v2.1 released

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v2.1 released

Postby nikos » 2012 Mar 05, 09:09

here's the comment area for today's blog post found at
http://zabkat.com/blog/new-xplorer2-v2.1.htm

please be careful what you download, there is 32/64 bit pro/ultimate versions available
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Postby Robert2 » 2012 Mar 05, 09:41

Hi Nikos,
I have got a “lifetime insurance” for xplorer² Pro. Am I entitled to a free upgrade to the “Ultimate” version, or do I need to pay the difference in price?
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Nice work!

Postby PieterS » 2012 Mar 05, 10:02

I'm pleasantly surprised by the changes in v2.1, especially the details pane: nice work!

With the current "non-functionality-restricted" differences between professional and ultimate versions, I definitely don't feel "betrayed" with my lifetime professional upgrades. I count myself lucky that I got rid of a lot of "family support" requiring a portable version  :twisted:
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Postby nikos » 2012 Mar 05, 10:04

I tried to explain the licenses in the blog post but here we are again:

* ultimate version != professional, so your keys won't work for ultimate
* there is an upgrade path from pro>ultimate but the lifetime cover is different
* you don't need the ultimate version unless you want portability
* your lifetime cover continues giving you free upgrades for professional x2

the easiest way to grasp this is that xplorer2 ultimate is another product completely
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Postby IneedHelp » 2012 Mar 05, 10:15

A more plastic explanation would be:

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Postby ckit » 2012 Mar 05, 10:37

Thanks for the new version but "custom toolbar" skins don't work anymore!

I like the new Details pane and the new icons in Thumbnail mode!
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Postby nikos » 2012 Mar 05, 10:38

you need to get new skins from here: www.zabkat.com/x2skin.htm
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Postby ckit » 2012 Mar 05, 10:42

Ah yes, thanks!
Everything now looks wonderful!
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Postby Tuxman » 2012 Mar 05, 12:49

So we "professional" users are not entitled to get priority support anymore just because we don't need portability?
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Postby Kilmatead » 2012 Mar 05, 13:08

I told him that little sentence wasn't going to go down well with the curmudgeons on the block.  "They'll tear you a new hole," I said.  But, alas no, he never listens - there'll be no Christmas in Greece this year. :shrug:
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Postby nikos » 2012 Mar 05, 13:33

everybody should do their bit to help the greeks, the country that gave democracy to the world :P
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Postby Kilmatead » 2012 Mar 05, 13:42

You're saying that to a German and a fellow economic basket-case Irish.  What's wrong with this picture?  Doesn't Botswana still need our old and expired tinned beef?
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Postby CrossX » 2012 Mar 05, 14:13

Can I install it "over" 2.0.0.3 version or is it more advisable to uninstall the previous version?

Can I safely "import" 2.0.0.3 settings or do I have to recreate them from scratch?
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Postby Kilmatead » 2012 Mar 05, 14:24

Installing "over" the previous version is fine (just be sure, of course, that x2 is not running at the time).

2.1.00 will happily use the same settings arrangement as before - one or two things will be added, but "importing" will work fine.
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Postby Tuxman » 2012 Mar 05, 16:03

nikos wrote:everybody should do their bit to help the greeks, the country that gave democracy to the world :P

Democracy, like Russia?
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