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Temporarily, No Trial Download - Tue, 30 Jun 2009

Ooooh. I’m so mad.

I had forgotten that it was three months ago that my old computer crashed and I purchased a new one. I upgraded to Delphi 2009 which allowed me to add Unicode earlier than I thought I would, and I was really rolling.

But last week I realized that the 3 month expiry of the last alpha version of Behold was coming up again. I would have to recompile it and release a new trial.

… but I couldn’t. The previous version was compiled with Delphi 4 and older versions of TRichView and ElPack. The installation of those packages were not only not easy, but I’m not sure if I could do them at all under Window Vista 64 bit. It just wasn’t worth it.

So there is currently no trial available for new visitors. They’ll have to wait until the Beta is released. I have in the meantime, placed a form on the download page to allow them to enter their name and email address and I’ll notify them when the Beta becomes available.

Rather than trying to get the old stuff working again, I’d rather forge ahead towards the Beta. And this “blackhole” in Behold availability is sure to push me to get the Beta out sooner than later.

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