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    Quote Originally Posted by quickmic View Post
    Hmm... Is this not a antilogy? On one side you say the sources are still available (however this is realized), on the other side you make some kind of "copy protection".
    If I have access to the full sourcecode, I could easiely remove the protection and compile it again.
    And if you say, it's allowed to me to make some version public (with the conditions in modRoadrunner listed)........you know that I mean.

    To make it more clear. I haven't the intention to do a "hack" of the version, but in the past I have published some special-modified versions of rr.

    For example. I use for me and some friends a special version of rr with "audiogenie.dll", cause there it is possibility to readout the covers from TAGID directly (and much more features). If offered you (1 or 2 years ago) this version, but you don't want to implement this cause of the used dll.... No problem for me, I created my own version.
    For now I have not access to the fully code (as I think), so it will be much more work to implement your published "parts" of the code.
    But I will see....

    you can do this via plugin .. but your point stands i spose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quickmic View Post
    For example. I use for me and some friends a special version of rr with "audiogenie.dll", cause there it is possibility to readout the covers from TAGID directly (and much more features). If offered you (1 or 2 years ago) this version, but you don't want to implement this cause of the used dll.... No problem for me, I created my own version.
    For now I have not access to the fully code (as I think), so it will be much more work to implement your published "parts" of the code.
    But I will see....
    If you add your code to the sources as an OPTION (meaning: nobody will HAVE to download/use the DLL/feauture unless they want to), then I'll be glad to add it to the main sources no matter what files/applications/hardware it requires. I honestly don't recall what you did back then or even if you sent me any code to add, and if I forgot to add it or didn't have time to add it, I'm sorry, but it wasn't my intention... the only way I would even decline a contribution to the project would be if it was not put in a form of an option/feature, that is, if it 'forcibly' changed the way something works in the previous versions, or if it everyone was forced to download extra files/applications even when not using that feature.
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    I can understand that updating every few months can be a hassle, but all in all, how many of use update our music collection? Plug in flash drives to update files and plugins? With RRExtended just around the corner and it's available features, updating RR w/o the need of pulling out your carPC can be turned into a canned operation. Even w/o it, it's really not that big of a deal, is it?

    Think of all the support/help guino has provided the community and how little he has asked in return. Think of how much time he has spent updating RR, taking requests and implementing them.

    Now he asks for the communities support with his latest project, and to make, currently, 1 compromise regarding RR's functionality and all of a sudden it's "unacceptable?"

    Simple as this. If you don't want the usage reminder, then don't upate. And don't come asking for feature requests either.
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    Maybe instead of having a new skin for expire popup you could just have the “TRACKNAME” Flash this RR is about to expire or something like that and have the trackname not work when it does expires that way the rest of the RR will work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by guino View Post
    Guys, as I have ALREADY said: I know this is a hassle. As soon as I have a chance, I'll come up with a better alternative other than making it stop running -- I believe a nice reminder screen should be enough.
    Thank you, thank you, thank you Guino. I was the first to comment and simply asked that you please reconsider a different measure (such as a splash-screen) to prevent people from installing it commercially. I knew you would support us well as you always have.

    Lets drop it now guys. He has his reasons to want to protect. He has decided that stopping all functionality after 4 months is overkill. Let's thank him and move along.
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    I know this is completely off the current topic.. but is it possible for the next release to officially make the xm and sirius art a .png? I mean the files are .png anyway just renamed to .gif and this causes flash skins not to be able to use them. .pngs are supported in both RR and flash so it should really pose no problems.
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    Thanks for the new official release and the hard work!

    I've been testing the new code with mitch so I had an early teaser of the new functions.

    The 4 month expiration is a horrible idea, yet strikingly efficient at what it is designed to prevent!

    I don't think i'm going to try this on my production machine for obvious reasons, and I'll give it a shot on my devel machine although I will revert back to the October release to continue skinning for the same obvious reasons.

    IMO, The beginning of the end is near when software is purposefully designed to self-destruct. Self destruction does not fit into my "stable software" category!
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    sonic, reaname them! and have both the dir
    i think its a issue of NON GDI+ systems (pngs not supported)
    if there are any people with non GDI+

    (Could change code, to allow both file formats)
    prob solve the problem right there
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    Quote Originally Posted by mitchjs View Post
    sonic, reaname them! and have both the dir
    i think its a issue of NON GDI+ systems (pngs not supported)
    if there are any people with non GDI+

    (Could change code, to allow both file formats)
    prob solve the problem right there
    yea i have been renaming them.. its just an added struggle each time they release new channels... not to mention the fact i'm duplicating the files pretty much.
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    well seeing as most other people have had they say, I might as well add my twopence worth...

    I fully understand that guino may want to protect his software, but, and this is a big BUT ... having a "freeware" project self expire is the begining of the end ... I do believe that it's only a matter of time before Guino stops providing updates and thn we all realise that we have only 4 months of RR left.

    If guino wants to move his software to a commercial basis - more power to him, and fair play for creating such a wonderful project, but please don't start hampering and crippling the freewae version that we alll use and love !
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