How do the various CrossWorks licenses differ?

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    Sam Wong

    If purchase the "Named-developer commercial licenses" & the license is expired/over 1 year, In case of we need transfer license within engineer or format PC & require reactivation of software, do we need to pay for it?

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    Shannon Lgrizzly

    I purchased a personal license a while back.  The computer on which I installed Crossworks for ARM has since met with horrible demise.  What do I need to do to obtain a license for the new machine?

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    Sam Wong

    If we purchase the "Shared-developer commercial licenses", the USB dongle spoil/damage after 1 year, we need to purchase the new full license again or buy a new USB dongle only?

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    Paul Curtis

    You only need to purchase a new dongle at cost price, about 40 Pounds Sterling which is what they cost us to purchase.

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    Michael Importico

    Hi, I guess I should address this to Mr. Curtis as that snazzy avatar and on point answers seem to indicate he is resident guru.

     

      I've pretty much decided to go with the Rowley tools as they seem to be the most complete solution for a beginner like me(as well as professional developers) and a value that can not be surpassed.  Before I take the final leap, I do have a few questions, forgive me if they are too amateur.   First, I was wondering what edition has the largest community here on the discussion board, because I will be depending on the community for information when I paint myself into a corner with technology.  I suspect it would be the Windows edition, but hope I'm wrong because I really dislike that OS and prefer the open platform GNU/Linux OS's, but I WILL sacrifice my ideals for a larger community forum.  Second, the personal license,  Im entering school this fall as a 'non traditional' older student and would be purchasing this for myself, not on behalf of the school, organization, or professional endeavor; I do still qualify? Third, can one disable a license  to change computers/ os's and would switching from Linux to Windows require an additional license or can the original be disabled?  Lastly, do American distributers offer the Cross Studio Personal/Cross Connect Lite bundle?  I did not want to burden the staff with a phone call, and if this is the wrong forum for these questions, please let me know if I should direct them towards 'sales'.  Many thanks in advance, looking foreword to jumping in with Rowley tools.

    Kind regards,

        Michael

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    Paul Curtis
    1. Largest user base is undoubtedly Windows.  However, you can activate Windows and Linux and OS X versions if you want to, it isn't licensed per OS.

    2. Anybody qualifies for a personal license as long as they return a signed non-commercial license agreement to us.  What do I care if you're 6 or 60?

    3. You can activate multiple PCs on different operating systems.  There is no "transport a license" you just activate what you need.  We don't care if you use a mix of operating systems.

    4. You can purchase online which will get you the bundle--it happens to be a US online store.  At some point Mouser will offer our products too.  But for now, just purchase online and you're done.

    Hope that helps.

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    Ian Clark

    I have Crossworks on WIndows and Mac OSX. I would like to test a CAN and Ethernet network, so would like to be logged in simultaneously on more than one Crossworks session on different boxes (one per uP connected via CrossConnect, J-Seggar and TI Stellaris ICD). Do I need multiple licenses? I am the only developer. I have one commercial license.

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    Paul Curtis

    Above, about commercial licenses:

    The developer can activate CrossWorks on as many machines as he needs, for his sole use, to develop and support his applications

    What is ambiguous about this that requires further clarification?

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    Ian Clark

    Hi Paul,

    Thanks for the reply. I had looked around the site; there was no specific mention of simultaneously logged in users. A PC at the office, one at home etc, but nothing about using the PC at the office with the laptop at the same time. My office and home are the same place, but did not want to abuse or bend your "already developer-friendly" license. Sadly, it is not like this with other licenses I have for various tools that are linked to Ethernet ports, but don't normally need to run multiple copies of a tool. Pretty generous, thanks.

    A variation of the above. Is it possible to run two sessions (same version) of Crossworks on a Mac laptop (each with its own screen and CrossConnect)? On a Mac laptop, I can open one window with 2.1 and an unlicensed version of 2.2 in another window (license request coming through soon). I certainly don't want to pioneer to find out and break a whole lot of shared files in the process. Not sure if the attempt to open two 2.1 sessions failed due to Mac OSX or checks by Crossworks? Not going to change names of programs etc, and don't need this as a "must have", will just put it onto another box if not possible.

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    Paul Curtis

    Tools > Options then in Environment > Startup Options set Allow Multiple CrossStudios to Yes.

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