Hello Josh, John, Others...
This is a correction of a typo in the second paragraph below. It
read, "I *may be* 50% of the new cost for new buyers, but we are
unsure about any pricing at this time." The "I" should have been
"It" and I corrected it below and directly below I made it say:
It *may be* 50% of the new cost for new buyers, but we are
unsure about any pricing at this time.
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>I realize that I posted in the past that there would probably be
>a free upgrade to version 5 of NoteTab. I based that on what Eric
>told me and what he believed at the time.
>However, due to a change in major plans about NoteTab and
>specifically a total rewrite of the program (probably not
>happening, at least for a long, long time) we are now probably
>going to charge an upgrade fee. It *may be* 50% of the new cost
>for new buyers, but we are unsure about any pricing at this time.
>V4 users have been receiving free upgrades for about 8-10 years
>now. The program has grown tremendously during that time. We
>could have easily been up to v7 by now charging 3 upgrade fees.
>The good news about v5 though is that Eric Fookes, the developer
>of NoteTab, has upgraded his code to Delphi 6 (?) which he uses
>to program NoteTab with. That means that he will be encouraged to
>do more programming using the same input control in NoteTab. (See
>NoteTab | Glossary for terms you do not understand.) He uses
>NoteTab a whole lot, so the program is not in the plans to to die
>at all; unthinkable as far as Fookes Software is concerned at
>So, we will see more features coming, but unfortunately the
>highly requested customizable syntax highlighting will not come
>to be nor the better blocking tool for working with
>columns/blocks/fields of data anytime soon or maybe not at all. :(
>V5 already has a much further advanced Regular Expression engine
>(PCRE) for those that use RegExp. Some features will perhaps be
>added to v5 for its first release. It fixes a number of bugs
>including the compatibility with WinXP and user accounts, not
>being able to change settings and opening more than one file from
>Windows Explorer (or My Computer) and/or long file paths.
>>On 5/9/06, John Zeman <john041650@...> wrote:
>>> My personal opinion is I'd rather pay an upgrade fee for V5
>>> just so I'd finally have some proof that I am a registered
>>> user. It's been so long since I bought NoteTab V4 I have no
>>> idea how I became a registered user originally. I know I paid
>>> for it, but that's all I remember.
>> Josh Simmons wrote:
>> While I basically agree with this, I purchased Pro I can't even
>> remember how long ago at version 4.9 something, and can't
>> recall ever seeing an update, but this not a complaint. Note
>> tab has made things allot easier for me in terms of
>> organization of text files, and I use it for all my web coding
>> (ASM for microcontrollers too, though I seem to have lost the
>> clipbook I made). It has worked quite well for me, with only
>> minor issues for such a full-featured editor, and I would have
>> no complaints about paying an upgrade fee, but I'd still be
>> quite happy to receive it free. :)
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