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CW10 license does not allow bugfixes?

Question asked by FridgeFreezer on Mar 5, 2013
Latest reply on Apr 29, 2013 by FridgeFreezer

After my original licensing nightmare with CW10, which was sorted out by the ever patient Jim Trudeau, things have been OK for a while.


However, I have just had an e-mail from Freescale warning me my license was about to expire. This confused me as we bought a perpetual dongle-locked license... but then I remembered Jim had fixed us up with a "temporary" CWA-PRO-NL license file, and once we were up and running the adage "don't mess with what works" kicked in and it was left well alone. So, I replaced the Jim-generated CW-pro license with our CWP-BASIC-NL one... and then CW complained that the license does not support a version "this new".


I'm rather confused.


We licensed CW10 (at maybe version 10.0 or 10.1) and, due to various bugfixes, our copy of CW10 is now up to 10.2 or thereabouts... the point being that I don't expect to be buying a new license for $1000 every time Freescale squash a bug and issue a minor patch.


The options open to me in "My Freescale" are to re-host or to "purchase upgrade"... well, I'm not clicking on either of those buttons.


Now, having originally been forced to buy CW10 because Freescale refused to support CW7.2 (which we also bought & paid for) in Windows 7, you can imagine I'm not keen to splash another $1000 for another "perpetual" license because Freescale decide to wring a few more shiny coins out of their customers.


Have I missed something, or do I have to downgrade my copy of CW to one with more bugs?



I suppose at leas this makes a change from wishing horrible and entertaining death upon the denizens of Texas Instruments and all they stand for, which has been my occupation of late...