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  1. Mikey, If you will at least read all my posts in this thread, I think you will find that I am not advocating a "desire" for "new". What I am advocating is that when a software developer says he/she is going to produce a new version and then start asking for money over a two year period without producing anything.......well, I think you may understand.....then again maybe not. Also, apparently, if I as a "new" user to CDBurnerXP want to find out the latest status of the "NEW" version, I have to be a donator to the site. NOT!!!!!!! So, as the commercial says......"Give it to Mikey, he'll eat anything". If Mikey is a donator to the site then he just ate the cost of procastination. Now go have a great day. Bill
  2. FireFox.....FireFox you say.....why yes, as a matter of fact I am using that little beastie. And you're right....it is FireFox that is doing the checking.......my bad. Can't be right all the time. Now go have a great day and thanks for the info. TTFN
  3. Well, let me see.....if I misspell a werd it gets underlined in red which I guess tells me I messed up sumwheres. Not sure how much checking or suggesting it would do for correction, but at least somehow it is telling you "Hey Dude, check yer spelling." Now don't that make ya happy...... TTFN
  4. Actually, I didn't think my spelling was all that bad. If it was, then I guess I can blame the spell checker in this forum. It doesn't catch 'em all, but it does do a fair enuf job at it. Now go have a great day. Oh, one other thing.....I do find it surprising that none of the nay-sayers have replied to any of my replies to them. Hmmm....wonder if they're having changes of mind. Possibilities exit.
  5. I will ditto that....FINALLY.....I say again......FINALLY, someone understands what I have been saying over the past few days. Thank you gaijin. Yes, I too will give Flo credit for being the "white knight" and holding the banner high, but I am afraid that even he has shown cracks in his armour. Maybe the rest of the group will finally understand. And please believe me, I am not trying to sway users of CDBurnerXP away from using the program. It is pretty damned good in what it does. But, like gaijin says.....While the developers sit back and rewrite and fuss and cuss and rewrite again....there are others out there that are developing better and faster software that users will gradually go to. Then CDBurnerXP will just be a forgotten program that lost it's way never to been seen again. Well, so much for my small contribution to this saga. I will now go have a beer......chug-a-lug, chug-a-lug.....makes ya wanna say hiddy ho......burns yer tummy don't ya know.....chug-a-lug, chug-a-lug. Bill
  6. Flo, Thank you very much for the very informative status update on CDBurnerXP. At least from my point of view it is much appreciated and as you yourself said.....needed to quell the uprising. Yes, discussion is a good thing.....a very good thing. And as I hope the other users now see, can produce results.....sometimes good, sometimes bad......but nonetheless, we are discussing and in some cases fussing and cussing. So a quick question here: This CDBurnerXP web site.....is it yours or the developers or what. From the gist of your answers and explanations about the program, you seem to be kinda like a "middleman".......not really on the inside of things but a filter from the user to the developers. When money is donated......just who gets it, where does it go? You say we can look at the latest "alpha" version. In most developement circles an "alpha" version is the first try at a program and not exactly ready for release even to beta testers as it has a lot of bugs and other stuff that needs to be fixed prior to even the test (beta) release. Or are you saying that the "alpha" version is the release after beta testing? In otherwords are you going......alpha/beta/final release.....or........beta/alpha/final release. Now, let me apologize to you and all the rest of the users on here. Not for the questions or perceived attitude they may think I have. No, I am apologized for getting everyone's dander up and starting a discussion. Didn't realize it would create so much furor over such a minor little thing. You guys can now go back to sleep and I promise not to say "wakey wakey". Anyway, thanks again for the status update and I will wait.....sorta patiently......to see how this adventure goes. Besides that........It's almost Harry Potter day......woo hoo. Now go have a great day. Bill
  7. Okey, I surrender. You guys have finally made me realize that this is going to be an exercise in futility. Here are the sequence of events from my point of view. 1 - I obtained CDBurnerXp a few weeks ago and used it to burn some CD's. Worked just fine from what I could see. 2 - After about a week of use I hit the "update" feature and it did not work. I was referred to a program that was not on my system and told that I would have to run it in order to update CDBurnerXP. Not finding the program on my system I decided to go to the developers web site to see what the latest status of the program was. 3 - The only information I could find was that in January of 2005 the developers said they were going to be making and new version of the program. 4 - I searched for information about the new version only to be told that unless I donate (give money) to the developers, they are not going to tell me what the status of the program is. 5 - I ask myself.......If it's supposed to be a free program then why would I have to pay to find out it's status. 6 - I post in the forum asking is there really going to be a new version and if so when. 7 - So far I have not received any reply from the developers other than...."We know the old version is broke and hope to have it fixed soon." They also said, "If you want to know the status, donate to the web site" or basically words to that affect. 8 - I start wondering just what has been happening over the last 2 years plus that prevents the developers from letting their potential audience know what the status is. I also wonder what has happened to all the monies that have been donated to the web site during this 2 (almost 3) year period.......some users have donated more than once. 9 - So far, still no concrete answers from the developers, but a lot of discussion about my troll like childish behavior just because I have asked some hard and pointed questions in an effort to gain knowledge about a program that I would, in all honesty, use if I felt that I was not going to be left hanging in the breeze with a piece of useless software. So, I surrender to all you people that want to give your money to maybe get a look into that magical crystal ball that all developers seem to have. Will you get a new version or not......only the phantom knows for sure. It's been real and it's been fun, but it ain't been real fun. Ya'll go have a great day. Me....I'm going fishing. Bill
  8. Servant, Great reply and finally an explanation as to what has happened to the development process of CDBurnerXP. I am not a programmer, developer or anything close to it. I am just a "joe on the street" user. Don't pretend to understand Netframework and don't really want to. But at least now I know what is going on. That was all I was asking. And since I see that there are quiet a few versions of NetFramework out there, then this process could take even longer if things keep changing with NetFramework as they seem to be doing. I will now be happy to sit back and wait to see the final results of this adventure. Thanks again for the explanation. Now go have a great day. Bill
  9. Hey Guest......no need to start cussing (kinda shows your mental capacity). Geewhiz, it's just a friendly discussion about the progress of the new version of the program. I don't expect anything from the developers other than what they, themselves, say they are going to do......produce a new version of their program. I don't think that a potential user should have to pay just to find out the status of a program that they may want to start using. And even if they did donate, the donation would only allow them to read some words telling them that the program is supposedly coming along and will be finished sometime in the future. I think the developers owe their potential users a little more explanation than....."I know it's broke and hope it will be fixed soon." Actually, I don't even use this program any more. Not since the version I had would not update, referred me to a program that was supposed to be on my system, yet was not and I could not find any updates or other information unless I donated some money. This, even tho the developers say it's FREE. Well, if it's FREE, then why would I have to donate to find out it's status. I don't feel I am owed anything and what I have displayed is not petty anger. It's just hard, honest questions about a program that I was desiring to use and if found to be beneficial I would have donated to the developers....as I have to many developers and web sites. If a site or developer does not respond to questions and produces nothing within an extended time frame, then users may want to question the use of their donations. All I've done is ask hard, honest questions in an effort to find out when a new version will be released to the public and apparently I am not the only one that finds the length of time, delays and explanations frustrating. In checking the forums, I found some 800 unanswered questions, most of which needed help with CDBurnerXP. This does not exactly invoke reliability and user satisfaction. I suppose we could fuss and cuss all night long about this, but I do have to go clean out my cave so I can entice some nice fresh meat into it for my troll appetite. TTFN and have a great day. Bill
  10. Axel, I do, in fact, respect the work of any developer and I do accept their release plans/strategies. But, can you or anyone else tell me just what those plans/strategies for CDBurnerXP are? Oh, sorry, you can't tell me cause I haven't donated any money yet. Also, a lot of users have contributed monies since the start of this revision thing back in 2005. Just how much motivation do these developers need? Seems pretty simple to me.....users have been contributing (sometimes 2 or 3 times) so......"GIT 'ER DONE". Now go have a great day. Bill
  11. Okey, so I amaze you by asking if there is really going to be an update after waiting for almost 2 years. Yes, I know it is free, but when in very early 2005 they stated that there is going to be a major revision and then 2 years later there is nothing new......well, I think we have a right to start asking questions. I know what developers have to go through with all their obligations, but if it's not going to be a full time job in developing this particular program, then state so on the web site. Let users know what is going on. Tell us up front that there are independent developers working on this program and that this is not their full time job and that it may take just a bit before a new update is forthcoming. I only got into this 2 days ago because I had downloaded what I thought was the latest version of CDBurnerXP. Just to make sure I ran the update feature from within the program. Guess what.....it didn't work. Told me I had to run another program from within the CDBurnerXP directory in order to update the program. I searched where it said the program would be but nothing was there. So, I go to the web site looking for information about the program and find that the latest version for download is the one that I have and that it is from 2004. I figure, well okey, maybe it's one of those programs that nobody works on anymore and has no support.....but then I read that donors to the web site can have access to beta information about the new version. Well, I have been a beta tester for several programs and none of them ever said I had to pay in order to gain beta information or to have access to the beta version for testing. So I started asking a few questions and at least got an answer about my updating failure problem......."The older version is broken in many ways and I hope it will be fixed soon." That answer did not exactly instill confidence about a new version coming out anytime soon as it has already been 2 years in the works. I think you can see my point in all this. If not, meet me at the post office.....I have to go pick up my welfare check. Bill
  12. Flo said to Bill - "Nope. You do not donate to become a beta tester, but if you donate, you may have a look at the recent progress. If only donate because you want the latest beta, you are probably doing something wrong." So unless I donate, I guess I will never know the progress that is being made. Not exactly conducive to your customers that would like to know the status before they decide to give up on you. I am only a new user of CDBurnerXP and this is not exactly impressing me with customer support. From previous message Bill said to Flo - "Looks like a lot of people have donated but no results yet." Flo's reply to Bill - "I guess only donors can tell" I think you made my point from above. If I don't donate, I will never know. Flo also said to Bill - "And btw, the server our website is running on costs quite a few € each months." I realize that it takes time, money and effort to produce a good product, but it also takes the loyal support of your customers and fans. Without them you have nothing. All I'm asking is to be given an update on the status of CDBurnerXp and is there a projected date for actual release of a new version. Flo's final comment to Bill was - "The old version needs to be fixed in many areas and I just hope that it will happen soon." Soon huh. You've kinda been working on this for about 2 years now, so "soon" I guess means something a little bit different to you than it does to me. I guess I will just have to look into my mystic ball and try to predict the future because you are not exactly forthcoming with facts and dates. Don't really mean to jump on ya this way, but when I tried to check for updates using the update feature in the present version that I have, and it told me it could not work and then I go to the web site and can't find anything out about the new version unless I give you some money........hmmmmm. Am I interpreting all this wrong??? Well, gotta run. Thanks for any help and information. Now go have a great day.
  13. ..Is there really gonna be a new version and if so, WHEN? Ya'll seem to have been working on this for almost 2 years now, getting users to donate to yer cause but not showing any results. And calling 3.5 a "major" revision.......not really. That's more like an update to the original program with no need for beta testing of any kind. If it's truly a "major" revision, then it should be called version 4 and then the alpha and beta testing would commence. And as for donating to be a beta tester........NOT!!!!!! You should actually be paying us to be your testers, not us paying you to use our systems to test your new product for you. Something just don't seem right here. Can you please give specifics as to where you are with the beta testing, which version of beta, how the testing is progressing, any date for release of new version, etc. When a person comes in and asks a question as to why does CDBurnerXP not read a certain file and the reply from you is "No it doesn't".....I don't think that is very good customer support. I'm not seeing very many results for all the "donations" you been getting. Now go have a great day. Bill
  14. Is there really going to be a "New" version of CDBurnerXP or not? Seems the original announcement was back in 2004 about a "new" version and it's now well into 2007 with nothing but a request to "donate" to be a beta tester. Who ever heard of such a ridiculous request? Like I'm supposed to pay you to be allowed to do your public testing of a supposed new version of your program. I don't think so. Looks like a lot of people have "donated" but no results yet. You're not just taking our money and running are ya???? And what's up with the "check for new update" feature on the old version of CDBurnerXP. It tells me that is cannot read update and that it failed, then puts up a screen telling me to go to some update.zip file in the CDBurnerXP directory and run it in order to update the program. When I look for the file mentioned there is no file. Can you please give more details about your progress with your new version, what beta version you are on, just when will anything be forthcoming. Thanks and have a great day. Bill
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