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Today I changed the style of wyDay.com to be much brighter. I felt that if this site didn't burn out your retinas while simultaneously giving you a cavity, then it just wasn't good enough.
A notable addition to the site is the open source list. It lists the dedicated pages for VistaMenu, SplitButton, wyUpdate Client, and some of my older projects.
I've also uploaded version 1.0 final of wyBuild(a.k.a. InstantUpdate). I'll have a blog post later on explaining all of the many changes. But, for now, just download wyBuildand begin exploring. It was designed to be easy to use right out of the box.
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why you make us pay for what was free before!!?! rippoff.
I assume you're talking about me charging $85 for wyUpdate Professional, correct? None of the features that are exclusive to the Professional version were offered free before (i.e. version management, patch creation, etc.).
I've always hinted at charging for a certain subset of features in the wyUpdate Designer. But, if you don't want to pay, the wyUpdate Professional Designer Trial automatically downgrades to wyUpdate Express Designer after 20 days. That is, all the features that were free before are still free. I just give you 20 days of unlimited usage of the Professional features.
Like I said, I'll explain this later in a blog post.
P.S. I thought me offering the source code of the wyUpdate Client would placate users that believe I'm "selling out" or "ripping them off". I guess not.
Too bad it's not free :( I would probably benefit from some of the Professional version features but I don't have that kind of money. Even if I had, I wouldn't buy it as I would be using it on my applications, which are free, it wouldn't make sense. This is a reason, though I'm probably not the group of people you are targeting this application to...
Anyway, it seems like a great product. Haven't tested it yet, but I will in the future, if I'll use it or not, it will depend if the features I would really benefit from are only available in the Pro version or not.
All of the bare necessity updating features are in the wyUpdate Express Designer. Namely, checking for updates, downloading full "zipped" updates, handling Vista UAC, and updating files & registry.
The Professional version adds all the nice-to-have features: byte-patching & version management are the "big two".
The Express edition would probably be enough for most one man teams with small products (1 Mb - 2 Mb).
The wyUpdate Client is open source. This Client is the part you distribute with your programs. The wyUpdate Designer (Express & Professional editions) are just used to build the updates and manage your software.
Because the Client is open source you'll never be left out in the cold, so to speak, like Microsoft Office *.DOC file format.
The byte-patching feature is something I was really looking forward... I was even looking for an application that did that long before knowing about InstantUpdate.