Re: PEMPro V2 to V3 Free Upgrade request for users with AP's PEMPro V2 licenses

Ray Gralak

Hi Greg,

Alex was asking about a CCDWare upgrade purchase, not the free upgrade for AP mount owners with a V2 license. There are no special security requirements with the CCDWare version because the licenses have user names on them. .

The AP PEMPro licenses were meant to be kept with the mount if it is sold, but there many cases where that didn’t happen. And because the licenses are anonymous and not assigned by mount it was impossible to give the new owner a license that the previous owner had lost. So, we had to implement a change.

You probably don’t know this but we are extending the free upgrade request to *all* AP PEMPro V2 licenses going back 10 years and allowing for up to 5 copies of V3 simultaneously installed and used. Of course you don’t have to participate in the free upgrade if you think the security restrictions are too much.

Best regards,

-Ray Gralak
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center):
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-----Original Message-----
From: ap-gto@... [mailto:ap-gto@...]
Sent: Friday, February 9, 2018 8:18 AM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Re: PEMPro V2 to V3 Free Upgrade request for users with
AP's PEMPro V2 licenses

So I guess I am confused. I received a free upgrade to download V3 offer in a post
earlier. I though it was an update.he

But once again as usual, PemPro requires far too much to continue with upgrades. I
don't get it, everything PemPro and MaxumDL requires an amazing amount of
security just to use the program.

I have grown tired of listening to this conversation about yet another complicated
security requirement. NO other program I use and have used for the last 40+ years
has ever required so much security hoop jumping.

Sorry for the rant. I woke up this morning just to see 10 more forum posts about this
topic and apparently I have had enough with the complex nature of obtaining the next
version of PemPro. I find all of this security to register the program is rediculous, and
for me at this time, I am not willing to put up with it anymore.

This should have been a simple upgrade, but for some reason it needs to be far
more complicated. EOR.

Gregory Gig Harbor, WA.

On 2/9/2018 7:17 AM, Mike C mike@... [ap-gto] wrote:

If you click the buy link on the CCDWARE page and scroll down, do you see
a green barred section called upgrades?

On Fri, Feb 9, 2018 at 5:45 AM, a.w.colburn@... [ap-gto] <ap-
gto@...> wrote:

Hi Ray,

I've used Pempro since V1 and currently have a V2 upgrade licence.
Having downloaded V3 and installed it, the licence window tells me I am eligible for a
V3 upgrade licence but when I click the purchase licence button it takes me to a
window that only allows me to buy a full V3 licence. Am I missing something?

Regards, Alex

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