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craggles
Hi 

HoudahSpot just arrived on MacZot for $15 today (http://www.maczot.com) and if you purchase it, you get v3 free when it's released. I already own v2 already.

You mention that v3 will be the first paid upgrade but didn't mention how much.

If it's going to be $15 or more, I might as well purchase another license from MacZot for $15 to get the free v3 upgrade.

PS - HoudahSpot rocks! But then you already knew that.
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houdah
Hi!

Sorry, I meant to mention the upgrade price. Then I forgot.

We will offer a very reasonable upgrade price. Currently I am considering an upgrade price around $5.

Best,
Pierre Bernard
Houdah Software s.à r.l.

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craggles
wow - that's very reasonable indeed!

I shall look forward to v3 even more now. ;D

Thanks. 

Craig
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GrassFarm
Pierre:

That is a very reasonable upgrade. I too look forward to upgrading to version 3! Keep up the good work.

mike
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ip8n
Houdahspot 3.0 is now listed at macupdate.com, although it does not appear in my 'Check for Updates' within the app itself. (And someone posted on macupdate that the upgrade feature didn't work so he had to downgrade.)

Are you planning to send out emails to registered owners about upgrades, features, etc?

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houdah
Hi!

Yes, current users will be notified about the availability of the upgrade.

The upgrade is not listed by the "Check for Updates" feature as I do not want to trick customers into downloading an upgrade which turns out to require additional payment.

For those eligible for a free upgrade, I am evaluating options of having "Check for Updates" detect the new version nonetheless.

Upgrades are available for purchase from within the 3.0 application itself.

Best,
Pierre Bernard
Houdah Software s.à r.l.

Houdah Software s. à r. l.
https://www.houdah.com

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craggles
Hi 

I just manually downloaded the new version, moved my current one and quit the menu also and then dropped v3 into my apps folder and opened it.

It tells me that I need to upgrade my license which I accept.

I then get a little window flash up on the screen briefly and go away again - leaving me with the message telling me I need to upgrade. So I choose upgrade again and a little window flashes up on screen momentarily etc, etc.

Obviously not letting me upgrade. I have my $5  ready as well.
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houdah
Hi!

Sorry to hear you are experiencing problems with the built-in store.

The manual upgrade procedure is a bit convoluted:

2. Remove the current license file at ~/Library/Application Support/HoudahSpot/License.hhsplicense
4. Upon purchase you receive an activation code
5. Launch HoudahSpot 3. It will ask for the activation code
6. Upon entering the activation code, a new license file will be installed on your system

Best,
Pierre Bernard
Houdah Software s.à r.l.

Houdah Software s. à r. l.
https://www.houdah.com

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houdah
Hi!

I have a handful of users reporting this "window flash up on screen".

I have a hard time imagining what this could be. I would be grateful if you were able to record a video of it.

Best,
Pierre Bernard
Houdah Software s.à r.l.

Houdah Software s. à r. l.
https://www.houdah.com

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houdah
Hi!

Michael Frankel posted a much easier manual upgrade procedure at macupdate.com.


2. Locate ~/Library/Application Support/HoudahSpot

3. Remove the license file from that folder - drag it to the desktop

4. Launch HoudaSpot 3.0. It will tell you the software requires a license and provide you a place to drag your license file.

5. Drag your OLD HoudaSpot license file there.

6. The program will tell you that you require an upgrade.

7. Click "Upgrade" and now the pop-up window will open up and stay open.

8. Proceed with your purchase.

Best,
Pierre Bernard
Houdah Software s.à r.l.

Houdah Software s. à r. l.
https://www.houdah.com

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craggles
I did the upgrade according to the FAQ but will also do the other steps too. 

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houdah
Hi!

Thank you for the video. I owe you!

What the video shows is HoudahSpot opening the web store and crashing (or quitting) immediately afterwards. What is odd is that there is no dialog notifying of the crash.

Could you please check ~/Applications/Utilities/Console.app for error messages to console.log or crash reports from HoudahSpot?

Best,
Pierre Bernard
Houdah Software s.à r.l.

Houdah Software s. à r. l.
https://www.houdah.com

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craggles
The only messages in the Console for Houdah was this - 
30/06/2010 20:24:04         HoudahSpotHelper[14979]         watcherThread started.

(But I had it several times as I tried it several times).

Prior to the upgrade, I had this for launching Houdah 2 -
30/06/2010 15:31:34         HoudahSpotHelper[302]         loadApplicationPreferences
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houdah
Hi!

I was finally able to figure out what goes wrong.

The problem is triggered by the "Quit on close of last window" preference. The upgrade store is not counted as a window. Thus HoudahSpot quits, thinking there are no windows left.

I will publish an update today to fix this issue.

Best,
Pierre Bernard
Houdah Software s.à r.l.

Houdah Software s. à r. l.
https://www.houdah.com

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