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Shree Mandadi 5 years ago • updated by Nowaker 4 years ago 4

I like to be upto date with the latest version, but forcing me to update by stopping my work, is probably not a right idea. Show a warning (subtle) message that there is a newer version, that you might want to upgrade, but do not disable already running version on my pc, because there is a newer One. I might be out of bandwidth, or might not have to time to update now, and Now I cant use the currently installed one...


+4

I agree with you. Blocking everything is just a stupid way to ensure software's updates

+4

Yep, this is annoying as hell!


I developed quite a big plugin for it and the plugin users are now pretty confused.

+3

Don't offer free software for download if you are going to restrict its usage because of some arbitrary expiry date.  I was debating getting Sublime, but why bother purchasing a version if it has a, forced, limited lifespan. Quite sad.

+3

I use my laptop rarely, only while traveling. This happened to me while travelling. GSM connection is poor, no way to download 5MB binary. That's so cool, 6 hours of work in `kate` instead of Sublime.


Blocking the application is stupid for another reason - people have lots of problems when Sublime is installed from the distro repo. Lots of ways to resolve the problem are ridiculous - e.g. leave the package in your system but replace old binaries with new ones... Don't force people to do that.

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/17537867/how-to-update-sublime-text-2-on-ubuntu-12-04
http://css-tricks.com/forums/topic/i-need-to-update-sublime-text-2-in-linux-fedora-18/

http://www.rushis.com/2013/07/sublimetext-3-ubuntu-linux/


I don't know if this has something to do with a license. I bought a license, and it's applied on my desktop, but never did that on my laptop. I rarely use it, and always off-line while travelling, so I don't have the license key. However, even Microsoft gives you 30 days before it stops working...