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Likely first and only post.

Been using the program for a while now. I like where it's going, but dislike its bloated output (at least compared to PS CS3).

However, the point of this is to ask:

Why, in God's name, does this FREE software cripple itself?? I would go on to ask why a failed install nukes the program entirely, but the obvious answer is because it removes before it installs....

Seriously, I live on a laptop, and it's not connected 24x7. Having free software cripple itself (without warning I might add) because it can't update is simply retarded.

Don't know that I'm looking for justification (as there is none in my mind) just hoping that possibly the authors will reconsider.

Don

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Can you please enlighten us to what the 'crippling' is? And if it is a bug (or happened on more than one occasion for more than one version) then it should be posted into the Bugs and Troubleshooting section of the Forums, rather than here.

Also, out of my own curiosity, what on Earth do you mean by this...

I like where it's going, but dislike its bloated output (at least compared to PS CS3).
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Yeah, I hate it when people jump in with a view or opinion but do nothing towards backing it up or elaborating on it. They come, they go, and with nothing substantial to put forward for a hearty debate or, like in this case, a possible solution to their woes.

I would like to be proved wrong, but it looks unlikely for a return visit by vancod.

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@Vancod

If you were using an Alpha, Beta or RC version, then there is a very good reason for them to expire. Those versions are usually incomplete or buggy. They expire so people don't inadvertently stick with an old buggy version.

Remember, none of the release versions are set up to do this (if they are you might want to post in the Troubleshooting & Bug Reports forum). So, if you don't want to worry about the s/w "crippling" itself just don't use any pre-release versions of the s/w.

I might be wrong. But it would've helped if we knew what version you were on... :D

 

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Likely first and only post.

Been using the program for a while now. I like where it's going, but dislike its bloated output (at least compared to PS CS3).

However, the point of this is to ask:

Why, in God's name, does this FREE software cripple itself?? I would go on to ask why a failed install nukes the program entirely, but the obvious answer is because it removes before it installs....

Seriously, I live on a laptop, and it's not connected 24x7. Having free software cripple itself (without warning I might add) because it can't update is simply retarded.

Don't know that I'm looking for justification (as there is none in my mind) just hoping that possibly the authors will reconsider.

Don

First of all, clean up your language. And it's hardly cripple-wear, if you want that, look for stuff by Micheal J. Hardy and aafuss.

And the reason it un-installs is because patching wouldn't really work for a 2mb program. And also, how would you think a program can update itself without access to the internet? I'm sorry, but this is not Rick's fault at all. Neither is it yours, you just need a internet connection to update. And also, without internet access, Paint.NET can't detect updates, so did you check for updates then disconnect from the internet?

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Don't know that I'm looking for justification (as there is none in my mind) just hoping that possibly the authors will reconsider.

Don

P.S.

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Its kinda hard to effect positive change when nearly half your post is incomprehensible...

 

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Don't download beta versions! If you simply keep the official releases, it won't expire! And you can also keep a copy of the folder on a flash drive for instant use on any Vista PC and many XP PCs, without modifying the Registry (which can cause Paint.NET to go ca-put if you treat it like junk).

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vancod has clearly misunderstood what is happening. Paint.NET never "cripples" itself. The alpha/beta releases expire in order to keep buggy versions off the streets, so to speak. Read the expiration dialog and you'll understand immediately what is happening. This would have taken far less time than what it took for you to register for this forum and type up your diatribe. If you don't want expiration, then don't ever install alpha/beta releases.

Oh well. Some people are just in a bad mood and have a need to pour sour milk in someone else's breakfast.

Anyway this thread is incorrect and is just getting people riled up.

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