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Beersmith 3
« on: November 24, 2017, 03:16:48 AM »
Hi are there any plans for bs3? Or you will just upgrade version 2 for now? Will we require new license for new version?

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Re: Beersmith 3
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2017, 10:26:52 AM »
Hi are there any plans for bs3? Or you will just upgrade version 2 for now? Will we require new license for new version?

Probably not

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Re: Beersmith 3
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2017, 11:21:51 AM »
Generally, Brad has expressed the policy that program fixes, minor changes and additions would be an extension of the 2.x family and upgrades would be available for free.  Large additions, rewrites and major GUI improvements would be the start of a 3.x version and would require the repurchasing of the software license.

Brad has made some comments about a rewrite, but I don't know the time schedule yet.  I would guess that it would be a while if there are major changes which would require significant beta testing before it was released.
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Re: Beersmith 3
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2017, 12:44:12 PM »
Generally, Brad has expressed the policy that program fixes, minor changes and additions would be an extension of the 2.x family and upgrades would be available for free.  Large additions, rewrites and major GUI improvements would be the start of a 3.x version and would require the repurchasing of the software license.

Brad has made some comments about a rewrite, but I don't know the time schedule yet.  I would guess that it would be a while if there are major changes which would require significant beta testing before it was released.

I never support companies that don't give me free access to a major release if I pay say for example $ 200 for the prior version it's a joke.

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Re: Beersmith 3
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2017, 11:11:57 AM »
Generally, Brad has expressed the policy that program fixes, minor changes and additions would be an extension of the 2.x family and upgrades would be available for free.  Large additions, rewrites and major GUI improvements would be the start of a 3.x version and would require the repurchasing of the software license.

I never support companies that don't give me free access to a major release if I pay say for example $ 200 for the prior version it's a joke.

To my knowledge, there isn't a 3.0 in the works. Updates to 2.x.x are free, when they come out.

Between the announcement of V2.0 and it's release, Brad had a window of time where a purchase of 1.x.x was upgradable to 2.0. I have no reason to think he wouldn't do the same.
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Re: Beersmith 3
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2017, 02:38:50 PM »
I recall an email correspondence I had with Brad a couple years ago and if I understood what he was saying, it sounded like he was leaning toward the possibility of a web based application.  Personally, I would prefer a personal machine based system.  But if that?s the direction this software goes, so be it. 

This software has come a long way just in the couple years I?ve been using it.  I can?t imagine how some of the long-time users must feel.
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Re: Beersmith 3
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2017, 02:50:23 PM »
This software has come a long way just in the couple years I?ve been using it.  I can?t imagine how some of the long-time users must feel.

Back in the day I casually tinkered with some other brewing software that didn't come close to Beersmith.
I confess I don't even use many of the features of BS, but once you get your profiles and BH efficiency dialed in, there's no comparison. I can't imagine using anything else.
In my perfect world, it would be nice to have BS integrated with Bru'n water but I don't see that as a practical or viable option. I guess I can live with a separate spreadsheet of water management.
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Re: Beersmith 3
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2017, 05:54:28 PM »
Baron,

I agree.  It's almost a ho-hum brewing day around here.  I almost wish sometimes for missing a volume or gravity readings to bring some excitement back in at times.

Seriously though, it is the best $21 spent on brewing.  If Brad announces a V3.x coming out tomorrow, I'd line up for it. 
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Re: Beersmith 3
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2017, 01:48:04 PM »

I never support companies that don't give me free access to a major release if I pay say for example $ 200 for the prior version it's a joke.

First, BeerSmith costs ~$20, so...

Second, when you pay $200 they often charge 10%/yr for "support"

Brad's a small business - I'll pay for any major upgrades.
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Re: Beersmith 3
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2017, 08:05:52 PM »

I never support companies that don't give me free access to a major release if I pay say for example $ 200 for the prior version it's a joke.

First, BeerSmith costs ~$20, so...

Second, when you pay $200 they often charge 10%/yr for "support"

Brad's a small business - I'll pay for any major upgrades.

Still i love the software, but i dont think i would pay for it again if i had to, i would just use the old version but thats just me, Brads been helpful, very much so, and because of that i can safely say beersmith is the best software for brewing.

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Re: Beersmith 3
« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2017, 10:35:10 PM »

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Still i love the software, but i dont think i would pay for it again if i had to, i would just use the old version but thats just me, Brads been helpful, very much so, and because of that i can safely say beersmith is the best software for brewing.
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Continuing to use an earlier version is an alternative. Personally, if the cost of upgrading to a newer version was even close to what BS2 cost, I wouldn't bat an eye before purchasing. My wife and I live on social security, so we are very value conscience. BeerSmith has saved me what it cost many times over.
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Re: Beersmith 3
« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2017, 12:32:21 AM »


Still i love the software, but i dont think i would pay for it again if i had to, i would just use the old version but thats just me, Brads been helpful, very much so, and because of that i can safely say beersmith is the best software for brewing.
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Continuing to use an earlier version is an alternative. Personally, if the cost of upgrading to a newer version was even close to what BS2 cost, I wouldn't bat an eye before purchasing. My wife and I live on social security, so we are very value conscience. BeerSmith has saved me what it cost many times over.
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Its saved me from getting too much grains like 200000000 times over.