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WWClient Tools: showing Shareware message
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  Albert Gostick
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  Sep 21, 2021 @ 02:06pm

Hi Rick, I downloaded WW client tools 7.23 and unzipped to folder as per usual. It alerts that I am using the shareware version. Is there something I need to do to get it to recognize as a valid paid version?

Thanks, Albert Gostick

Gravatar is a globally recognized avatar based on your email address. re: WWClient Tools: showing Shareware message
  Albert Gostick
  Rick Strahl
  Sep 22, 2021 @ 12:21pm

Hi Rick,

I did the recompile after installing new zip file over old version folder. I then did the recompile.

Specifically, I get the alert that wwdotnetbridge.dll is a shareware version. Poking around a bit, I opened wconnect.h and SHAREWARE is .T.; so maybe a shareware wconnect.h file is being shipped? or I noticed this message also displays from within wwdotnetbridge.prg where the WAIT message is wrapped in ```foxpro #IF .T./#ENDIF

so the message would always fire from there as well.

Albert
Gravatar is a globally recognized avatar based on your email address. re: WWClient Tools: showing Shareware message
  Rick Strahl
  Albert Gostick
  Sep 22, 2021 @ 01:16pm

Hi Albert,

Hmmm... I double checked and looks like you're right. The SHAREWARE flag has been accidentally set in the wconnect.h. Surprised nobody else has mentioned anything since there have been quite a few downloads. A recompile with the switch updated should fix that on your end.

IAC, I've updated the zip file with the updated wconnect.h now.

Thanks for the heads up - much appreciated.

+++ Rick ---

Gravatar is a globally recognized avatar based on your email address. re: WWClient Tools: showing Shareware message
  Albert Gostick
  Rick Strahl
  Sep 22, 2021 @ 01:36pm

I also had to update wwDotNetBridge.prg and change the compiler directive #IF .T. to #IF .F. as the message was also being thrown from within there (at least I assume it is being displayed by that class when an instance is instantiated). Are there any other places that would need changing?

Albert

Gravatar is a globally recognized avatar based on your email address. re: WWClient Tools: showing Shareware message
  Rick Strahl
  Albert Gostick
  Sep 23, 2021 @ 12:42pm

Yes thanks - did that at the same time.

The problem is that I build both in the same folder. I think what happens sometimes is that I push out the full version first, then the shareware version, and that at some point fix a small issue and forget to update those files and then build a new non-shareware package.

I really should automate this process completely but the client tools don't get updated that frequently and it takes time to set up the build process. It's one of the few products that don't have it..

+++ Rick ---

Gravatar is a globally recognized avatar based on your email address. re: WWClient Tools: showing Shareware message
  Albert Gostick
  Rick Strahl
  Sep 23, 2021 @ 12:57pm

understood...no probs...cannot automate everything!

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