c0f25a7c49@news.intellij.net...

All of the R# 3.1 licenses will work with R# 4.0. More info available at
http://www.jetbrains.com/resharper/buy/ .


That means also the R# 3.0 licenses?

Cause or Company has purchased 14 (+/- 2) licenses four weeks ago.

Regards

Albert

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Underscoring what's already been asked, my last purchase was for my 3.0 license - this license worked with 3.1. So will it work with 4.0, is or will this require another license purchase?

thanks,

_howard

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Albert,

You'd better consult our sales department for precise information (AFAIK the
decision is made). But if I'm not mistaken the idea as follows:

1) all licenses acceptable by ReSharper 3.0 will be accept by ReSharper
3.1.x
2) all licenses issued for ReSharper 3.1 (issued after 3.1 Release date)
will be accepted by ReSharper 4.0

I think, the 3.0 licenses purchased before the date will not suit ReSharper
4.0.

--
Sergey V. Coox
JetBrains, Inc
http://www.jetbrains.com
"Develop with pleasure!"


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I would like to reiterate how inconsistent JetBrain's licensing policies are. I purchased an upgrade from 2.5 to 3.0. I'm using VS.NET 2008 now fulltime, which 3.1 is utterly useless (constant crashing.) So, I spent my own hard-earned money for 6 months of use.

Being a team/tech lead at my current client, I would love to promote R# as a productivity tool for them, but big organizations don't like the "We'll make the upgrade/pricing decision by the seat of our pants." Not only that, I don't want to be made to look bad when in 6 months JetBrains decides not to provide an inclusive upgrade to some arbitrary version number increment for Resharper.

I don't mind paying a yearly maintenance fee, but stop making customers play guessing games as to when they should pay or hold-out for the next version (or find an alternative._

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Hello Giorgio,

I'm not the person deciding licensing and pricing issues (unfortunately,
all the people who could address you concerns are on vacation now,
and will not be available until the second week of the next year), but could
you please elaborate on the constant crashing
you're experiencing? Thanks.


Dmitry Shaporenkov
JetBrains, Inc
http://www.jetbrains.com
"Develop with pleasure!"


I would like to reiterate how inconsistent JetBrain's licensing
policies are. I purchased an upgrade from 2.5 to 3.0. I'm using
VS.NET 2008 now fulltime, which 3.1 is utterly useless (constant
crashing.) So, I spent my own hard-earned money for 6 months of use.

Being a team/tech lead at my current client, I would love to promote
R# as a productivity tool for them, but big organizations don't like
the "We'll make the upgrade/pricing decision by the seat of our
pants." Not only that, I don't want to be made to look bad when in 6
months JetBrains decides not to provide an inclusive upgrade to some
arbitrary version number increment for Resharper.

I don't mind paying a yearly maintenance fee, but stop making
customers play guessing games as to when they should pay or hold-out
for the next version (or find an alternative._



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I don't understand why people are not willing to pay the license fee for the
new version of ReSharper. If everybody would buy version 1.0 of each product
and have free upgrades to every new major version then nobody would develop
software. No seriously I don't know what your daily rates are but what is
150$ compared with what you gain? IMHO everybody should pay for the new
major versions as you would do with other software products.

Regards

Gabriel Lozano-Moran


"Dmitry Shaporenkov" <dsha@jetbrains.com> wrote in message
news:c8a8a0be29d08ca14e23d2075c4@news.intellij.net...

Hello Giorgio,

>

I'm not the person deciding licensing and pricing issues (unfortunately,
all the people who could address you concerns are on vacation now,
and will not be available until the second week of the next year), but
could you please elaborate on the constant crashing
you're experiencing? Thanks.

>
>

Dmitry Shaporenkov
JetBrains, Inc
http://www.jetbrains.com
"Develop with pleasure!"

>
>
>
>> I would like to reiterate how inconsistent JetBrain's licensing
>> policies are. I purchased an upgrade from 2.5 to 3.0. I'm using
>> VS.NET 2008 now fulltime, which 3.1 is utterly useless (constant
>> crashing.) So, I spent my own hard-earned money for 6 months of use.
>>
>> Being a team/tech lead at my current client, I would love to promote
>> R# as a productivity tool for them, but big organizations don't like
>> the "We'll make the upgrade/pricing decision by the seat of our
>> pants." Not only that, I don't want to be made to look bad when in 6
>> months JetBrains decides not to provide an inclusive upgrade to some
>> arbitrary version number increment for Resharper.
>>
>> I don't mind paying a yearly maintenance fee, but stop making
>> customers play guessing games as to when they should pay or hold-out
>> for the next version (or find an alternative._
>>
>



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It's not that people are not prepared to pay for the upgrade, it's just that
they are unclear about exactly what they are paying for. No one would want
to buy v1.0 of a product if v2.0 was coming out next week and wasn't a free
upgrade for recent v1.0 buyers. That said, I think the R# policy is evident
now... finally. Personally, I think I'm finally ready to upgrade from v2.5 .

R# is a bit like a narcotic... once you get hooked it's hard to get off it.
When your supplier starts messing with your fix, things start to get nasty.

"Gabriel Lozano-Moran" <gabriel@lozano-moran.name> wrote in message
news:fkqg2g$i1v$1@is.intellij.net...
>I don't understand why people are not willing to pay the license fee for
>the new version of ReSharper. If everybody would buy version 1.0 of each
>product and have free upgrades to every new major version then nobody would
>develop software. No seriously I don't know what your daily rates are but
>what is 150$ compared with what you gain? IMHO everybody should pay for the
>new major versions as you would do with other software products.
>

Regards

>

Gabriel Lozano-Moran

>
>

"Dmitry Shaporenkov" <dsha@jetbrains.com> wrote in message
news:c8a8a0be29d08ca14e23d2075c4@news.intellij.net...

>> Hello Giorgio,
>>
>> I'm not the person deciding licensing and pricing issues (unfortunately,
>> all the people who could address you concerns are on vacation now,
>> and will not be available until the second week of the next year), but
>> could you please elaborate on the constant crashing
>> you're experiencing? Thanks.
>>
>>
>> Dmitry Shaporenkov
>> JetBrains, Inc
>> http://www.jetbrains.com
>> "Develop with pleasure!"
>>
>>
>>
>>> I would like to reiterate how inconsistent JetBrain's licensing
>>> policies are. I purchased an upgrade from 2.5 to 3.0. I'm using
>>> VS.NET 2008 now fulltime, which 3.1 is utterly useless (constant
>>> crashing.) So, I spent my own hard-earned money for 6 months of use.
>>>
>>> Being a team/tech lead at my current client, I would love to promote
>>> R# as a productivity tool for them, but big organizations don't like
>>> the "We'll make the upgrade/pricing decision by the seat of our
>>> pants." Not only that, I don't want to be made to look bad when in 6
>>> months JetBrains decides not to provide an inclusive upgrade to some
>>> arbitrary version number increment for Resharper.
>>>
>>> I don't mind paying a yearly maintenance fee, but stop making
>>> customers play guessing games as to when they should pay or hold-out
>>> for the next version (or find an alternative._
>>>
>>
>>
>


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With all due respect Dmitry, that's what your error reporting system is for.

I'd love to help, but my rate is...not free.

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I too have had Constant crashes. (Kinda) glad to know I'm not alone...
Even though Tech Support Emails have been very polite.. I have gone
through version after version... nightly build after nightly build and
have used my Resharper license productively for only a few hours since
we purchased it in Mid September 2007. As of this morning... I had to
restart Visual Studio 4 times... crashes each time... finally removed
resharper and have been smooth sailing all morning.

I cannot upgrade due to budget constraints so I guess I'm stuck with
software that has not / does not / will not? ever work! And that just
stinks.

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