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    Re: Other Platforms

    A Mac version would be extra sweet. Especially considering that I switched to a Mac a few months ago and was coming here specifically to request a Mac port. :-) I have an Intel Mac and am running Windows in a Parallels VM almost exclusively for Beyond Control.

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  • Chris
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    It will probably be like BC2. With Beyond Compare 2, we released a 64 bit shell extension that works on Windows XP x64 and Windows 2003 x64. The main Beyond Compare 2 program is still 32 bit, but it works well through the Windows x64 32 bit compatibility support.

    Beyond Compare is written in Delphi, and Delphi doesn't currently support 64 bit programs. When Delphi adds 64 bit support, then we'll consider making a 64 bit release.

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  • PhilAlanThompson
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    Will you also be compiling a Vista x64 version (if necessary)?

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  • Chris
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    Thanks for the suggestion. Once BC3 for Windows is released we'll consider the possibility of an OS X version of Beyond Compare.

    If you have an Intel Mac, a number of our users have reported good luck using CrossOver Mac to run BC.

    http://www.codeweavers.com/products/cxmac/

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    Hint Hint patiently at a OSX universal version.. just my $0.02 Great software use it all the time!

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  • LiquidL
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    Our current plan is that Linux and Windows pricing will be the same, although separate licenses will be needed to run on both platforms. We'll likely have a bundle price for getting both together.

    Here's our tentative pricing for a single user:

    BC3 Standard = $30
    BC3 Standard Win32+Linux = $50
    BC3 Pro = $50
    BC3 Pro Win32+Linux = $70

    Comments anyone?
    Pricing seems very reasonable.

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  • Chris
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    Thanks for the suggestion. We are considering an OS X port. At the moment our development team has their hands full working on BC3 for Windows. Once BC3 for Windows is released, we'll take another look at the possibility of an OS X port.

    For now, some of our users have reported good luck using CrossOver Mac to run BC. See the discussion thread at:
    http://www.scootersoftware.com/ubbth...er=6704&page=0

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    Qt works on OSX

    I'm on my monthly quest to find a useable hex diff tool and figured I'd stop by and drop another request for OSX. BC2 is my benchmark for usable text/hex comparisons.

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  • Zoë
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    It's a native linux executable built on top of Qt3. Wine isn't required.

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    Is it a true native linux version using GTK, QT?
    Or 'Wine' is required? http://www.winehq.com/

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  • jknacnud
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    Woohoo!! A linux version is awesome and just makes a Mac version that much closer.

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  • Tim
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    Our license agreement lets you use BC on any number of computers, at work or at home. A company may let their licensed employees use BC at home if they like, but we feel it's up to the company to set that policy. The company is responsible for safekeeping the license key and may want to keep it inhouse.

    I hope to finalize our BC3 upgrade policy soon, and post it in this forum. At a minimum, someone who buys a $30 BC2 license within a year (more likely 18 months) of BC3's release will get $30 towards the BC3 license. In other words, a free upgrade to BC3 Standard.

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    Did I miss something with the licencing here?

    My company purchased a site-wide license. I bought a single license for use at home as I use it all the time at work (especially within Merant Dimensions - thanks to Michael Jelich for his plugin). Are you saying that I could have used the company license at home? I am not TOO worried since I bought it when it was half-price from DonationCoder!

    Some time ago I remember reading something about if within one year of buying v2 a v3 came out purchasers would be entitled to a free upgrade. Is that still going to be true? If so would it be to BC3 Standard?

    Cheers
    Darren

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  • jkmccarthy
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    The prices Tim mentions seem very fair to me. I also have a machine that dual-boots Win32 and Linux, but that's not the only Linux (or Win32) machine that I use, so for a quality product like Beyond Compare, I'm certainly willing to pay extra for the Linux license. This doesn't mean I won't appreciate the upgrade discount for registered BC2 users Hope I can have the pleasure of beta-testing the Linux version soon !

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    The freedom that BC Licences allow are very generous, and I would imagine generate sales itself.

    I like the fact, that the licence is tied to ME, not my machine, so I can install BC where I need it, and as long as it's only me that uses, a single licence suffices.

    This is very handy, as I use BC at work (my company bought a large number of licences), but it means I can use my licence at home for my own stuff. The licencing flexability is the icing on an already great cake, and the reason I recommend BC to so many people. Please don't lock it down..

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