The wyDay blog is where you find all the latest news and tips about our existing products and new products to come.
On January 1st, 2022 we're raising prices for all new customers and current customers of LimeLM. We're doing this to roughly match inflation since we last adjusted the prices.
Here are the new prices:
|Plan name||Current price||New price|
|Max plan||$405 / month||$460 / month|
|Premium plan||$172 / month||$194 / month|
|Plus Plus plan||$115 / month||$129 / month|
|Plus plan||$56 / month||$63 / month|
|Basic plan||$32 / month||$36 / month|
|Solo plan||$12 / month||$13 / month|
|Free plan||Free forever||Free forever|
Also, starting February 1, 2022, we're making the web API stricter (and thus, more secure). Namely, we're preventing
GET requests from being processed. You must use
GET data in an API request will be treated as an error.
We're also stopping all access over HTTP — everything must happen over HTTPS.
The week of Monday, December 20th, 2021: Any API key using HTTP or using GET will get an email to all accounts notifying them of the problem and linking to this post.
Wednesday, January 19th, 2022: All API requests using GET or HTTP will be blocked for this one day. They will resume 24 hours later until...
Tuesday, February 1st, 2022: All API requests using HTTP or GET will be blocked from this point forward.
Free plans using the web API will not be notified. They will just be forced to use the correct behavior on February 1st, 2022.
The biggest new feature is support for Apple's new macOS platform: ARM64. Or, as they like to re-brand everything in their own image: "Apple Silicon". TurboActivate, TurboFloat, and the TurboFloat Server all have "universal builds" that support Intel 64-bit macOS and ARM64 macOS.
We've also dropped support for old FreeBSD versions because the FreeBSD team doesn't have the resources to properly test more than one version. So, from now on we'll only release builds for the latest version. As of this blog post that means just FreeBSD builds for 12.2.
If you haven't already signed up for the best software licensing product, then sign up for LimeLM right now! We support all major operating systems (Windows, macOS, Linux, BSD) and we have articles and examples for all popular programming languages.
Today we've released TurboFloat 4.3. The marquee feature of this release is that when your app uses the TurboFloat library your app can now release any active leases when a computer goes to sleep. And your app will also attempt to regain that lease when the computer "wakes up".
An example of a computer going to sleep is when your customer shuts their laptop:
The laptop is now asleep. If you were using TurboFloat in your app, and your app had a lease before the computer went to sleep, the lease would be dropped immediately. This frees up the lease to be used by any of that person's colleagues.
This feature is just the latest example of our focus on real-world user-behavior. A customer isn't going to switch to every app they have open, see if it's using floating licensing, and if so, invoke whatever method you've created to drop the lease while keeping the app running.
That would be a nightmare; no one has time for that.
A real person is either going to just walk away from the computer (and the computer will put itself to sleep after a few minutes). Or the person will explicitly put the computer to sleep (for example by shutting the laptop).
Our job is handling this, and other real-world behavior, so you don't have to.