@seablade: when i posted that, I was unable to download the source code. it told me I had to wait till the next month, even though I had donated that day. i was unable to download anything.
i tried to download every package that was on the download page, and it just blocked me from doing it. <- that is NOT cool.
As has already been posted you can always get it from SVN as I stated above as well. I thought I remembered not having to pay for the tarball of the source, but I could be wrong on that, doesn’t change that SVN is always open and read access to it is unrestricted, so not only can you get the source of the currently released version, you can get the source of all fixes, etc. since then, or any individual commit/change/version/etc. before that as well. All of this requires no authentication at all and is completely free, it merely requires running SVN commands listed on the page Paul linked to above.
of course there isnt enough money coming from ads and download services. I made the suggestion simply because it helps with the financial strain. set up correctly, I think it could help alot.
My response was an attempt at a nicer way of saying, that hundreds of ideas have been proposed, and attempted, and yes this is one of the very first ones that was looked at, and believe me has not come close.
why the HELL should I donate ANYTHING to this project, if the promise of the uncrippled version is not honored?
Why the hell would someone offer to help someone cursing at them? There are many things that can be done, but a civil tone is best.
I've looked for a place to put my transaction ID to get the download, but I cant find anything like that.
Try here. My understanding is that you get 3 redownload attempts and that is it but honestly I have never tried it.
if paul really has this much of an issue making money from this project, I would highly suggest he get a day job..... I work my ass off for the (little) money I make. he's clearly talented in software development so he should probably go to work for someone to pay his bills, not spread false promises about his audio software....
Has it occured to you that the reason Paul DOESN’T keep a day job is because the community supporting Ardour has asked him to continue working on Ardour Full Time, and that the payments and subscriptions are an attempt to allow him to do so, in order that Ardour’s development proceed. You seem to think that Paul doesn’t work as hard on Ardour with this comment, SVN history might say otherwise, along with conversations with him. Paul is not a company so much as a person, Ardour is not a product as much as a development. Neither is it a business. Thinking about it in terms of things it is not is probably not going to lead you to much satisfaction.
I'll try again when version 3 is fully released, and if the same shit happens again, I'll be sure to let everyone I know who asks about ardour to know its a scam.
You know, I am not sure I should even comment on this. Suffice to say there is lots of traditional software out there that if I pay to download, I don’t always get a chance to redownload. This holds especially true once there is a new version out.
and for what its worth....pretty much everyone would prefer nagware over the crippleware garbage paul is releasing right now....
You speak for everyone? It is strange as your assertion contradicts what was seen on discussions on that very topic over email and IRC some time back when that decision was made, which involved lots of people.
To be clear, making your assertions about income strategies and nagware is fine, but the tone of voice involved means that it may be more likely to be ignored.