: Has anyone in this newsgroup licensed the Visual Workshop Product?
YES, We have 4 licensed VWC++ setups.
: HAs anyone felt the licensing procedure is somewhat outrageous (I have to
: email or fax to SUN for a password). On top of that, SUN ***Strongly***
: recommends emailing in the license request as opposed to faxing it in or
: calling it in. (are they in the hunt for email addresses...hmmmmm). Has
: anyone else in this newsgroup found the licensing procedure annoying?
You need a license for you specific machine or server, so *somehow* Sun
needs to know your hostid and machines name. It's not that calling or
faxing this info in is a problem, its given you back the keys for the
product that's a problem. In both cases FAXes and phone require you to
manually type in this information, leading to typos's etc.
The email way you just save the file, and give it to a lit or lit_tty and
Here's a part of our license file, do you want to type this in by hand?
DAEMON suntechd /etc/opt/licenses/suntechd /etc/opt/licenses/daemon_options
FEATURE sunpro.sw_teamware suntechd 1.000 01-jan-0 3 8BEA50A1E2B9220C191A ""
INCREMENT sunpro.common suntechd 0.000 01-jan-0 3 1BCA50913EAC5961A138 "0"
INCREMENT sunpro.sparcworks.tools suntechd 3.000 01-jan-0 3 2B8A80C12360105780F8 "0"
INCREMENT sunpro.mpmt suntechd 3.000 01-jan-0 3 5BCAE021C8FF598A451F "0"
INCREMENT sunpro.visu suntechd 1.000 01-jan-0 3 FB2AD021BDF8F7E6DE2A "0"
INCREMENT sunpro.c suntechd 4.000 01-jan-0 3 EB1A80B1A4488BB473F0 "0"
INCREMENT sunpro.cc suntechd 4.100 01-jan-0 3 AB7A405170A9FB3D216C "0"
: ----The rest of this message is for the good people at Sun to chew on---
: Attention SUN employees: if you are going to go through this hasslesome
: softwrae licensing registration procedure, please make it such that I can
: get a reply with the licensing information promptly. I am very
: non-plussed with paying lots of money for software and then having to wait
: an extra day (at least a day, i have yet to receive the licensing file).
: this hassle has greatly turned me off with respect to buying SunSoft
: products and i will be a much more reluctant client in the future.
: thanks for reading,
: steve doliov